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Once only available as workplace-based training – coming soon, open to the public.

With the support of our Supply Chain Industry Partners in the Brisbane Tradecoast region, we are excited to announce this program will be open to the public soon, and we are taking expressions of interest now.

Our course TLILIC0011 – Licence to Operate a Reach Stacker (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) will soon be available to the public and results in the nationally recognised RS Class High Risk Work Licence. The course is also open to employers if they wish to send individual employees to the course and not host it in the workplace.

What is a Reach Stacker?

The Reach Stacker is a piece of mobile load shifting, or materials handling equipment that falls under the Australian category of High Risk Work Plant. The machine consists of a mobile platform with either a fixed or variable-position cabin, and a boom; in some ways, a Reach Stacker can be considered a hybrid of a crane and a Container Handling Forklift.

The boom has an attachment commonly referred to as a Top Lift Spreader. This attachment allows the machine to clamp onto shipping containers of variable size, from the top, and lift them from locations such as a truck, rolling stock, ground or container stack, and move the container to an alternative location. Having a boom allows the Reach Stacker to achieve tasks beyond that of a conventional container handling forklift, thereby reducing handling time, cost and equipment efficiency. The Reach Stacker is fast becoming the equipment of choice in all container handling facilities.

Would you like to register an expression of interest in the course? Duration, course cost and location information will be sent to you soon.