Counterbalance Forklift Training (initial course) 

What is a counterbalance forklift?

Counterbalance forklifts are the most widely used forklift in the UK for commercial use.

A counterbalance FLT has two forks at the front that can lift heavy loads without tipping the FLT over as weights on the back of the vehicle counterbalance it.

Course content

  • Theory surrounding all aspects of safety and operating the truck
  • Preoperational checks training
  • Practical training on all aspects of operating the FLT safely
  • Driving through chicane training
  • All aspects of stacking, including low, eye and high level
  • Associated Knowledge Exam
  • Preoperational Check Exam
  • Practical Exam

Course benefits to drivers

  • Become qualified in the most commonly used FLT to gain new career opportunities
  • It is a legal requirement for the driver of the FLT to have training and certification

Course benefits for company

  • Increases efficiency of operations
  • Complies with health and safety
  • Increased driver/employee job satisfaction

Course prerequisites

Safety boots required

Course duration

Five days

Awarding body


Course delivery

You will spend time in the classroom studying for theory and in our active warehouse completing the practical training.

Course location

This course is delivered at our Knowsley training centre.


£350, including VAT.



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