Counter Balance Fork Lift Truck

From 1 Day at £399 + VAT per day for 3 persons

The counter balance lift truck is one of the most commonly used forklift trucks in all different environments. These trucks have the fork at the front of the truck with no ‘arms’ the extend it, so drivers need to be accurate and drive the truck right up to the load.

These trucks are used very commonly in warehouses and factories and are often the first point of call for anyone wishing to get into learning how to drive a forklift truck for their job. Anyone driving a forklift truck of any kind will need to continually update their training to ensure they are not only complying with industry policies and procedures but also the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course will benefit anyone looking for a refresher in counter balance and any employers who would like to update training for anyone in their workforce with an included practical examination. The course is to the Road Transport Industry Training Board standards, and is available to anyone over school leaving age and of the necessary degree learning ability to complete the course. The candidate will also need a reasonable degree of physical fitness to comply with HSG6 guidelines.

Although many forklift drivers drive the trucks every day as part of their working role, it is easy to pick up bad habits and become complacent, much like it is with the everyday driving of cars. Courses like these can ensure your staff team are always up to date with best working practice within the industry.

What this course covers:

  • Identification of component parts
  • Stability and steer exercises
  • Legislation and duties of operators
  • Load transport
  • Pre-use examination
  • Associated knowledge examination
  • Practical examination

What we will provide:

  • The trainer/examiner
  • All training materials and handouts
  • Projector, screen, videos and presentations

What we will need from the venue:

A suitably sized indoor practical training area that is away from any workplace activities (LPG or electric trucks only}


A suitably sized outdoor secure outdoors practical training area that is away from any activities, overhead cables or obstacles, with a flat surface (electric, LPG or diesel trucks)


A suitable inside room with a power point for theory training. Ideally this room will remain uninterrupted.

Access to welfare including but not exclusive to—toilets, running water, suitable temperature etc.

A suitable serviced counter balanced lift truck, racking to a height of 3m, 20 pallets of equal size, 2 cones/drums. 1 load weighing approximately 75% of the machines rated capacity

Duration of this course:

From 1 day.


A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. Should you require an RTITB operator’s card, one can be obtained for a charge of £20.00. Please bring along a passport photo, or ask the delegates you are booking onto this course to bring this if they require a card.