About the course
Our Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training provides fully accredited operator training for both those who have never operated a forklift before, and experienced operators who require a refresher course.
The counterbalance lift truck is the most commonly used type of truck and is found in nearly all workplaces that require the use of a lift truck; this course also offers great civilian employment opportunities.
With this course you’ll achieve the nationally recognised civilian Counterbalance Operator licence, and your details can be entered onto the National Operators Registration Scheme database (NORS) for three years, allowing potential employers to see your licence online. For those in the military, your FMT600 will be endorsed for use in the military role.
On completion of the course, you will be issued with your licence (valid for three years) and a certificate from RTITB; a nationally recognised training board. These are valid throughout the UK and are recognised by both employment agencies and employers.
The course will be delivered over five days and your instructor will guide you through your training at every stage.
Course introduction and induction
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
Operator safety and observation
Defect reporting procedures
Lift Truck stability – Engineering principles and weight assessment
Driving within simulated working conditions
Rated capacity / Load centre
Hydraulic system and use of the controls
Stacking / de-stacking – load handling skills
Vehicle loading and offloading
Refuelling/Recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
On completion of the course, you will be issued with your licence (valid for three years) and a certificate from RTITB; a nationally recognised training board. These are valid throughout the UK and are recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers.
How long is the course
£300 but only £125 if you use your SLC.
There is a theoretical exam and a practical assessment. There are no formal entry requirements or qualifications.
Where do I study?
Courses take place either near Larkhill or at your location (depending on course demand).
If you’re interested in progressing your logistic skills, then take a look at some of our other logistic courses or speak to a member of the Logistics team (details below).
For all scheduled courses visit our search course by date page on our website.
For more information, or to book and secure your place, please contact the Logistics team on 94322 5097/01980 845097.