Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training

Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training

2 Start Training is a Category 3 Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR) accredited training centre for operator and instructor training for Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training.

Our accredited Tutors and Instructors are available to deliver training in our own approved centres or can come onto your site, using your own machine and facilities for Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training


Novice Operator: Duration 5 Days: For operators who have never previously operated a forklift truck.

Experience Operator: Duration 3 Days: For operators who have experience on a forklift truck but have no certification or their certificate is over 5 years old.

Refresher & Test: Duration 1 Day: For operators who’s certificate is between 3 & 5 years old. Student must be able to produce previous certification on the first day of the course.


1 Truck : 3 Candidates : 1 Instructor


To provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to safety operate a B1 Counterbalance Forklift Truck.

Elements covered:

  • Responsibilities under the health & safety at work act, 1974, PUWER & LOLER
  • L117 Approved code of practice
  • Operators Safety Code on a B1 Counterbalance Forklift Truck
  • Battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Pre-use checks on a B1 Counterbalance Forklift Truck
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive controls
  • Hydraulic controls on a B1 Counterbalance Forklift Truck
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined area’s including entry & aisle safety procedures
  • Stacking at different levels
  • Destacking at different levels

Upon completion:

If not already registered, candidates will be registered onto the ITSSAR TOP scheme (Trainer Operator Passport) and issued with a photo identification card and A4 Certificate.


On our site or on your site using your facilities and equipment.

Facilities required on your site:

A training room suitable for the number of candidates, sufficient practical training space to carry out assessments and testing. Delegates will require PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.

Instructors Course:

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