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Counterbalance Forklift - Inexperienced

This course is for you if you need to become proficient in safely operating a counterbalance lift truck. As you'll appreciate, this course contains some practical activity that will require a minimum level of fitness. If you have any concerns, please speak to the Provider. The course length will depend on the delegates previous experience. 


Pre Course Requirements:- None or limited experience but delegates must be 16 or over. 

Course Certification:- Lantra or NPORS

Course Length:- Two to five days depending on delegates previous experience.  

Course Times:- 9.30AM to 4.30PM

Instructor:- Various

Cost:- These course are charged as day rates. Please contact for details.

Venue:- To suit client needs.

Maximum number of delegates:- 3

At the end of this course, you will be able to:-

  • Prepare the various lift trucks for driving or manoeuvring by: Having site safety awareness,  Identifying basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.
  • Identifying and complying with the manufacturer’s operator’s manual (MOM) and other information sources, such as rating plates and applicable regulations
  • Carrying out all pre-use and running checks Configuring the lift truck for travel
  • Placing the lift truck in an out-of-service condition.
  • Operate, move or manoeuvre the lift trucks: Both with and without a load. In confined areas using forward and reverse direction, with and without a load.
  • Select, transfer and position loads using a lift truck by: Setting up the lift truck in order to lift various loads
  • Lifting various loads within the full working range of the lift truck
  • Ensuring load integrity and security
  • Transporting loads
  • Placing and retrieving loads accurately at various places
  • Placing and retrieving loads from a vehicle bed or trailer
  • Keeping within safe working parameters
  • Operating with bulk loads. Explaining the loading and unloading procedure, on and off a transporter.
  • Load and unload a container, vehicle, vessel or craft using a reach lift truck
  • Place and retrieve loads from a vehicle bed or trailer
  • Undertake post-operational checks on a lift truck.