Forklift training

Counterbalance Forklift Training Courses

Course Introduction

Counterbalance forklifts are very popular type of lift truck in the workplace.

We can train candidates with no previous experience to experienced operators. We train you to use counterbalance forklifts in a safe manner in and around the work place.

During the course the trainee will take both a written and a practical test and successful operators will be issued with a certificate of basic training.

Counterbalance Forklift Training Courses


  • Legal requirements including HASAWA 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and MHSWR 1999
  • Rated capacity and plate
  • Stability and instability factors
  • Principles of counterbalance
  • Carrying out and recording pre-use checks
  • Battery charging and re-fueling
  • Accidents and associated risks
  • Made aware of unsafe practices / behaviors


  • Correct mounting and dismounting
  • Correct observational checks
  • Start, stop, emergency stop
  • Travel at speed to suit load and ground conditions
  • Manoeuvring in confined area, forward and reverse
  • Performing 90 degree turns to both left and right
  • Correct parking of truck


  • Correct load / pallet assessment
  • Safe travel position
  • Correct insertion and withdrawal of forks
  • Safe stacking and de-stacking at different heights
  • Correct use of all controls
  • Vehicle loading and unloading

On Site Safety Training!

All instructors have appropriate certification
All instructors have appropriate certification
Train anywhere in UK
Train anywhere in UK
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We come to you!
Expert training and advice
Expert training and advice

On-Site Training Costs

From £360 PER DAY

Costs vary with number of candidates and experience levels. Please contact us for a bespoke quote.

Please note
  • Further discounts may be negotiable subject to filling various late vacant dates.
  • All on-site courses are subject to £40 travelling costs within a 50 mile radius.
  • Courses outside the 50 mile radius will be determined at the time of booking.
  • Prices are subject to VAT at the current rate.
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