Information about: Reach stacker licences

Requirements for reach stacker licences under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017.


What it contains

The reach stacker licence covers powered reach stackers (with a capacity of three tonnes or more) that have an attachment for lifting, lowering, moving and travelling with a shipping container.

This licence cannot be used to operate a shore-based container handling gantry crane (also known as a portainer crane).

This is a new class of licence introduced in 2017 – this document details the differences between the old and new licence types.