Reach Trucks



There are Four different types of Reach Truck and each has its own category: 

  • D1 – Rider - Electric – Reach & Straddle Trucks 3-8m lift
  • D2 – Rider - Electric – Reach & Straddle Trucks over 8m lift 
  • A7 – Pedestrian – Electric – Reach Truck
  • A8 – Rider – Electric – Stand-on Reach Truck

 

And there are four types of courses available these are:-

  • Novice Operator:  A person with little or no experience of driving a fork lift truck 
  • Experienced Operator:  A person who uses the fork lift regularly but has never undertaken a formal course and test.
  • Conversion:  A person who is certificated on one category of truck but needs to drive a different category. (An Operator cannot convert from a pedestrian operated truck to a rider operated truck)
  • Refresher Re-test:  A person who holds a certificate to operate the truck but needs their skills updating in accordance with HSE guidelines 

 

The course lengths below show the minimum time it will take to become a competent operator - course lengths may vary from those shown depending on the skill levels and competence of the operator.

Rider Operated Truck
Category(s) Course Type No. of Candidates Course Length
D1 & D2     Novice 3 5 Days
D1 & D2     Novice 2 4 Days
D1 & D2     Novice 1 3 Days
D1 & D2     Experienced 2 or 3 3 Days
D1 & D2     Experienced 1 2 Days
D1 & D2     Refresher re-test 1, 2 or 3 1 Day
D1 & D2     Conversion to 2 or 3 2 Days
D1 & D2     Conversion to 1 1 Day

 


 
Pedestrian Operated Truck
Category(s) Course Type No. of Candidates Course Length
A7 & A8 Novice 3 3 Days
A7 & A8 Experienced 3 1 Day
A7 & A8 Refresher re-test 3 1 Day
A7 & A8 Conversion to 3 1 Day

 


 

Reach Truck Course Syllabus (119kb)