Course Overview (Benefits)

This enables successful delegates to safely use a Reach forklift truck. The aim of this course:

  • Improved safety culture and staff morale

  • Reduced risk of accidents and incidents

  • Reduced risk of claims and prosecutions

  • The safe operation of a reach truck in areas including factories, stores, warehouses & haulage depots

Course Content / Topics Covered

This course ensures that delegates gain sufficient understanding of current legislation and learn skills which will ensure safe use of a reach truck. Topics covered include:

  • Medical conditions & reporting procedures

  • Operator safety code

  • Introduction to the reach truck

  • Reach truck safety video

  • Pre-operational inspection

  • Mounting/dismounting procedures

  • Moving off & stopping inc emergency stop

  • Basic manoeuvring

  • Chicane – laden & unladen

  • Hydraulic controls

  • Reach truck stability

  • Handling laden loads

  • Battery care & recharging

  • Construction & use of racking systems

  • Stacking & de-stacking of loads

  • Driving on/off ramps & inclines

  • Associated knowledge

  • Practical assessment & evaluation

Course Duration

The course duration is anything from 1 – 5 days depending on previous experience and your specific requirements.

Assessment and Certification

You will complete a theory test, pre-use inspection assessment and practical based tests throughout the duration of the course. Once you have passed, you will be issued with a certificate of basic training. These are currently valid for 3 years.

Location of the Training

Training will take place at our Head Office in Newton-le-Willows or can be conducted at your own place of work. Click Here to view information on our training centre.

Method of Delivery

This course is made up of classroom based and practical learning. All courses and materials will be presented in native English language unless previously requested.

What happens next?

If you would like more information or wish to book onto this course, contact our team on 01925 222 455 or email

Training Packages

D&B Training Ltd offer course packages that save you time and money. Simply choose the training courses you require from our huge range and we will put a package together that covers all of your regulatory requirements. your new training package will be booked in to be as convenient as possible for you and your employees, also booking a block of training comes with heavy discounts!

Our staff are very knowledgeable and are able to provide you with the best training courses for your industry, so if your having trouble figuring out which courses you require, contact us on 01925 222 455 and book your training package today!

Contact Us

D&B Training Ltd

Progress House, 172 Southworth Rd, Newton-le-Willows WA12 0BS

Phone: 01925 222 455

D&B Training Ltd have been providing quality training solutions to industry since 1989.

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