Reach trucks do exactly what they say on the tin! Capable of having a much greater reach height than a Counterbalance, Reach trucks remain to be as agile within a warehouse environment. Industrial category D1; Reach trucks are used alongside counterbalance trucks worldwide. With the operator sat side-ways – the truck can travel in tight areas and extends its mast into the racking area.

reach forklift course and practical training

Reach trucks are designed predominantly for warehouse operation. They offer maximum lift height with excellent maneuverability.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 meters) while still operating in very tight working environments. 


Novice Operator: Duration 5 Days: For operators who have never previously operated a forklift truck.

Experience Operator: Duration 3 Days: For operators who have experience on a forklift truck but have no certification or their certificate is over 5 years old.

Refresher & Test: Duration 1 Day: For operators who’s certificate is between 3 & 5 years old. Student must be able to produce previous certification on the first day of the course.

Elements covered:

  • Responsibilities under the health & safety at work act, 1974
  • Operators Safety Code on a Reach Forklift Truck
  • Battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Pre-use checks on a Reach Forklift Truck
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive controls
  • Hydraulic controls on a Reach Forklift Truck
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined area’s including entry & aisle safety procedures
  • Stacking at different levels
  • Destacking at different levels

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