Counterbalance Forklift Training – Novice

Counterbalance Forklift Training - NoviceOur RTITB Forklift Training Course – Counterbalance – Novice Operator is for operators with little or no previous experience using a counterbalance forklift truck.

This RTITB Counterbalance Forklift Training Course for Novice Operators, will include theory instruction and assessment followed by practical operator training and assessment which will comply with the standard laid down in accordance with the HSE code of practice L117.

This course enables the successful trained operator to use any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity (with authorisation) anywhere in the UK. The Counterbalance Forklift is the most common of fork lift’s in use today and are the workhorse of most materials handling operations.

Course Content and Price

  • Course Duration: 3 – 5 Days, usually 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Course Price: £745.00 + vat per person (£894.00 inc. vat)
  • In-House Training Course Price: Call 0333 666 0555 for a competitive quotation
  • Maximum Instructor/Delegate Ratio: 1:3
  • Delivery Method: Classroom & Practical Training and Assessment
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Awarding Body: RTITB
  • Assessment: Multiple Choice & Written Paper and Practical Skills Assessment
  • Certification: Each successful delegate will receive a RTITB Certificate of Training with Photo ID Card and registration on the NORS database (valid for 3 years)

Who Should Attend The Course

The RTITB Forklift Training Course – Counterbalance – Novice Operator course is designed for those with no prior experience of forklift truck operation who wish to achieve a nationally recognised operator qualification in the safe and correct use of counterbalance forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity.

What Will You Get From The Course

Successful delegates 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:

  • Introduction to the lift truck to be usedCounterbalance Forklift Training
  • Pre-use inspection and take over maintenance
  • Controls and instruments
  • Weight assessment
  • Starting, moving and stopping the truck
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Stacking/de-stacking – free standing and in racking
  • Safety code testing
  • Practical test of basic operating skills
  • Written test of operating knowledge

Other RTITB Forklift Training Courses

Kentec offer a full range of RTITB Forklift Courses, many are available via our Open Programme throughout the year with various dates to choose from. For details of our other RTITB Forklift Courses click here

RTITB Forklift Training Course (Counterbalance)

To reserve a place on our open course schedule for RTITB Forklift Training Course – Counterbalance Novice course follow the links below for your preferred course date, or to speak to one of our training consultants please contact us on:

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UNIT 2 - Training Room 5 will seat up to 12 Candidates
Location Dates Time Price exc. VAT   Status
Kent Training Centre - TN9 1SS 18 – 22 Jun 2018 8:30AM – 4:30PM £745.00 Registration Closes
Jun 21, 2018 4:30PM

Kent Training Centre - TN9 1SS

18 – 22 Jun 2018

8:30AM – 4:30PM

£745.00 exc. VAT


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