Forklift Training and Forklift Licencing is our speciality. We have demand for all types of forklift training including teaching students about Reach Forklifts. Reach forklifts are essential in a distribution center or warehouse. Aisles that are narrow require reach forklifts that can squeeze into very small spaces. To get a person into a very narrow aisle to retrieve a product requires a reach forklift instead of a standard forklift. A company that uses reach forklifts must train its employees to use and maintain it properly. This helps ensure safety and lowered damage to equipment and products.
Reach forklifts have an arm that moves away from the body of the forklift. A scissor mechanism is usually part of the arm. This enables reach forklifts to be much narrower than other, more traditional types of forklifts when it is not extended. Unlike the standard forklift, the driver stands in reach forklifts. This makes reach forklifts small enough to fit into very narrow spaces. Reach forklifts can move into aisles as narrow as seven feet. Typical forklifts need about 11 feet. This enables the warehouse to hold more goods in the same amount of space.
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On a platform next to the operator, a rotating lever controls the direction of the reach truck. Another moves the arm, and whether the forklift goes forward or backward. Reach forklifts cannot carry as much as a standard forklift because of their narrowness. Reach forklifts can have a very high center of gravity, especially when the arm is extended and is lifting a load.
Reach forklift training is vital to operating this piece of equipment safely. Several training companies offer reach forklift training. Many of them offer reach forklift training on-site at a company’s location. This ensures that employees miss less work time and can train in an environment in which they will work on a regular basis.
Reach forklift training should meet OSHA standards. Each employee who is to operate this forklift should have completed the necessary reach forklift training before he ever starts the forklift up. If not, potential for costly litigation, injuries on the job, missed days of work, lowered productivity, and employee resentment rise significantly. Save your company the trouble and money by investing in proper reach forklift training for every employee that needs to use the reach forklift in your business.
Reach truck operators work with better accuracy and efficiency when they complete reach forklift training. They are also more likely to take care of the equipment properly if they learn how to from the start of their working with reach trucks. When they complete a reach forklift training program, they are more productive and have fewer incidents of equipment, product and rack damage.
Forklift dealers may also offer reach forklift training for a specific model of reach forklift that a company uses. You can be sure that the dealer has received manufacturer-specific training and is knowledgeable about the type of forklift your company uses. Manufacturers and training companies may also offer train-the-trainer programs so that your company can have its own certified trainer to offer reach forklift training as necessary.