Counterbalance Forklift Course Novice Operators


To provide trainees with the sufficient basic skills and knowledge required to carry out their duties safely and efficiently whilst operating a counterbalance forklift truck in the workplace.

The forklift training is carried out to a standard accredited by RTITB (road transport industry training board) in line with HSE guidelines as published in:

L117 (Approved Code of Practice for Rider Operated Lift Truck Operator Training).

Course Content

  • Legislation - (HASAWA 1974 - PUWER - LOLER - ACOP L117)
  • Operator safety video(s)
  • Pre Use Checks - Record Keeping and Reporting
  • Introduction to the counterbalance forklift and controls
  • Starting / Stopping
  • Observational Techniques
  • Basic Steering & Steering in Confined Spaces
  • Approaching a load to pick up & place in a marked area
  • Bulk Stacking
  • Loading & Unloading a Vehicle
  • Place & Retrieve a Load from an Industrial Racking System (All Heights)
  • Re-Fuel / Re-Charge / LPG Changing Bottles
  • Theory Test
  • Pre Use Inspection Test
  • Practical Test of Operating Skills

Upon successful completion of the course, trainees are awarded an RTITB Certificate of Basic Training to operate a counterbalance forklift truck.

Trainees will also be provided with an ID card and entered onto the RTITB national database for counterbalance forklift operators.


Area Covered

  • Aberdeen
  • Arbroath
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Fort William
  • Fraserburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • Kilmarnock
  • Oban
  • Perth
  • Peterhead
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BB Training Services Ltd.
Reg. in Glasgow SC353752
Vat No. 172 1078 28

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