Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training

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Counterbalance Forklift - 4-5 Day Novice

The Lloyds British International Counterbalance Lift Truck (often referred to as a forklift) operator training course will delegates the necessary skills and knowledge in order to operate the lift truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection, and recall and explain the causes of lift truck and load instability. The counterbalance forklift training course in summary is to teach the new operators to prepare, safely operate and maintain a counterbalance forklift truck.

On completion of the counterbalance forklift training course the operators will know:

Their statutory duties under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

The machine identification, terminology and daily maintenance

The safety aspects relating to the safe operation of this type of machine

The effect of load size, weight, gradients and ground conditions upon machine stability

Statutory Requirements:

  • The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Section 2 General Duties of Employers
  • Section 7 & 8 General Duties of Employees
  • The Powers of the Inspectorate
  • The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (an overview)

Introduction of the Forklift:

  • Identification of Controls
  • Identification of Parts
  • Identification of Instruments

Daily Inspection take over and Maintenance:

  • Daily checklist
  • Daily maintenance
  • Vehicle condition
  • Hydraulic condition

Refuelling Procedures:

  • Battery powered
  • Gas powered
  • Petrol or Diesel powered

Centres of Gravity and Load Stability:

  • Load Centres
  • Fulcrum and Counterbalance
  • Causes of Instability

Driver Responsibility:

  • Personal Safety
  • Parking of the forklift
  • Overloading
  • Use of additional counterweights

Emergency Procedures:

  • Accident involving fire
  • Personal injury

Safe Driving Procedures:

  • No load condition
  • Loaded condition

Load Handling:

  • Stacking
  • Weight of load – Weight assessment
  • Security of loads
  • Loading and off-loading vehicles procedures


  • Truck familiarisation
  • Daily checks and maintenance
  • Truck operation, no load condition
  • General driving on advanced course and test
  • Operators safety code
  • Clients code of practice for fork truck

Those who will benefit from the Lloyds British International counterbalance forklift training are those who want to learn how to properly operate a counterbalance forklift truck

Should you wish to attend the counterbalance forklift training course please get in touch with one of Lloyds British Internationals expert team members by using the contact form below. Lloyds British International offer the following counterbalance forklift training in Ghana, Uganda, Kuwait and Bahrain.

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