Forklift training

Counterbalance Training Course Croydon

Course Introduction

The counterbalance forklift is a highly sought-after type of lift truck in various workplaces. Our training course caters to businesses in the Croydon area, offering on-site instruction to equip you with all the necessary skills.

We accommodate candidates ranging from those without prior experience to seasoned operators. Our training covers the safe operation of counterbalance forklifts within and around the workplace.

Each trainee will be assessed through both written and practical examinations. Those who pass will receive a certificate demonstrating their completion of basic training.

Counterbalance Training Course Croydon


  • Legal Requirements:
    • HASAWA 1974
    • PUWER 1998
    • LOLER 1998
    • 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
  • Awareness 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
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    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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