Reach Truck Training Course

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Kentra can provide a Reach Truck training course, for novice candidates through to experienced operators and the course registered by ourselves or with an awarding body if required.

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To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, safely operate and maintain a Reach Lift Truck (ACOP117)

Course Content
Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Work
Equipment Regulations PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
Operators safety code
Battery maintenance & charging procedures
Pre Operational checks
Factors affecting stability
Motive controls
Hydraulic controls
Maneuvering in open & confined areas
Stacking at different levels
De stacking with laden & unladen pallets
Lorry loading & unloading

Variations of machine
4 way Reach
Stand on Reach – Rider (ABA Grouping A8)

– Reach & Straddle trucks 3-8m lift (ABA Grouping D1)

– Reach & Straddle trucks over 8m lift (ABA Grouping D2)

Pedestrian Reach (ABA Grouping A7)
Duel Fuel

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session with use of the Reach Truck.

The Instructor is required to see the machine/equipment’s LOLER certificate before commencement of the course.

3 palletised loads.

None mandatory elements

Attachments on site if they require these on their certification.

External Transport such as Lorry / Van / Trailer etc if assessment on loading and unloading if applicable.

Certification & Validation

This course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra validation and plastic ID card

CPCS registration and plastic ID card

ITSSAR certificate / licence

NPORS registration and plastic ID card N003 Reach Truck training course

Reach Truck training course

We can deliver many types of Lift Truck courses, if you would like to discuss these please Contact us.

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