Reach Forklift Training
Reach forklifts are the most popular types of forklifts in the UK with many warehouses using them for their flexibility and speed. With so many warehouses using them work for these types of forklifts is widely available. It is also a great thing to have on your CV and reach forklift training is offered by most training providers.
To become a qualified reach forklift driver you will be required to undertake five days of training and sit both theoretical and practical examinations. The theory exam consists of 20 to 30 questions with students expected to gain an 80% pass rate. Don’t worry though as the exams are typically very straightforward and are based on everything covered within your training program. Pass rates are also extremely high.
Once you have completed this you will need to take the practical exam. This usually takes around an hour and is in many ways similar to a driving test. You will be tested for the basics with examiners monitoring the number and type of faults you make.
For experienced drivers however courses can often be shorter. This is because they know many of the basic elements and will only need to cover the new driving style. This is very common as people are often qualified for many different truck types.
What to look for
When looking to take your reach forklift training you should take the time to understand the level and type of certification your chosen provider is offering. One of the most important things to look for is the awarding bodies the providers use for your certification. You should look for the following:
- Lantra Awards
- Associations of Industrial Truck Trainers
- Construction Skills
- National Plant Operators Registration Scheme
- Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB)
- Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR)
Employers will look for certificates from one of these as they are widely accepted as the industry standard. Reach fork lift training is similar to many of the other disciplines of forklift training and can greatly enhance your career prospects. Please browse our advertised training providers below for more information on courses.