Swing Reach Turret Training


The Swing Reach Turret Truck Operator Training Course from Safety First Training is an OHSA based program that teaches pre-operation forklift inspection, safe operator requirements, proper load handling, operating and moving the machine, hazard avoidance and more. Training is offered around Southern Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge.

We also offer Train the Trainer courses for various Forklifts.

Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals

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This Swing Reach Turret Truck Training course is designed using parameters set out by:

  • CSA Standard B335-15 – The CSA Safety Standard for Lift Trucks (B335-15) identifies the knowledge, practical skills and evaluation requirements needed by lift truck operators. The practical evaluation for the Swing Reach Turret Truck Operator Training course requires operators to demonstrate competency skill level equal or greater to the industry accepted measurements.
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, REGULATION 851. INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS as it pertains to lift truck safety.

Course Outline:

  • Swing Reach Turret Truck Training Course Introduction
  • Related Government legislation
  • Responsibilities of the workers, supervisors and employers
  • Swing Reach Turret Truck equipment anatomy
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Inspection, maintenance, and records
  • Lift capacity and load limitations
  • Stability principles
  • Battery safety handling
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Wire Guidance
  • Fall Protection

Swing reach turret trucks are highly specialized pieces of equipment that are commonly used in Ontario warehouses and distribution centers. These machines are designed to navigate narrow aisles and lift heavy loads to great heights, making them an essential tool for many businesses. However, operating a swing reach turret truck can be dangerous, especially for those who are not properly trained. That’s why swing reach turret truck operator training is so important in Ontario.

Here are some reasons why:

  1. Safety: Operating a swing reach turret truck requires skill and precision. Without proper training, operators may not know how to safely maneuver the machine or how to properly secure loads. This can result in accidents that could cause serious injury or even death.
  2. Efficiency: Proper training can help operators become more efficient in their work, which can ultimately benefit the business. Well-trained operators can move more product in less time, which can help improve productivity and reduce costs.
  3. Compliance: In Ontario, swing reach turret truck operators are required by law to be properly trained and certified. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines and penalties, as well as potential liability if an accident occurs.
  4. Equipment maintenance: Proper training can also help operators understand how to properly maintain the equipment, which can help extend its lifespan and reduce the risk of breakdowns or malfunctions.
  5. Confidence: Well-trained operators are more confident in their abilities, which can help them make better decisions and perform their duties with greater precision.

Overall, swing reach turret truck operator training is essential for businesses that use these machines in Ontario. It can help ensure the safety of workers and the efficiency of operations, while also ensuring compliance with regulations and reducing the risk of equipment failure.


Click here for Ontario Ministry of Labour Forklift inspection information.

Train the Trainer – Swing Reach Turret Truck Training

Our professional Train the Trainer certification course for Swing Reach Turret Truck allow our clients to learn how to teach OHSA based courses directly to their employees. When individuals or groups of employees need safety training, these train the trainer programs can be more cost effective than hiring outside training companies. We will train you to be an effective Swing Reach Turret Truck safety trainer for your company.

Our Train the Trainer Course Package include:

  • Professional Teaching Guide
  • Participant Course Handout
  • Evaluation Forms
  • Wall Certificate template
  • Instructor Course Presentation
  • Course Test and Answer Key
  • Wallet Card template

Forklift Facts:

Counterbalance (Electric or Propane)

  • Two types of Counterbalances, Electric and Propane
  • Counterbalances are also commonly referred to as “forklift” or “lift truck”
  • There are attachments that can be used to make your work easier, but you do need to be trained on how to use them

Narrow Aisle Reach

  • Has a “deadman” pedal for easy breaking
  • Depending on the make, a narrow aisle reach can carry up to 4500 lbs
  • Depending on the make, a narrow aisle reach can go as high as 30.5 feet up
  • You stand upright to operate and its primary function is pulling & placing products on racks.
  • hey are designed to work in narrow spaces as well as in-between racking that are spaced closer together.

Swing Reach Turret Truck

  • Requires different training from the Narrow Aisle Reach in order to operate it
  • Designed to maximize storage density
  • Depending on the make you can triple your storage capacity using a swing reach

Dock Stocker 

  • Commonly referred to as a Reach Truck but the two have different operating systems
  • Made in two versions, a sit down and a stand up
  • Some models have an increased load capacity of 3000 to 5000 lbs.

Walkie/Walkie Rider

  • Also known as a pallet jack
  • Easy to maneuver and quick to respond to commands
  • Great for low level order picking

Order Picker 

  • Order pickers are used to make the picking process as easy as possible for the operator
  • There are 3 different levels of order pickers: low, medium and high
  • Order pickers are sometimes referred to as a cherry picker

High Capacity Forklift

  • Depending on the model, lifting capacities range from 19000 to 105821 lbs
  • Different front end carriages available
  • A high capacity forklift makes light work of a heavy load

Zoom Boom

  • Designed for outdoor use in rough terrain
  • Depending on the make, the lift capacity is anywhere from 3000 lbs to 46000 lbs
  • Can also be used with attachments

Safety – Always!


  • Work in compliance with your provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Read and follow your employer’s procedures for Health and Safety
  • Read and follow any equipment Operator’s and Manufacturer’s Manual
  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Adhere to equipment lifting capacity information and warning signs
  • Conduct pre-shift inspections, pre-start up inspections, visual inspections
  • Report the absence or defect in any equipment or protective device
  • Test all equipment functions to ensure proper working condition
  • Avoid hazardous situations, steep slopes, grades and drop offs
  • Use the equipment for what is was intended and designed for
  • Ensure you are properly trained and authorized to use the equipment

Click here to watch a general safety video on Reach Forklifts.

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