Reach Truck


The Reach Truck is the type of lift truck you would usually find going up and down the aisles of a distribution depot. Due to its versatility and the fact it can navigate very narrow aisles this is an essential part of modern warehousing. They can come in a variety of styles including some you stand on, sit on or there are those that raise the operator up and down (Man-up)

Reach Truck
Reach Truck
Reach Truck

What will your training include?

Delegate training will generally consist of 3 stages which will cover both written and practical assessment. You will be using a range of video and written materials to assist you in your training:

  1. Basic training: the basic skills and knowledge required to operate a lift truck safely and efficiently.
  2. Specific job training: knowledge and understanding of the operating principles and controls of the lift truck to be used and how it will be used in the workplace.
  3. Familiarisation training: applying what has been learnt, under normal working conditions, on the job.

It is difficult to specify how long a course should last as there are many issues which affect the rate of learning. Courses should be long enough to meet the requirements  (typically 3-5 days).

Delegates with some experience of lift trucks or relevant experience of similar vehicles may need less extensive training than those with no experience, however, do not overestimate the value of such experience.  A delegate with basic training on one type of lift truck or handling attachment cannot safely operate others, on which they have not been trained, without additional conversion training.


The instructor will continuously assess a trainee’s progress to ensure they achieve the required standards throughout training. At the end of the training, the trainee should pass a test, or tests, to demonstrate that they have the necessary practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to operate lift trucks safely.

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