Forklift Truck Training

Counterbalance Forklift Truck


Counterbalance Forklift
The counterbalance forklift is the most commonly used piece of equipment for moving freight around a warehouse. The forks do not move forward, so operators have to get right up next to the load they intend to carry. Counterbalance forklifts are the primary choice when weight is of major concern.
It must be understood that counterbalance forklifts are intended to move hefty loads across great distances.
Knowing that, it should be obvious that operating a counterbalance forklift in a warehouse setting poses additional challenges that need to be overcome.
The course is for use of Truck's up to 5 tonne weight load.

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

Course Assessment

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


Valid for 3 years