D1 – Reach Truck Operator – Conversion Training

Existing lift truck operators who have previously gained a formal qualification on a different type of lift truck and require conversion training to be able to operate reach trucks


On completion of the forklift D1 – Reach Truck Operator – Conversion Training course, candidates will be expected to have attained a level of operating skills. That will comply with the standards laid down by Accrediting Bodies Forum 2000 and the HSE Approved Code of Practice L117.

The delegates must also be able to:-

  • Drive and operate the lift truck safely and efficiently
  • Stack and de-stack at various levels in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-use checks to ensure the equipment is in a safe condition
  • Carry out battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Load and un-load vehicles
  • Forklift D1 – Reach Truck Operator – Conversion Training course candidates will be expected to complete both a written test paper. Successfully demonstrate their level of basic operator skills under test conditions to qualify.

Forklift Training Course Content:

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • P.U.W.E.R. (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) Operators Safety Code.
  • Stability Factors
  • Principles of Lifting
  • Daily Checks, Battery Care, Hydraulic Systems
  • Operating Procedures
  • Steering Operations – Forward and Reverse
  • Maneuvering in confined spaces
  • Stacking and De-Stacking loads at various heights
  • Loading and Un-loading Lorries
  • Practical Operating
  • Assessment and correction of faults
  • Written and Practical tests
  • Evidence of previous lift truck training will be required to be supplied prior to training commencing

Truck Category:

D1 – Electric Rider

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