The RTITB Fork Lift Truck Operator - Refresher (Reach) Course is designed for those with prior documented experience of forklift truck operation, who wish to refresh their qualification in the safe and correct use of reach forklift. The certification does not need to be in date to qualify to attend this course and does not necessarily have to be a previous RTITB qualification.
Since the safe use of forklift trucks require that delegates consult safety notices and read and thoroughly understand the manufacturer’s instruction manual, English literacy and language comprehension are important requirements for any user.
At the end of the course, delegates will take a short multiple choice test. Please click here for a copy of an RTITB Mock Paper. There are a number of safety critical questions that must be answered correctly in order to pass the examination.
Once delegates have passed the theory test, they move onto the practical assessment where they will be tested on their ability to operate correctly and skillfully, but also without undue slowness, hesitancy or excessive speed. There are a number of exercises that must be completed such as stacking and destacking operations, reversing and accelerating.
The cut off for the practical assessment is 40 penalty points, however there are some circumstances where the delegate could be disqualified from completing the test such as violent collisions, operating dangerously, unsafe stacking or incurring more than three 5 point penalties in one area.
Successful delegates will receive a certificate and Photo ID card accredited by RTITB which will be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of the course.
- Introduction to lift truck
- Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck
- Hydraulic systems
- Battery care and maintenance
- Truck stability
- Handling pallets, containers and bulk packs
- Driving on/off ramps and inclines
- Principles of operating on rough terrain
- Loading/unloading and stacking/destacking
- Controls and Instruments
- Industrial racking - ground, eye and high levels
- Negotiating inclines
- Stability and Pre-use inspection
- Operator's safety code