Counterbalance Forklift Training

BB Training Services provides Counterbalance Operator and Instructor training at our training centre in Airdrie, we can also provide on site training across Scotland.
If you are new to operating a forklift truck we recommend you begin here.
Forklift trucks are very heavy for their size weighing far more than a car.
With either solid or very hard tyres, you will have to be wearing boots with steel toecaps to be anywhere near one.
Counterbalance forklift's have a large weight built into the rear of the truck.
This will not guarantee the truck can never be tipped over, but if operated as designed our training will guide you on how to drive safely.
Forklift trucks come in varying sizes from 1.5 tonnes up wards to monster trucks which can lift up to 40 tonnes.
The Counterbalance forklift we use for training is a category B1 Jungheinrich EFG15. It has a rated capacity of 1500kg and being 3 wheeled it is the easiest truck to operate which makes it ideal to learn to drive.
Our British standard racking system and pallets are used in warehousing throughout the UK so you will gain the knowledge and confidence to stack or de-stack with ease.
We also have a bespoke vehicle trailer to learn the principles of lorry loading and un-loading. 

Training Course Content

  • Legislation
  • 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

Certificate and ID card on completion of training

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

Trainees will also be provided with an ID card and entered onto the 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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Grants and funding can be available. Many local councils are offering  up to 75% funding for training. Contact us for further help.

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BB Training Services Ltd.
Reg. in Glasgow SC353752
Vat No. 172 1078 28

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