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Reach Truck training with Didac achieves an ITSSAR accredited qualification. NPORS accredited training is available from June 2014. NPORS Logo ITSSAR_Logo
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Duration, Learners and Assessment
Training Duration 1-5 Days
Learners 3 Maximum
Theory Assessment
Practical Assessment
Course Handout
Training Manual and User Guidance
Certificate and Registration
Photo ID Card (750gsm)
Registration Fee (Per Learner) Free
HSE Regulation Compliance
PUWER 1998
LOLER 1998
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Training Delivery
On-Site (Nationwide)
Training Centre

Price and Training Dates

Reach Truck training prices and availability are dependent upon location as training is delivered on clients' premises.

To receive a quotation, complete the Get-A-Quote form located above including a postcode.

Our sales staff will contact you with full details; we aim to respond within 60 minutes during office hours.

Group D – Electric Driven

What is this?
D1 Rider Reach & Straddle trucks

Training syllabus

  • Responsibility of the operator
  • Operational Safety Code
  • Site Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Simple Manoeuvring
  • Advanced Manoeuvring
  • Basic Hydraulic & Electrical systems
  • Daily Safety Checks & Maintenance
  • Refuelling / Recharging
  • Stacking & De-stacking (Free & Racking)
  • Practical Examinations
  • Vehicle Loading (where applicable)

Additional benefits

  • Incorporate your company’s risk assessments
  • Soft copies of all course paperwork are available to employers on completion of training
  • Successful candidates receive a temporary pass notification form on the day as evidence of training

Frequently asked questions

Is there a minimum age requirement for completing Reach Truck training?
Lift Truck operators in the UK must be over the minimum school leaving age (except in docks where they must be at least 18 years old).

With the exception of Lift Truck operators, there is no minimum age outlined in any UK legislation for other plant operators.

You can find out more here: HSE Workplace Transport FAQ.

Is there an upper age limit for completing Reach Truck driver training?


Do I receive a Reach Truck licence when I complete this training?

There is no such thing as a license as such, for any piece of plant machinery in the UK.

The term ‘licence’ suggests a document issued from a governmental or other constituted authority to operate a Reach Truck. No such authority exists; there are only accrediting bodies and training providers who operate independently of the HSE or any other government organisation.

Successful candidates do receive a certificate and photo ID card, sometimes referred to as a Reach Truck ticket; this provides evidence that the candidate has completed a Reach Truck course and is certified to use the equipment as outlined on the Reach Truck certification.

Can I use this training to drive a Reach Truck on the public highway?

To operate a Reach Truck, whether on the public highway or not, the operator should be properly trained and certified.

Public highways in the UK are governed by the DVLA; the same rules apply for operating plant machinery on the road as with operating a different type of motor vehicle.

  • The vehicle must be properly taxed.
  • A valid insurance policy must be held.
  • The driver must hold a valid road driving licence.

Didac instructors

Full Time Training Staff

The following instructors are certified to deliver this course.

Have Didac delivered training to you before? Perhaps you recognise one of our instructors? We often get requests from repeat customers to have the same instructor again. Whenever possible we’ll do our best to fulfil such requests!


From time to time, Didac Ltd use sub-contractors to deliver training courses on our behalf. These sub-contractors are subject to the same detailed quality assurance procedures as our full time employees and hold all the correct insurances.

  • Instructor and operator qualifications achieved within the last 5 years;
  • Subject to random spot check site visits and auditing of paperwork;
  • Public Liability insurance to the value of £5 million cover.

Training Information

Didac Reach Forklift training conforms to the standards contained in the HSE publication Approved Code of Practice L117 ‘Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training’. Reach Forklift Truck training is accredited to ITSSAR whom the ACOP L117 specify as a body ‘competent to accredit and monitor Lift Truck training providers’.

Following a successful assessment of competence, a photo ID card Reach Truck licence is issued to candidates as well as a Reach Truck certificate. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommend that refreshing a Reach Truck license should be considered every 3 to 5 years dependent upon the operational risks involved with work activities.

To achieve a Reach Forklift licence, candidates will undertake both practical and theoretical assessments to determine competence. Practical Reach Truck training will include instructor demonstrations and learner exercises to develop competency of operators.

Reach Truck course candidates must have appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including safety footwear and hi viz coat or vest. The client is responsible for supplying this PPE and must be worn at all times during Reach Truck licence training.

Training for a Reach Forklift license on-site offers the advantage that the Instructor can tailor the course to the clients own equipment and operational requirements. The outcome is that Reach Truck courses are relevant to the company. Candidates may also find that they are more relaxed in a familiar surrounding resulting in a higher rate of achievement.

Training to achieve a Reach FLT licence can be delivered on-site throughout the UK. Reach Truck training cost will depend on the location of the site where training is delivered.