Industrial Reach Lift Truck Novice

Back to: Materials Handling & Forklift

Address:201 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3UT

Duration:4 days

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" Instructor very knowledgeable, course was replaced and enjoyable, excellent practical element – 10/10 "

CM – Halliburton Manufacturing & Services Ltd

" Good training session, lots of detail. 10/10 "

SM – Science Ltd

" Steve really helpful and explained everything really well "

DE – GKN Aerospace Services

" Brilliant Instructor, very good! "

ST – Dairy Crest

" Darren is a great instructor, very easy going and informal making it easy to learn with no stress. Enjoyed it and a great outcome, thank you. 10/10 "

DM – Poeton Gloucester Ltd
  • Duration:4 days
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This practical training course is designed for prospective reach truck operators. The training & achievement test fully complies with the approved code of practice for training lift truck operators.


To enable participants the skills & knowledge needed to operate lift trucks safely an efficiently


On completion of training, operators should have an accepted knowledge of the legal and safety duties in relation to lift truck. Use lifting equipment safely and in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines and accepted good practice.


Course content
  • Duties and responsibilities of reach truck operators
  • In company Codes of Practice
  • Identify, describe, explain the principle components
  • Understand the stability and capacity of the reach truck
  • Safely locate and operate all the controls of the reach truck
  • Understand and correctly respond to warning devices fitted to the reach truck
  • Carry out pre-use safety inspection and perform daily checks as recommended by the reach truck manufacturer
  • Identify safe terrain conditions & operate within the design limits of the reach truck
  • Understand the safe loading of the machine and assess the weight of loads handled (if applicable)
  • Operate and manoeuvre reach truck in confined areas
  • Stack and de-stack at varying heights
  • Battery charging safety
  • Parking and isolation