Counterbalance Novice


Setting in place safe standards for Counterbalance operations

Who is it for?

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.

Business 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
Course overview
  • 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


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

Please note

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

Next steps

Course dates and fees
Start date Location Duration Member
13 July 2020 Portsmouth 4 days £852.00 £1,003.00 Spaces Book
3 August 2020 Portsmouth 4 days £852.00 £1,003.00 Spaces Book
13 July 2020
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Member +VAT: £852.00
  • Non-member +VAT: £1,003.00
  • Availability: Spaces
3 August 2020
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Member +VAT: £852.00
  • Non-member +VAT: £1,003.00
  • Availability: Spaces

Group discounts are available for this course

Take advantage of these discounts when booking this course;

  • 5% off for 2-3 people
  • 8% off for 4-5 people
  • 12% off for 6 or more people
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