Technical Skills / Lift Truck and Mechanical Handling

Counterbalance Novice


Setting in place safe standards for Counterbalance operations

Course overview

This course is for new operators of lift truck equipment (specifically counterbalance trucks), holding no or limited, prior experience of operating this type of equipment.

  • Legislation and the Operators’ Safety Code
  • Lift truck stability and weight assessment
  • Introduction to the lift truck:
    • Operator user checks
    • Recording the defects
  • Developing driving skills:
    • Operator practice
    • Start, stop and manoeuvring
    • Operation of hydraulic controls
    • Stack and de-stack procedures
    • Stacking and de-stacking of pallets in varying conditions

Course benefits

Counterbalance truck operators are qualified to a national standard as recommended by the HSE. Operators are trained to carry out systematic and thorough lift truck user checks prior to operation. Re-assurance the safe and correct loading, unloading, stacking and de-stacking procedures are being used.

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Please note the duration of the training is based upon the numbers attending; 1 delegate = 3 days, 2 delegates = 4 days and 3 delegates = 5 days

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Date: 12 Jul 2021 Location: Portsmouth Duration: 5 days Availability: Fully Booked Member Price: £852.00 (Fees + VAT) Non-Member Price: £1,003.00 (Fees + VAT)
Date: 2 Aug 2021 Location: Portsmouth Duration: 4 days Availability: Fully Booked Member Price: £852.00 (Fees + VAT) Non-Member Price: £1,003.00 (Fees + VAT)

Assessment & accreditation

Our courses are accredited by ITSSAR and/or NPORS. To achieve a full certificate, delegates must pass all theory papers and practical assessments.

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