Counterbalance Forklifts Training

We are able to provide counterbalance forklift training courses to companies and individuals in York and throughout the UK. We are an Accredited AITT training provider, and an approved UK Rural Skills training provider and are able to offer accreditation under AITT, UK Rural Skills or NPTC City & Guilds.

The aim of these training courses is to give candidates the knowledge & basic understanding of skills required in order to safely operate a counterbalance forklift truck. It will introduce candidates to the hazards & risks associated with forklifts. The delivery of training covers a mix of both theory and practical elements such as key Health & Safety legislation, codes of practice, road use and practical sessions where you will learn to manoeuvre the machine both laden and unladen, stack and de-stack at various heights with various weights.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Carry out Risk Assessments for the site, task & machine
  • Understand current Health and Safety legislation, and codes of practice
  • Identify PPE and guarding requirements.
  • Understand the relevance of HASAWA, PUWER and LOLER
  • Carry out required pre use checks and identify the parts and controls of the truck
  • Set the machine & attachments for site & road use
  • Travel over different types of ground including inclines, both with and without a load
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse directions, both with and without a load
  • Set up the counterbalance in order to lift various loads.
  • Identify various loads & how to check the integrity and security of the load.
  • Transport loads of various weights
  • Pick up & place loads within the full working range of the counterbalance
  • Load & unload from a vehicle bed or trailer
  • State factors which would affect the machine’s stability
  • Demonstrate the use of safety devices such as stabilisers.
  • Park & secure the machine following the correct safe stop procedures.
  • Carry out post use checks.
  • Describe how to place the counterbalance in an out-of-service condition
  • Position the counterbalance and any attachments used in an authorised position, location or parking bay as appropriate when not in use.
  • Mount & dismount the counterbalance forklift safely.
  • Explain how & where to clean the machine & PPE requirements.

The length of training may vary depending on the objectives covered, the ratio of trainee/instructor and the ability and previous experience of the trainees. The delivery of training covers a mix of both theory and practical elements.

Candidates must be 16 or over

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For free, no obligation advice on counterbalance forklifts training for you or your employees, contact us via the form below or call 07974 434782.