Counterbalance Forklift

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with sufficient underpinning knowledge in order for them to understand the role and responsibility of a forklift Operator. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be able carry out pre-use inspection or running checks. Understand stability issues, calculate load centres and de-rate as necessary. Safely start, manoeuvre the truck in open and confined spaces. This can be accredited to NPORS,RTITB or In-House dependent on your requirements.


*Depends on experience and previous training.


Upon Request

1-5 days

Course Objectives

  • Legislation – LOLER, PUWER, HASAWA
  • Codes of practice – HSG6
  • Roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with forklift operations including selection and competencies
  • Documentation and certification for lifting equipment and lifting attachments
  • Types of Forklifts
  • Pre-use Inspection/ running checks
  • Forklift Terminology
  • Forklift Stability
  • Operators Safety Code
  • Rating plates & SWL
  • De-rating
  • Types of Lift
  • Manoeuvring
  • Vehicle loading/ unloading
  • Proximity hazards
  • Maintenance
  • Fuelling
  • Battery Care
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