Course overview

This course is for new operators of lift truck equipment (specifically Reach trucks), holding no or limited, prior experience of operating this type of equipment

  • Legislation and the Operators' Safety Code
  • Lift truck stability and weight assessment
  • Introduction to the lift truck:
    • Operator user checks
    • Recording the defects
  • Developing driving skills:
    • Operator practice
    • Start, stop and manoeuvring
    • Operation of hydraulic controls
    • Stack and de-stack procedures
    • Stacking and de-stacking of pallets in varying conditions

Course benefits

Reach truck operators are qualified to a national standard as recommended by the HSE. Operators are trained to carry out systematic and thorough lift truck user checks prior to operation. Re-assurance the safe and correct loading, unloading, stacking and de-stacking procedures are being used

Please note

Please note the duration of the training is based upon the numbers attending; 1 delegate = 3 days, 2 delegates = 4 days and 3 delegates = 5 days

Course dates and fees

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Assessment & accreditation

Our courses are accredited by ITSSAR and/or NPORS. To achieve a full certificate, delegates must pass all theory papers and practical assessments to a nationally recognised standard.

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