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Counterbalance Forklift Training

TGS Forklift Training Kent provides ITSSAR Accredited Counterbalance Forklift Training in Kent for novices that have never used a Counterbalance Forklift before or experienced Counterbalance Forklift operators who require refresher Forklift Training in Kent. We train on all makes and models of Counterbalance Forklifts and offer conversion training courses to to allow an operator to operate several fork lift truck types.

TGS-Forklift-Training-Kent-Counterbalance-TrainingThe Counterbalance lift truck, also known as a Counterbalance Forklift is the most commonly used type of lift truck and is found in nearly all workplaces which require the use of a fork lift truck.

A Counterbalance Forklift Truck comes in many shapes, sizes and lifting capacities whether it’s a 3 wheeled Diesel to LPG powered machines with a lifting capacity up to 50 tonne. Most common Counterbalance Forklift types have a lifting capacity of up to 3000kgs.

3 - 5 Days

Upto 3 Candiates

2 - 3 Days

Upto 3 Candiates

1 Day

Upto 3 Candiates


Upto 3 Candiates

  • Novice : For individuals who have no experience whatsoever of operating any kind of lift truck
  • Experienced : For the experienced operator who has extensive practical experience thought has never received any form of initial training
  • Refresher : This course is designed for operators who wish to refresh their certification following expiry
  • Conversion : For certificated operators of other types of lift truck need only a 1 day conversion to move over to Counterbalance

Course Content:

  • Course introduction and induction
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
  • Operator safety and observation
  • Pre-Shift checks
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Lift Truck stability – Engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Manoeuvring skills
  • Rated capacity / Load centre
  • Hydraulic system and use of the controls
  • Stacking / de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Vehicle loading and offloading
  • Refuelling and Recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
  • Theoretical examination
  • Practical examination
  • ITSSAR Certification upon Passing

Most Forklift Training in Kent can take place at customers’ premises which often makes for better training due to using the actual machine in the real working environment.

When conducting training at customers’ premises we will require the following: an open area either indoors or outdoors, a number of pallets both empty and loaded, the use of any racking if available and a room in which to carry out the theory training.