Counterbalance Forklift Training

[  1, 2, or 3 DAYS  ]

The benefits of forklifts need no introduction, but when used without sufficient care and attention, they can be extremely dangerous and result in workplace injuries or even death. It is important that operators receive suitable and sufficient Counterbalance Forklift Training to ensure the risk of injury, as well as the potential damage to goods and property, is substantially reduced.

Trainees will be taught best practice regarding:

  • Observing speed limits
  • Pedestrians & other traffic
  • Seat belts
  • Correct use of the horn
  • Best practice for picking up and setting down loads


  • Legislation
  • Operator safety video(s)
  • Pre-use checks – record keeping and reporting
  • Introduction to the counterbalance forklift and controls
  • Safe starting and stopping
  • Observational techniques
  • Basic steering & steering in confined spaces
  • Approaching a load to pick up & place in a marked area
  • Bulk stacking
  • Loading & unloading a vehicle
  • Place & retrieve a load from an industrial racking system (all heights)
  • Re-fuel / Re-charge / Changing LPG bottles


  • Theory test
  • Pre-use inspection test
  • Practical test of operating skills
  • 1, 2 or 3 Days
    depending on experience

  • On Site

  • Candidates will receive a Certificate of attendance valid for 3 years

  • Contact us to arrange a training course.


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