Lift Truck

Industrial Counterbalance Lift Truck

The Industrial Counterbalance lift truck course is designed for the operator who requires theoretical and practical instruction at basic level, in operating a Lift Truck in an industrial or warehouse environment.

It is also applicable to those experienced operators who require refresher training.


(Based on Rated Capacity)

up to 5 ton 5 – 10 ton

over 10 ton


Course content:

• Understand the risks involved in operating a lift truck

• Understand the legal requirements involved in lift truck operations

• Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of components and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges.

• How to carry out all pre-use and running checks.

• Driving the truck with and without loads ensuring stability and control

• Set up and lift various loads within the full working range of the forklift.

• Place and retrieve loads accurately at various points including a vehicle bed or trailer.

• Place the forklift in an out of service condition.

Duration: The duration of the course is between 1 – 5 days dependent on experience with a maximum training ratio of 3 students to 1 instructor. (See Training Info).

Venue: Can be carried out at our training school in Eastleigh or at an employer’s premises. (Trucks over 5t rated capacity must be done at an employer’s premises, (see training Info).

Assessment: At the end of the course students will undergo a formal written test on all theoretical subjects covered and a practical assessment on their basic skills.

Accreditation: NPORS or LETS certificate

Cost:Dependant on course duration and attendees.

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