N003 – Reach Truck

The Reach Truck is commonly used in industry inside of a warehouse due to its manoeuvrability in the aisles of racking. Operators of the Forklift truck are required to hold a certificate of training which shows they have attended a training course and passed a test to a set national standard.




Reach Truck Novice Training: 5 days
Reach Truck Experienced Operator Training (ITSSAR / RTITB): 3 days
Reach Truck Experienced Operator Assessment (NPORS): 1 day
Reach Truck Conversion Training: 2 days
Reach Truck Refresher Training: 1 day
Reach Truck Instructor Course: 5 / 10 days

Experienced Worker Test,
upon successful completion the candidate will be able to:


Identify the risks associated with quick-hitch devices
Interpret the given information relating to the use of reach trucks to lift, transfer and place loads.
Organise with others the sequence and operation in which reach truck operations are to be carried out
Know how to comply with relevant legislation and official guidance when lifting and transferring loads with reach trucks..
Maintain safe working practices when preparing for and carrying out forklift operations with masted reach types.
Request and select the required quantity and quality of resources to prepare for and carry out forklift operations with masted reach types
Minimise the risk of damage to the work and surrounding area when lifting and transferring loads
Complete the work within the allocated time when preparing to and lifting and transferring loads
Comply with the given contract information to lift, transfer and place loads using reach trucks to the required specification


Course Content

Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
Operators Safety code
Re-fuelling and Re-charging of Gas, Electric or Diesel Reach Truck
Pre-use checks
Factors affecting stability
Motive and hydraulic controls of the Reach Truck
Manoeuvring the Reach Truck in open and confined areas
Stacking at different levels
De-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets

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