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Counterbalance Lift Truck

Course Aim 

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with operating such machinery including attachments. To have a working knowledge of how the various machines operate and to identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions, including weight limits, and to carry out an effective pre use check. 

Course Contents

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98 
  • Operators Safety code 
  • Re-charging of Diesel, Gas or Electric Counterbalance Forklift 
  • Pre-use checks 
  • Factors affecting stability 
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the Counterbalance Forklift 
  • Manoeuvring the Forklift Truck in open and confined areas 
  • Stacking at different levels 
  • De-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets 
  • Working in and out of racking with the Counterbalance Forklift 

Assessment Method

Associated Knowledge Test (5 open and 20 multiple choice questions), Pre Use Test and Practical Test of Basic Operating Skills 

Additional Information

Max number of trainees: 3 

Length of Certification: 3 Years


RTITB, NPORS or Small Training Solutions Certified

Course Durations

Minimum Training Duration (excluding breaks)

3:1:1  32.50 hours

2:1:1  26.00 hours

1:1:1  19.50 hours

Minimum Training Duration (excluding breaks)

3:1:1  19.50 hours

2:1:1  16.25 hours

1:1:1  13.00 hours

Minimum Training Duration (excluding breaks)

3:1:1  13.00 hours

2:1:1  9.75 hours

1:1:1  6.50 hours

Minimum Training Duration (excluding breaks)

3:1:1  6.50 hours

2:1:1  5.50 hours

1:1:1  4.50 hours

On Site Training

Restricted certification will be issued if there are parts of the course not covered during the training, this could be due to the facilities on site or job role of the operator.

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