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Reach Forklift Conversion Training



To provide trainees with the sufficient basic skills and knowledge required to carry out their duties safely and efficiently when operating a reach forklift truck in the workplace.

A reach conversion course is for any trainee who has previously received formal training and issued with a Certificate of Basic Skills on another type of forklift.

The forklift training is carried out to a standard accredited by ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register) in line with HSE guidelines as published in:

L117 (Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Truck Operator Training).

Course Content

  1. Legislation – (HASAWA 1974 – PUWER – LOLER – ACOP L117)
  2. Operator safety video(s)
  3. Pre Use Checks – Record Keeping and Reporting
  4. Introduction to the reach forklift and controls
  5. Observational Techniques
  6. Basic Steering & Steering in Confined Spaces
  7. Bulk Stacking
  8. Loading & Unloading a Vehicle
  9. Place & Retrieve a Load from an Industrial Racking System (All Heights)
  10. Re-Fuel / Re-Charge / LPG Changing Bottles
  11. Theory Test
  12. Pre Use Inspection Test
  13. Practical Test of Operating Skills
  14. Upon successful completion of the course, trainees are awarded an ITSSAR Certificate of Conversion Training to operate a reach forklift truck.
  15. Trainees will also be provided with an ID card and entered onto the ITSSAR national database for reach forklift operators.