Reach Truck Training

The course agenda includes:

  • Lift truck introduction
  • Inspections prior to use and take over maintenance
  • Instruments and Controls
  • Weight assessment
  • Starting, stopping and moving the truck
  • Pallet handling (laden and unladen)
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Stacking/de-stacking – free standing and in racking
  • Safety code testing
  • Practical test of basic operating skills
  • Written test of operating knowledge

Our forklift truck operator course – Reach Truck is for operators with little or no previous experience using a Reach forklift truck.

This course includes theory instruction and assessment followed by practical operator training and assessment which will comply with the standard laid down in accordance with the HSE code of practice L117. This course enables the successful trained operator to use any Reach forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity (with authorisation) anywhere in the UK. The Reach forklift is the most common used vehicle in warehousing where maximum manoeuvrability is required. 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. Contact Power Forklift Training today.


Reach Truck course is designed for those with no prior experience of forklift truck operation who wish to achieve a nationally recognised operator qualification in the safe and correct use of Reach forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity.

Successful delegates will gain a better understanding of current relevant legislation, the best practice and learn vital skills and ability in the safe use of a Reach fork truck in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

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