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Industrial Variable Reach Lift (telescopic) Trucks Under/over 9m Lift, 2 Or 4 Wheel Steer


This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to be competent and compliant when operating Industrial Variable Reach (Telescopic) Lift Trucks with either 2 or 4 wheel steer and under, or in excess of, 9m lift. Delegates will obtain a knowledge of controls, stability factors and relevant legislation, as well as learning how to undertake weight and risk assessments. The course is accredited by ITSSAR and can be tailored to suit you; available at beginner and experienced levels with refreshers also available.

The BITA groups for these trucks is J4 and J5 Rider. In order to operate a truck with a different BITA code, delegates will need a conversion course.

Outline of Programme

  • Introduction and explanation.
  • Awareness of Operators Safety Code, risk assessment and Health and Safety.
  • How to use controls and instruments.
  • Weight assessment and truck stability.
  • Truck capacity plate.
  • Factors causing forward and sideways tipping.
  • Stacking/de-stacking at a variety of heights over 9 meters.
  • Practical and theory examination.


The course is delivered between 1 and 5 days. Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn in both theoretical and practical training along with interaction in group activities. Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any health concerns, physical ailments or if special consideration should be taken.

Course Options

  • Novice Courses; 5 day - maximum 3 people per course.
  • Refresher Courses; 1 day - maximum 3 people per course.
  • Experienced Courses; 2/3 days - maximum 3 people per course.


Our courses are competitively priced and we aim to beat any equivalent training quote.

Important Information

  • The training venue should be quiet and undisturbed.
  • Staff should not be expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain for the entire length of the session.
  • Maximum of 3 staff.
  • Flexible dates, call to book a day that suits you.

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