The reach truck operator training courses we will recommend for your team are designed to enable your company to comply with current health & safety legislation.

They follow the RTITB’s recommendations for course content and duration, ensuring we work to the highest standards, providing your staff with the skills and knowledge necessary to operate the equipment you have on site correctly, safely and legally to the benefit of your business.

CDR Training is an RTITB accredited lift truck training provider, and we have been working with trade customers from a variety of industries since 2000, providing operator training on a whole range of forklift trucks for operators of all levels of experience.

Courses Available

Novice Operator Courses (3-5 days)

These courses are designed for those candidates who have little or no experience operating a forklift truck.

Experienced Operator Courses (2-3 days)

These courses are for those operators who have previous experience of operating a forklift truck and require formal training and testing.

Refresher Courses (1 day)

These courses are for those operators who have received formal training, testing and certification on a forklift truck previously and require a re-assessment

Conversion Courses (1-2 days)

These courses are available to those operators who have received formal training, testing and certification on one truck type (eg Counterbalance) and require the same on another truck type (eg Reach)

Course Overview

The subjects covered in our training courses include:

The operation of the hydraulic controls, weight assessment and lift truck stability, handling unladen pallets and laden loads, stacking/de-stacking procedures, driving on/off ramps and inclines, road vehicle loading/unloading procedures, lift truck pre-use checks and refueling procedures.

Each course concludes with 3 tests : practical test of basic operating skills, practical test of ability to carry out a lift truck pre-use check and associated knowledge test.


As an accredited training provider, we offer two levels of certification for your staff:

RTITB Accredited Certification & Photo ID Card Accredited certification enables your staff to operate the equipment trained on with permission anywhere in the UK; their name and details are kept on a national operator’s registration scheme database (NORS) for 3 years.
Non-accredited (in-house) Certification allows candidates to operate at your company premises only.

Whichever certificate option you decide is best for your company, your operators will receive identical training.

Course Prices

Please get in touch to discuss price and availability for your specific training requirements - Tel: 01543 411305 - Email:


We provide all our training on site at customer premises.

Our highly experienced instructors work with your workforce, enabling them to gain valuable experience on the loads and equipment they will be using in their own unique working environment.

“On site forklift training that was professionally taught and easy to understand. Will definitely use again. Recommended.”

Contact Us

CDR Training Ltd is based in Lichfield, Staffordshire meaning we are ideally placed to deliver training on customer sites across the East & West Midlands, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.

For more information, please email us a call on 01543 411305 or complete our Training Course Enquiry Form.

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