Reach Truck

The aim of the course is to:

Provide the candidate with the basic knowledge and practical skills involved in operating a Reach Truck

The Objectives of the course are to enable delegates to:

  • Carry out a pre-start inspection.
  • Load and unload vehicles.
  • Understand the causes of instability of truck and load.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of battery care (if applicable).
  • Operate the machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.

Course summary:

  • Relevant regulations/ legislation
  • Introduction to machine
  • Controls and instruments
  • Limitations of use
  • Load weight assessment
  • Forklift truck stability
  • Components and main truck types
  • Driving a reach truck
  • Recharging procedures
  • Rated capacity chart
  • Battery checks
  • Pre-start inspection/maintenance
  • Emergency controls
  • Operator’s safety code
  • Handling loaded/unloaded pallets
  • Working within a racking system
  • Bulk stacking
  • Vehicle loading/unloading
  • Introduction to hydraulics
  • Theory and Practical Tests

Course Duration – Depending on Accreditation & Experience

Certification – NPORS, STS Group In-house Certification

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