Reach Truck Training

The RTITB Reach Truck Operator training course will give you the skills to operate a reach truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection, and recall the causes of truck and load instability. The course covers, but is not limited to, the following areas;

  • Lift truck controls and instruments
  • Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Battery care
  • Weight assessment
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets
  • Driving on/off ramps and inclines
  • Stacking and destacking
  • The operators’ safety code

 

Course Durations (for 3 people):

 

  • Novice candidate: 37.5 hours
  • Experienced (but untrained) candidate: 20 hours
  • Refresher (recommended every 3 years) candidate: 7.5 hours
  • Conversion candidate: 15 hours

 

Last year over 9,000 people completed and passed RTITB reach lift truck training and testing and achieved their internationally recognised RTITB Certificate of Basic Operator Training.

To start your training journey, enter your postcode below and find your nearest RTITB centre, or if you are outside of the UK tick the box to see a list of our international training providers. You can then contact the RTITB centre of your choice directly through our website to book your forklift training.