Counterbalance Lift Truck Training - Novice

Trained Lift Truck Operators are safe Operators

Who is it for?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommends that lift truck operators are trained to a nationally recognised standard by an accredited training provider. 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.

What will I learn?
  • Operate a lift truck in a safe and efficient manner 
  • Systematically carry out lift truck user checks
  • Carry out loading, unloading, stacking and de-stacking procedures correctly


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

Course Details

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Duration: 3 to 5 days
  • Member: £803
  • Non-Member: £945

All fees subject to VAT

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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.


Course Dates
Course commences;

25 September 2017
24 October 2017
4 December 2017
8 January 2018
5 February 2018
5 March 2018
16 April 2018
14 May 2018
11 June 2018
2 July 2018
13 August 2018

Company Sponsored Option

This course is also available as a company sponsored option which is for your delegates only, this is a flexible solution and can be tailored to reflect your business needs, delivered on a date, time and place to suit you - please contact us.


Group Discounts

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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