Forklift Operator (Counterbalance only, Open Course)

Confirmed Dates

  • TBC
Duration 5
Timetable 08.30-15.30 Daily
Course Cost £480 Per Delegate


This course has been designed to enable the participant to:

1. Operate a fork lift truck safely and efficiently
2. Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the fork lift truck and its limits
3. Conduct load and environmental assessments
During the course participants will learn about:

Basic driving techniques
Operating fork lift trucks in simulated working conditions
How to carry out daily inspections
Battery care and refuelling
Different type of truck and attachments
Fork lift truck design and stability
Operating the truck safely
Materials handling and packing
Industrial safety
Working with dangerous goods


The course will finish with a practical operating test and a theoretical safe working knowledge examination. The operating license and course certificate will only be awarded to candidates who are successful in both of these elements.


Courses are conducted on our premises using a 1.5 tonne Electric truck.

This course is designed for persons with little or no previous operating experience. Courses will be limited to a maximum of 3 delegates.

This course fully meets the requirements of the 1989 Approved Code of Practice - Rider Operated Lift Truck Operator training and is led by qualified instructors registered with the Road Transport Industry Training Board.


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