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Reach Forklift Training

Reach forklift trucks are typically used in narrow isles for stacking and unstacking pallets where precision driving is essential to maintain safety and avoid damage to stock. Today operators must hold a suitable certificate of training and have passed a nationally recognised course. BB Training Services has a long proud history of training operators and with a high pass rate you can be confident that our instruction is amongst the best in the industry.

  • Legislation
  • Operator safety video(s)
  • Pre Use Checks – Record Keeping and Reporting
  • Introduction to the counterbalance forklift and controls
  • Starting / Stopping
  • Observational Techniques
  • One more

  • 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 / LPG Changing Bottles

  • Theory Test
  • Pre Use Inspection Test
  • Practical Test of Operating Skills

Certificate and ID Card on Completion of Training

Upon successful completion of the course, trainees are awarded an RTITB or ITSSAR Certificate of Basic Training to operate a reach forklift truck.

Trainees will also be provided with an ID card and entered onto the national database for reach forklift operators.


The forklift training is carried out to a standard accredited by: RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) or ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register) in line with the HSE guidelines as published in L117 (Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Truck Operator Training).

“One day I noticed that one of the trainees, who was unemployed, was struggling to read and over lunch it came to light that he did not have a CV and he had lost his confidence. In spare moments during the course I helped him put together a resume and armed with his course pass he went on to get a job as a forklift truck driver. 5-years on he is still driving a forklift truck.”

Harry Lenox
Senior Trainer