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Counterbalance Forklift Training

The Counterbalance Forklift Truck is commonly used in industry both inside and outside of a warehouse due to its stability on rougher terrain than the Reach Truck can manage safely. Operators of the Counterbalance truck are required to hold a certificate of training which shows they have attended a training course and passed a test to a set national standard.


  • Counterbalance Novice Training: 5 days
  • Counterbalance Experienced Training: 3 days
  • Counterbalance Conversion Training: 1 day
  • Counterbalance Refresher Training: 1 day
  • Counterbalance Instructor Training: 10 days

What skill level are you?

How to Book

  • To book training at a commercial premises please call the sales team on 0845 6588342 or complete our on-line contact us form

Course Venue

  • Commercial/ Private premises with access to a Counterbalance Forklift
  • Training centre in Peterborough.

Through Safe-T-Solutions, the Counterbalance forklift refresher or conversion course can count towards 7 Driver CPC Hours

please complete our on-line contact us form for more details or book onto one of our open courses

Note: This course has been approved by the relevant accrediting bodies and complies with both the Health & Safety Executives Guidance HSG6 & Approved Code of Practice L117.

Safe-T-Solutions hold ITSSAR accreditation and NPORS accreditation and are able to offer Forklift truck training at customer premises around the UK. Certificates can be restricted to “in-house” to suit the job role of the operator or nationally accredited with ITSSAR or NPORS

Course Content

  • Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
  • Operators Safety code
  • Re-fuelling and Re-charging of Gas, Electric or Diesel Counterbalance Forklift truck
  • Pre-use checks
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive and hydraulic controls of the Counterbalance
  • Manoeuvring the Forklift Truck in open and confined areas
  • Stacking at different levels
  • De-stacking with laden and un-laden pallets
  • Loading and unloading lorries with the Counterbalance

Course Assessment

  • Theoretical assessment of 5 open and 20 multiple choice questions, which can be conducted orally where language barriers or literacy difficulties exist.
  • Practical Test of basic operating skills, confirming skills taught on the Forklift training course

Course Certification:

  • PDF ITSSAR accredited certificate - no extra charge
  • Printed ITSSAR accredited certificate £4
  • Credit card style photo ID card - £10 + vat (+ £2 for second truck to be added at the same time)
  • NPORS accredited certificate & photo ID - £27.50
all prices are subject to vat

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