Counterbalance Training

Machine Type:

Counterbalance Lift Truck

Course Levels:

  • Novice (Beginner)
  • Experienced (No formal training)
  • Refresher (Renewal)

Course Locations:

Northamptonshire, East London, On-Site (your company must provide the necessary machine or equipment)

Course Details:

We use the latest training techniques combining theory and practical exercises in accordance with Health & Safety Executive Guidelines and we continually achieve high success rates.

Successful candidates will be certificated, and their employers will receive a certificate of training. This is needed for insurance and UK law purposes.

Course Agenda:

  • Hazard awareness
  • The operators’ safety code
  • Safety video
  • Test your knowledge
  • Introduction to the forklift truck to be used
  • Daily pre-use inspection & maintenance
  • Care of batteries/LPG/Diesel trucks
  • Controls and instruments
  • Weight assessment / Stability Factors
  • Starting, moving and stopping the truck
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined area’s
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Handling unladen and laden pallets
  • Stacking/de-stacking – at various heights
  • Loading and Unloading Procedures
  • Practical test of basic operating skills
  • How old do I need to be to operate a forklift?

    The HSC Approved Code of Practice and Guidance states that Children under minimum school leaving age which is 16 should never operate lift trucks.

  • When is re-training required?

    At least once every 3-5 years. Or sooner if an accident has occurred, or non-use for a long period of time.

  • What is the legal training requirements for operating lift trucks?

    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) place certain requirements on employers. You MUST make sure that all people who use, supervise or manage the use of work equipment have received ‘adequate training’.

  • Do we offer group discounts?

    Yes, we offer discounted rates for groups. The bigger the group the bigger the discount.