Reach Fork Lift Truck

Machine Description:

The Industrial Counterbalance Forklift Truck has a counterweight to balance the load on the fork arms. The fork arms and load project out from the front of the machine. Loads can be raised or lowered vertically and the mast may be tilted forwards or backwards up to 15°. The industrial truck is used on firm/smooth surfaces. The name is so called because the mast is moved forwards or reached out to pick up the load. For travelling, the load is reached back and carried within the wheelbase. This allows greater manoeuvrability in areas where space is restricted. Suitable for use on substantially firm/smooth and level surfaces (i.e. inside warehouses, etc.)

Used for:

Loading, unloading, stacking materials and other goods (generally contained on pallets).

Often seen in:

General warehousing. Common in any industrial unit with level and stable flooring.

Which Course for me:

For information on which course is right for you please read the information on the Courses page which explains the difference between the 3 courses that we offer.

Course duration is dependent on the number of attendees and the driving experience of the individual. The standard number of days based on instructor ratios of 3:1 are below:

  • Novice: Up to 5 days
  • Experienced: Up to 3 days
  • Refresher: 1 day

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Structural Parts
  • Regulations
  • Safety Operator Video
  • Pre-Use Inspections / Handovers
  • Safe Operating Methods & Hazards
  • Operating in Confined Spaces
  • Operating in Industrial Racking or Scaffold
  • Bulk Stacking & Lorry Loading
  • Theory Test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Course Evaluation