Reach Truck Training

Operate Advanced Defined Purpose Lift Trucks - Liderazgo Training

This course is accredited with the Transport Education Training Authority and covers unit standard “242972” NQF level 3, 7 Credits

All training programs are Outcome Based and are assessed according to various Unit Standards and Outcomes.

Assessment criteria consists of a Formative Assessment, In-Class Assessments and a Summative Assessment.

Course Duration

Duration: 5-day course (Novice Driver)
1-day course (Refresher Driver)

  • Theory and Practical
  • In-Class Activities
  • Final Examination
  • Practical Evaluation


Once all theory has been completed, Learners are taken outside with one facilitator to complete the Practical Evaluation.

Course Overview

The person credited with this unit standard is able to operate a battery-operated defined purpose Reach truck. They are able to access emergency support and services in the case of an emergency while operating a Reach truck. The person is also able to identify and classify the load, handle and move the freight while operating the lifting equipment in accordance with standards and its performance capabilities. They are also able to monitor the fitness of the Reach truck.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Accessing available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents.
  • Identifying and classifying freight/loads.
  • Handling, loading and storing freight.
  • Achieving maximum work performance of battery powered lifting equipment and attachments.
  • Operating equipment

Learning Outcomes- Theoretical Content

  • Access available emergency support systems and services in case of incidents and accidents.
    • A range of support that may be accessed are identified according to emergency support systems.
    • The most appropriate course of action is identified in relation to potential hazards in the working environment.
    • The evacuation process is explained according to organisational evacuation procedures.
    • Emergency escape procedures (via abseil) are demonstrated in accordance with safety standards and procedures.
  • Identify and classify freight/loads.
    • A minimum of five different categories of freight/loads are identified an explained with examples.
    • Common freight codes, from a handling perspective, are classified together and described with examples.
  • Handle, load and store freight.
    • Specific handling methods and attachments are identified and their uses according to particular commodities/freight are described.
    • The reasons for selecting a particular piece of lifting equipment are explained according to a particular type of freight.
    • The specific selection of storage facilities for different freight types are explained according to organisational storage procedures.
  • Achieve maximum work performance of battery powered lifting equipment and attachments.
    • The operating functions of the particular Reach truck relevant for the job environment, and different environmental conditions and freight types are identified and explained with examples.
    • Work performance of the equipment is evaluated against operating guidelines.
    • Mechanical appreciation of the lifting equipment and attachments is described with examples.
    • Lifting equipment is operated in accordance with manufacturers guidelines.
  • Operate equipment
    • Operating includes the actual checking, operating, shutting down and parking of the Reach truck, including load movement indicators and automatic guidance systems.
    • The operating functions of the particular Reach truck relevant for the work environment, and different environmental conditions and freight types are explained according to organisational operating functions.
    • The effect of the environment and equipment constraints are identified according to safe operating procedures and practices.
    • Corrective actions required to prevent dangerous situations arising are explained and implemented according to organisational policies and procedures.

Learning Outcomes- Practical Evaluation

  • Refueling
  • Pre-Operating Inspection
  • Start-up Checks and Inspections
  • Shut Down Checks and Inspections
  • Safety
  • Loading and Off-loading
  • Stacking
  • Handling Cargo

Competency Scores

  • All learners are to achieve 80% and above for Theoretical Assessments.
  • All learners are to achieve 100% for Practical Assessments.

Training Aids

  • Slide Show Presentation

All our Learners are provided with: Operate Reach Truck Training Manual Certificate on completion of the course

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