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counterbalancepictureCounterbalance Fork Lift Truck Training

Course Objectives

  • Identify the basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges
  • Identify and comply with manufacturers instructions in accordance with the operators handbook, other information sources i.e. rating plates, and applicable regulations
  • Carry out all pre-use and running checks
  • Configure the forklift for travel
  • Manoeuvre the forklift both with and without a load
  • Manoeuvre in confined areas using forward and reverse direction, both with and without a load
  • Set up the forklift in order to lift various loads
  • Lift various loads within the full working range of the forklift
  • Ensure load integrity and security
  • Transport loads
  • Place and retrieve loads accurately at various places
  • Place and retrieve loads from a vehicle bed or trailer
  • Keep within safe working parameters
  • Place the forklift in an out-of-service condition
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedure on and off a transporter

Who are the courses for?

Anyone who uses or will be using an industrial counterbalance forklift truck


Lantra Awards or NPORS


Novice operators – 5 days

Semi-Novice operators – 3 days

Experienced operators – 2 days

Refresher certification – 1 day


(Training/Assessment and certification)

1 Day Course – refresher training & assessment – £195+VAT

2 Day Course for Experienced Trainees – £320+VAT

3 Day Course for semi-experienced Trainees – £420 +VAT

5 Day Course for Novice Counterbalance – £680+VAT

Cancellation Policy

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

  • 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00
  • 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund
  • 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund
  • Less than 1 days notice, no refund

Newlands Training

Current Status

Some Courses are still able to take place during Lockdown 3 – please MAKE CONTACT for current list of training dates and Covid arrangements.


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