Reach Truck Forklift Training

Reach trucks are designed predominantly for warehouse operation. They offer maximum lift height with excellent manoeuvrability.

The name refers to the ability of the fork carriage to ‘reach’ out beyond the stabilising legs and therefore ‘reach’ into racking. The combination of this reach capability and the stabilising legs means reach trucks can lift to great heights (in excess of 10 metres) while still operating in very tight working environments.

Reach Training Course

While excellent for use indoors, reach trucks are not ideally suited to work outside. Their low under-carriage clearance can cause problems on uneven working surfaces, and their electric power systems can be prone to contact trouble if regularly shaken due to undulating working surfaces.

BITA Categories
D1 – Rider – Reach & straddle trucks 3-8m
B2 – Rider – Reach & straddle trucks over 8m

Course content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Re-charging of Reach Forklift truck
  • Pre-use checks
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the Reach Forklift Truck
  • Manoeuvring the Forklift Truck in open and confined areas
  • Stacking at different levels – bulk stacks/ industrial racking
  • De-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets

Course assessment

  • Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist.
  • Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Forklift training course

Course certification

  • ITSSAR accredited certificate
  • TOPS (Trained Operator Passport Scheme) registration
Course Duration Candidates
Novice 3 – 5 days max 3
Experienced Operator 2 – 3 days max 3
Safety Refresher 1 day max 3
Conversion 1 day max 3
Familiarisation 0.5 day max 3
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