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Counterbalance Forklift Truck



3 days
Certificate Validity 2 years
Target group


This training is for operators with little or no previous experience using a counterbalance forklift truck. And who wish to achieve a nationally recognised operator qualification in the safe and correct use of counterbalance forklift up to a 5000kg lifting capacity.
Prerequisites No prerequisites needed for this training.
Objectives The course will give you the skills to operate the truck safely and efficiently.
  • Course introduction and induction
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
  • Operator Safety Code
  • Pre-use inspections
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Lift Truck stability – Engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Manoeuvring skills
  • Rated capacity / Load centre
  • Hydraulic system and use of the controls
  • Stacking / de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Vehicle loading and offloading
  • Refuelling and Recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
  • Theoretical examination
  • Practical examination
Exam To pass the exam must be 75 % successful