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Reach Truck Training Courses

Become a qualified Reach Truck operator

Reach Truck Training

These trucks operate a little differently to counterbalance trucks as they can reach forward once a load has been picked up. They are ideal for moving items from shelf to shelf inside a warehouse (vertically and horizontally) setting them apart from counterbalance trucks.

The RTITB Reach Truck Operator training course will give you the skills to operate a reach truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection, and recall the causes of truck and load instability. The course covers, but is not limited to, the following areas;

  • Lift truck controls and instruments
  • Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Battery care
  • Weight assessment
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets
  • Driving on/off ramps and inclines
  • Stacking and destacking
  • The operators’ safety code

Course Duration (for 3 people):

  • Novice candidate: 32.5 hours
  • Experienced (but untrained) candidate: 19.5 hours
  • Refresher (recommended every 3 years) candidate: 6.5 hours
  • Conversion candidate: 13 hours

3:1:1 (3 trainees: 1 instructor: 1 truck)