Reach Container Stacker Training

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:Max 3
Duration:3 Days
Location:Onsite
forklift

Training contents

  • 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 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

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)

Assessment/Certification

The course will consist of both theoretical and Practical exam.

The successful candidate will be issued with an RTITB certificate which is valid throughout Ireland and the UK.

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