Technical Skills / Lift Truck and Mechanical Handling

Reach to Counterbalance Conversion


Creating flexibility and adaptability to operators’ capabilities

Course overview

Having the flexibility to switch between reach and counterbalance trucks can be an invaluable asset in business. This course is designed for experienced operators who need to develop the skills and competence to switch between the two types of truck.

  • Introduction to the lift truck
  • Operators’ user checks
  • Recording the defects
  • Lift truck stability
  • Operators’ Safety Code
  • Basic driving skills - operator practice
  • Operating practice, including stacking and de-stacking in varying conditions

Course benefits

  • Qualified operators can understand the key differences between the safe operation of counterbalance and reach trucks
  • Trained employees are able to operate either truck in a safe and efficient manner
  • Approved lift-truck users can effectively apply the Operators' Safety Code and be aware of their legal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

Course dates and fees

No dates currently available

Assessment & accreditation

Our courses are accredited by ITSSAR and/or NPORS. The conversion course will cover the basic operating skills required by the HSE and makes the transition between the two types of truck a smooth and safe process. To achieve a full certificate, delegates must pass all theory papers and practical assessments.

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