Reach Forklift Training

[  1, 2, or 3 DAYS  ]

Reach Forklift Training is essential for operators. Reach forklift trucks are typically used in narrow aisles for stacking and un-stacking pallets, where precision driving is essential to maintain safety and avoid damage to stock. If used without sufficient care and attention, reach forklifts can be extremely dangerous – with careful training these risks can be substantially reduced.


Trainees on our course will be taught best practice regarding: –

  • Observing speed limits
  • Pedestrians & other traffic
  • Seat belts
  • Correct use of the horn
  • Best practice for picking up and setting down loads


  • Legislation
  • Operator safety video(s)
  • Pre-use checks – record keeping and reporting
  • Introduction to the counterbalance forklift and controls
  • Safe starting and stopping
  • Observational techniques
  • Basic steering & steering in confined spaces
  • Approaching a load to pick up & place in a marked area
  • Bulk stacking
  • Loading & unloading a vehicle
  • Place & retrieve a load from an industrial racking system (all heights)
  • Re-fuel / Re-charge / Changing LPG bottles


  • Theory test
  • Pre-use inspection test
  • Practical test of operating skills
  • 1, 2 or 3 Days
    depending on experience

  • On Site

  • Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance valid for 3 years. This course is CITB approved for grant aid for levy payers. 

  • Contact us to arrange a training date.


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