Basic course reachstacker

With a reachstacker, ISO-containers and trailers can be moved and stacked by means of a telescopic crane. The vehicle comes under the category heavy vehicles with a lifting capacity of up to 50 tons.  Reachstackers are especially frequently used in port areas. The safe, damage free and efficient operation of a reach stacker requires specific skills and knowledge.

Content basic course reachstacker

During the theoretical section you will learn about:

  • regulations
  • construction and operation of a reachstacker
  • inscriptions and concepts
  • stability and load handling
  • maintenance
  • safety

During the practical section you will learn about:

  • daily maintenance of a reachstacker
  • operating a reachstacker
  • manoeuvring of a reachstacker
  • load handling of a reachstacker
  • safe operation of a reachstacker


You will finish the basic course reachstacker with a theory and a practical test. Following a satisfactory result you will receive reachstacker certification.

Validity of reachstacker certification

The reachstacker license is valid for 5 years

Educational requirements

No specific prior educational requirements. Knowledge of the Dutch language is essential. Minimum age is 18 years.

Course duration and training costs

Duration: 2 days.

Price on request.

Refresher course on request.