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Reach Container Stacker

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Reach Container Stacker

Certificate of training recognised by the RTITB

The scope of the training is to provide the necessary knowledge to handle and operate the reach stacker in order to handle and move containers in a safe and productive way.

Number of participants: Maximum of 3

Duration: 3 Days

Location: Onsite

Training Content

General Reach stacker technical knowledge

Reach stacker daily maintenance – pre use check list

To hoist and lower containers in a safe way

Special technique to load and stack containers 4 to 5 high

Stability, load and centre location

Risk detection and safety

Working with the Reach Container Stacker

Driving the reach stacker

How to approach the container

Positioning the spreader

Anticipating underground in order to absorb the reach stackers movements

How to turn and move in a tire-saving way

Further Info

Theoretical initiation
  • Getting acquainted with the inside of the reach stacker
  • The controls panel
  • Symbols (safety and driving symbols)
  • Engine and turbo
  • Hydraulic system


Practical initiation
  • How to operate the reach stacker
  • The controls panel
  • Safety instructions reach stacker
Pick Up, Lift and Lower Containers
  • Positioning of container in view of stability
  • Safe driving – safety level visibility
  • How to stack containers one high


Positioning Containers Two and Three High
  • Positioning spreader in view of corner pockets (twist locks)
  • Order of manoeuvring (safety height before side movement or rotation)


Positioning Containers Four and Five High
  • Extra handling Anticipating changed stability of vehicle
  • Anticipating underground before stacking five high
  • Operating the joy stick (alternated handling commands)
  • Anticipating the monkey in the box effect (uneven loaded cargo effect)
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