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Reach Stacker Operator

Course Aim
The Reach Stacker Licence Course is suitable for personnel working within transport and stevedoring industries who wish to operate a reach stacker as part of their job. 

Whilst NON unit standard, this course is based on industry and international best practice.

This course is based on coaching and assessment only and is designed for trainees with experience reach stacker operation.

Combining theory and practical assessments participants will demonstrate the following skills.

Course Overview
Theory and practical assessments covering the following: 

  • Planning the job, including identifying hazards, controlling risks, assessing load/container weights and planning paths of travel.
  • Safe access and inspection of reach stackers.
  • Workplace communication techniques.
  • Preparing for reach stacker operations and maintaining plant stability.
  • Safe operation and travel.
  • Reach stacker shut down procedures and post-operational checks.
  • General workplace safety and documentation requirements.


  • Workplace specific may include Forklift Operator, F Endorsement, Forklift Attachments, Class 2 

NZQA Unit Standard
Non unit standard 

Attendance Numbers: Minimum 1 - maximum

Course Duration: Full day course

Course Location: TBC

Course Costs: $1,700.00+gst per day

Transit Days: $1,200.00+gst + .95c+gst per km 

All other associated costs to be priced at the time including but not limited to flights, accommodation & meal allowances. 

(Minimum number charges will be applied if minimum numbers are not met)

For more information, please refer to the trainee handbook or the student information section of our website.