Counterbalance Training Courses

Counterbalance – Novice Operator is for operators with little or no previous experience using a counterbalance forklift truck.  The course will give you the skills to operate the truck safely and efficiently.  And who wish to achieve a nationally recognised operator qualification in the safe and correct use of counterbalance forklift up to a 5000kg lifting capacity.

  • Course Duration:  3 – 5 days (8:30am to 4:30pm each day)
  • Maximum Instructor/Candidate Ratio:  1:3
  • Delivery Method:  Classroom, Practical Training & Assessments
  • RTITB Certification:  This enables the candidate to operate any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000kgs lifting capacity (with authorisation) both the photo ID card and certificate are valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers. The candidate’s name and details are kept on a National Operators Registration Scheme database (NORS) for 3 years.
  • WSM IN-HOUSE Certification: This is optional, and if employers prefer, we can supply In-House certificates, only allowing the candidates to operate lift trucks / machinery within the company.
  • A Free Fork Truck Safety Code Book is given to candidates on successful completion of the course.

Course Content

Candidates will gain suitable and sufficient understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and learn skills and ability in the safe use of Counterbalance Fork Trucks up to 5000kg capacity in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

The course agenda includes:

  • Course introduction and induction
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
  • Operator Safety Code
  • Pre-use inspections
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Lift Truck stability – Engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Manoeuvring skills
  • Rated capacity / Load centre
  • Hydraulic system and use of the controls
  • Stacking / de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Vehicle loading and offloading
  • Refuelling and Recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
  • Theoretical examination
  • Practical examination

To reserve a place on one of our courses for Counterbalance – Novice call or email or email our office on:

Office: 01576 205872

Email:  info@westendschoolofmotoring.co.uk

Counterbalance – Experienced Operator will have some previous experience (possibly self taught) and will be familiar with the steering and operating characteristics of a counterbalance fork truck but will not have had the benefit of adequate, formal training in basic operating skills.  However, they wish to gain a formal, nationally recognised qualification in the safe use of Counterbalance Forklift Trucks up to 5000kgs lifting capacity.

  • Course Duration:  2 – 3 days (8:30am to 4:30pm each day)
  • Maximum Instructor/Candidate Ratio:  1:3
  • Delivery Method:  Classroom, Practical Training & Assessments
  • RTITB Certification:  This enables the candidate to operate any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000kgs lifting capacity (with authorisation) both the photo ID card and certificate are valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers. The candidate’s name and details are kept on a National Operators Registration Scheme database (NORS) for 3 years.
  • WSM IN-HOUSE Certification: This is optional, and if employers prefer, we can supply In-House certificates, only allowing the candidates to operate lift trucks / machinery within the company.
  • A Free Fork Truck Safety Code Book is given to candidates on successful completion of the course.

Course Content

Candidates will gain suitable and sufficient understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and learn skills and ability in the safe use of Counterbalance Fork Trucks up to 5000kg capacity in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

The course agenda includes:

  • Course introduction and induction
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
  • Operator Safety Code
  • Pre-use inspections
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Lift Truck stability – Engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Manoeuvring skills
  • Rated capacity / Load centre
  • Hydraulic system and use of the controls
  • Stacking / de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Vehicle loading and offloading
  • Refuelling and Recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
  • Theoretical examination
  • Practical examination

To reserve a place on one of our courses for Counterbalance – Experienced call or email our office on:

Office: 01576 205872

Email:  info@westendschoolofmotoring.co.uk

Counterbalance – Refresher Operator for personnel who are currently formally trained and have RTITB certification or equivalent to operate counterbalance forklift trucks up to 5000kg and who wish to refresh and reaffirm their driving skills.

  • Course Duration:  1 day (8:30am to 4:30pm each day)
  • Maximum Instructor/Candidate Ratio:  1:3
  • Delivery Method:  Classroom, Practical Training & Assessments
  • RTITB Certification:  This enables the candidate to operate any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000kgs lifting capacity (with authorisation) both the photo ID card and certificate are valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers. The candidate’s name and details are kept on a National Operators Registration Scheme database (NORS) for 3 years.
  • WSM IN-HOUSE Certification: This is optional, and if employers prefer, we can supply In-House certificates, only allowing the candidates to operate lift trucks / machinery within the company.
  • A Free Fork Truck Safety Code Book is given to candidates on successful completion of the course.

Course Content

Candidates will gain suitable and sufficient understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and learn skills and ability in the safe use of Counterbalance Fork Trucks up to 5000kg capacity in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

The course agenda includes:

  • Course introduction and induction
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
  • Operator Safety Code
  • Pre-use inspections
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Lift Truck stability – Engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Manoeuvring skills
  • Rated capacity / Load centre
  • Hydraulic system and use of the controls
  • Stacking / de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Vehicle loading and offloading
  • Refuelling and Recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
  • Theoretical examination
  • Practical examination

To reserve a place on one of our courses for Counterbalance – Refresher call or email our office on:

Office: 01576 205872

Email:  info@westendschoolofmotoring.co.uk

Counterbalance – Conversion Operator is for current certified fork truck operators wishing to convert their Fork Lift Truck driving qualification and skills to include a counterbalance truck.  Documentary evidence of existing certification must be produced as a prerequisite to attending this course. This course enables the trained operator to convert their existing forklift qualification to include the use any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity (with authorisation) anywhere in the UK.

  • Course Duration:  1 – 2 days (8:30am to 4:30pm each day)
  • Maximum Instructor/Candidate Ratio:  1:3
  • Delivery Method:  Classroom, Practical Training & Assessments
  • RTITB Certification:  This enables the candidate to operate any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000kgs lifting capacity (with authorisation) both the photo ID card and certificate are valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers. The candidate’s name and details are kept on a National Operators Registration Scheme database (NORS) for 3 years.
  • WSM IN-HOUSE Certification: This is optional, and if employers prefer, we can supply In-House certificates, only allowing the candidates to operate lift trucks / machinery within the company.
  • A Free Fork Truck Safety Code Book is given to candidates on successful completion of the course.

Course Content

Candidates will gain suitable and sufficient understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and learn skills and ability in the safe use of Counterbalance Fork Trucks up to 5000kg capacity in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

The course agenda includes:

  • Course introduction and induction
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
  • Operator Safety Code
  • Pre-use inspections
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Lift Truck stability – Engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Manoeuvring skills
  • Rated capacity / Load centre
  • Hydraulic system and use of the controls
  • Stacking / de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Vehicle loading and offloading
  • Refuelling and Recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
  • Theoretical examination
  • Practical examination

To reserve a place on one of our courses for Counterbalance – Conversion call or email our office on:

Office: 01576 205872

Email:  info@westendschoolofmotoring.co.uk

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