Courses

Counterbalance Lift Trucks

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Jan, 2019

COUNTERBALANCE LIFT (FORKLIFT) TRUCK

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently operate a counterbalance lift truck (commonly referred to as a forklift).

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Candidates whose duties in the workplace require the use of a counterbalance lift truck, or who want a comprehensive introduction to operating one. Those who have completed training in one of our other truck courses can choose to attend training as a conversion candidate.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

By the end of the course, you will have covered the following:

  • Carrying out a pre-use inspection
  • The operator’s safety code
  • Lift truck controls and instruments
  • Starting, stopping, moving and steering the truck
  • Operating hydraulic controls
  • On and off-ramp driving
  • Loading and unloading the vehicle
  • Stacking and destacking
  • Lift truck and load stability

 

DURATION

Novice: 32.5 hours

Experienced (but untrained): 19.5 hours

Refresher: 6.5 hours

Conversion: 13 hours

Conversion back-to-back from Reach to Counterbalance: 9.75 hours

Refresher courses are recommended every 3 years.

 

CERTIFICATION

RTITB Certificate of Basic Operator Training (commonly referred to as a ‘license’).

 

 

Course Content

Time: 10 weeks

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