Fork Lift Truck Training

Counterbalance Truck

Counterbalance fork lift trucks are the most common type of fork lift truck. Counterbalance trucks have forks protruding from the front of the machine, this means that the truck can be driven up to the exact location of the load or racking.

Counterbalance fork lift truck training

Many counterbalance fork lift trucks have side shifts, a mast tilt facility and a driver cab; they can be used outdoors on stable, or even surfaces and also in indoor warehouses and stores.

Counterbalance machines are available as electric, gas or diesel powered and can include a three-wheeled model that provides better manoeuvrability in narrow aisles.

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The course covers, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Lift truck controls and instruments
  • Starting/ moving/ stopping and steering the truck
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • On/ off ramp driving
  • Vehicle loading and unloading
  • Stacking and de-stacking
  • Lift truck stability
  • The operators’ safety code

Course duration (based on 3 people)

Novice candidates: 32.5 hours / 5 days
Experienced candidates: 19.5 hours / 3 days

Refresher candidates: 6.5 hours / 1 day
Conversion candidates: 13 hours / 2 days

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