Counterbalance FLT Course:


Are you looking to gain your certificate in Counterbalance Forklifts? This is the truck that is most frequently employed by all warehousing and distribution centres in today's quick-moving logistics industry. Counterbalances are typically used to move goods around warehouse floors, work on loading docks, or unload LGVs and can help you level up within your job or industry.

Course Summary:

You will learn a multitude of topics and skills needed to effectively and safely utilize the Counterbalance FLT such as:

  • Hazard awareness
  • The operators’ safety code
  • Safety video
  • Test your knowledge
  • Introduction to the forklift truck to be used
  • Daily pre-use inspection & maintenance
  • Care of batteries/LPG/Diesel trucks
  • Controls and instruments
  • Weight assessment / Stability Factors
  • Starting, moving and stopping the truck
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined area’s
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Handling unladen and laden pallets
  • Stacking/de-stacking – at various heights
  • Loading and Unloading Procedures
  • Practical test of basic operating skills

  • How Old Do I Have To Be?

    Anyone over the age of the minimum school leaving age, that being 16, are able to operate forklifts.

    What Happens Next?

    Once you have achieved this qualification you will be required to re-train once every 3-5 years or after continued non-use for a long period of time