Reach Truck Novice Course


Reach Truck Novice CourseITSSAR Counterbalance Training Littlehampton

Whether you’re a company or an individual looking for a Forklift Novice Reach Truck Training Course, Luft Training Services have the right choice for you. We are an acreddited Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR) member which is one of the Health & Safety Executives officially recognised training bodies for Fork Lift Truck Training. Luft Training Services Counterbalance and Reach Truck fork lift truck training is part of ITSSAR’s Trained Operator Passport Scheme (TOPS). Once the training is completed we can enter the details on to the TOPS national database and this will generate a unique number for each delegate, the TOPS number means the delegate has evidence that training has taken place and it can also be used to register any future FLT or ITSSAR accredited training courses the delegate undertakes.

Reach Truck Novice Training ITSSAR Accredited is available to businesses and individuals across West Sussex and East Sussex to include Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Hove, Brighton, Portsmouth and all surrounding area’s. If you are not sure if we cover your area please call us or use our contact form page as a member of the team are always happy to assist you.


It’s a well known fact that there are companies out there which offer Reach Truck Forklift Training courses on a pay monthly cost, this involves signing up for finance and usually incurs a very high interest rate and in some cases a deposit.

Normally these companies do not train their pupils direct and ultimately request quotes from companies like us. At Luft Training Services our Reach truck Forklift Training costs are both competitive and low so you can afford to go direct.


How old do I need to be to take the Reach Truck Novice Course?

The current minimum age to take the Reach Truck Novice Course is 16 years old.

What Reach Truck courses do you offer?

Duration of these courses:

There are three types of ITSSA Accredited Reach Truck training courses held,

  1. One Day refresher course is only for operators who have had previous training on the equipment and need to renew their certificate.
  2. 2/3 Day consolidation course is for operators with previous accredited training but have not had a refresher for over 3 years.
  3. 3/5 Day novice course is for operators who have had no accredited training previously.

What certificate will I get if I pass my test?

Each successful operator will receive an A4 size certificate from Luft Training Services on the day and a credit size photo I.D card which will be ITSSAR Registered.

Why undergo FLT Novice Reach Truck Training Course?

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) states; “Every employer shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken. Every employer shall ensure that any of his employees who supervises or manages the use of work equipment has received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods.

Can you offer onsite training?

Luft Training Services can offer Reach or Counterbalance FLT training and Mechanical Lifting Equipment (pallet and pedestrian trucks) and many more on your site, the site must meet the minimum site requirements for training, contact us to arrange a pre site visit. Companies with more than 1 or 2 delegates may find this better suits there business needs.

Reach Truck Novice Course Details


    • 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)

At the end of  the course each candidate receives an ITSSAR operators certificate of training and a photographic operators card.

You may also wish to conduct your Counterbalance Truck Refresher at the same time. We discount our refresher courses if you wish to sit more than one refresher at a time. Contact us to find out more.

Course Requirements:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • High visibility jacket or vest
  • Protective boots* with good grip and protective guarding on the front vamp and instep (complying with EN 345-2)
  • We also recommend you dress appropriately for weather conditions.

Not sure which course fits your personal or business needs?