Pallet/Reach Stacker Training (A4/A5/Z3)

Pedestrian-operated pallet stacker trucks are typically utilised to carry out similar jobs to pedestrian pallet trucks. However, they have the additional feature of having a mast and the capability to reach those otherwise out-of-reach areas. Whether you need to lift into tracking or other high-lift areas, these are sometimes preferred over counterbalance and reach trucks. See below for more info on categories. Alternatively, take a look at the full range of forklift operator training we offer.

The main benefit of these trucks is that they are a much cheaper option. As well as this, their size (smaller than rider operated trucks) is more convenient in some warehouse environments where space is hard to come by.

Location of Training

We can deliver the pallet stacker training at our Bristol-based centre on the truck shown in the image (A5 Pedestrian Operated Pallet Stacker) below. Our facility can provide comprehensive training with state-of-the-art equipment to give you the best possible quality of knowledge.

Suppose you cannot come to our facility. In that case, we can also provide training on a nationwide scale at your premises and cater for all levels of experience. We can cater for everything from novice to highly experienced operators looking for a refresher course. Timings for this are outlined below, based on a 3 : 1 ratio. Smaller ratios may alter timings.

Types of Pallet Stacker


A4 Rider Operated Pallet Stacker
Pedestrian Operated Pallet Stacker (see picture)
Z3 Pedestrian manual and semi-manual pallet stackers

Course Duration

The duration of our courses is highly dependent on the experience levels of the candidates we teach. We have a range of courses that vary in detail and, as such, in duration. Below is the length of time each course will take, depending on the candidate’s experience level (based on 3:1 candidates : instructor ratio):

Novice – 3 Days
Experienced/Existing Operator – 1 Day
Conversion (from alternative type forklift*) – typically 2 days. However, this is down to instructors discretion. Further training may be recommended if the candidates do not reach the required standard.
Refresher Training – 1 Day

Jungheinrich Pallet Stacker

Course Contents

  • There is so much depth in all of our Bristol-based courses. This pallet stacker training course covers (but is NOT limited to) the below; 
    Regulations/legislation including LOLER 1998, PUWER 1998, and HASAWA 1974
  • Introduction to truck
  • Capacity Plates; Stability
  • Handling loaded/unloaded pallets
  • Working within racking
  • Etc.

There are both theoretical and practical tests, along with a pre-use check that are mandatory testing elements. You will need to pass ALL THREE to complete the course.

What will a candidate receive upon successful completing a basic operators course?

Certification: Upon completion of training on the pallet stacker, certification of course of completion will be provided to the candidate. This will be accredited by your accrediting body of choice (RTITB, ITSSAR or AITT). Once this course has been completed, and certification has been received, the candidate will be fully qualified to operate the pallet stacker in their workplace.

Photo ID Cards: These are also available. However, depending on your chosen accreditation, they may be in addition to the quoted costs. Photo ID cards do not act as equipment licenses. Still, they will be shown as proof of certification and completion of necessary training.

Get In Touch

If you’re interested in our range of pallet stacker or forklift training courses and want to know more about how we can help you, get in touch. Our expert team are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you develop your skillset.

Contact us if you’d like more information about the course or would like to know how we could help you. When working with forklifts, we can help your team reach new safety and skill development levels. Alternatively, you can browse our range of other forklift training courses and develop your workforce on a broader scale.


Is a forklift license a requirement?

There is no such thing has a license for operating a forklift or pallet truck. As such, you will not require a license to operate this machinery. Once you pass a forklift operators course or other necessary courses for a specific piece of equipment, you receive a certificate of basic training that qualifies you, alongside authorisation, to operate a forklift.

This is a legal document that physically allows you to operate a forklift. Despite being unable to offer a physical license, we can offer an ID Card to accompany your certificate. It is important to note that any ID card may come at an additional cost to your certification and training course.

Do I need to take a refresher course?

While there is no legal requirement to take any refresher courses for this equipment and training, HSE recommend that you do so. Remembering and applying everything you learn in your training can be challenging. Like driving, bad habits can creep in, and you may find that your skills need some brushing up. Our refresher courses are quick and effective, providing you with the tools and skills you need for long-term success.

What is the difference between pallet stackers and forklifts?

Pallet stackers are smaller, nimble machinery designed to be used in smaller working environments and with lighter loads. A forklift is used for a heavier load that requires a counterweight. It is also important to note that pallet stackers do not require a sit-on driver. Instead, being a small piece of equipment that is pulled and manoeuvred into place.