Forklift training

Counterbalance Forklift Training Course Hertford

Course Introduction

Forklifts with counterbalance are widely favored in work settings. Our training program caters to businesses in and around the Hertford area, eliminating the inconvenience of travel by bringing the instruction directly to you! We offer training for individuals ranging from beginners with no prior experience to seasoned operators. Our program focuses on instructing you in the safe use of counterbalance forklifts within the workplace. Throughout the course, participants undergo both written and practical assessments. Those who pass these evaluations receive a certificate of basic training as successful operators.

Counterbalance Forklift Training Course Hertford


  • Legal requirements including HASAWA 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and MHSWR 1999
  • Stability and instability factors
  • Principles of counterbalance
  • Rated capacity and plate
  • 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
  • Travel at speed to suit load and ground conditions
  • Start, stop, emergency stop
  • Manoeuvring in confined area, forward and reverse
  • Performing 90 degree turns to both left and right
  • Correct parking of truck


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

On Site Safety Training!

All instructors have appropriate certification
All instructors have appropriate certification
Train anywhere in UK
Train anywhere in UK
We come to you!
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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