Our six training depots are located in: Portsmouth; Otterbourne; Aldermaston; Theale; Worthing and Havant. Our training centres are conveniently situated within the local areas of the following counties to provide the maximum coverage within: Hampshire; Isle of Wight; West Sussex; East Sussex; Surrey; Buckinghamshire; Oxfordshire; Berkshire; Wiltshire and the eastern side of Dorset.
What is a counterbalance forklift?
A counterbalance forklift has a counterweight at the back of the vehicle to offset the load intended to be lifted by the two forks extending at the front of the machine, the rear counterbalance is where this forklift gets its name from.
A counterbalance truck can be used both indoors and outdoors and allows you to manoeuvre to the exact position of the load you’re trying to move.
Training for this machinery is vital because if it is overloaded then the forklift can tip over, causing potential damage to persons and property.
Training to drive this forklift is relatively simple, so we’ll have you ready to take your test in no time. All of our forklift courses range from novice and experienced operators to refresher courses. A novice course will take five days, an experienced operators’ course is three days and a refresher and test will take one day. Once you’ve completed the course you will be awarded your operating card and certificate. The Trained Operator Passport Scheme (TOPS) will be updated to show your new training.
The forklift training is simply a course and doesn’t actually provide you with a licence. This is why you don’t already need a driving license to complete the training. It’s a legal requirement to do this training before operating a counterbalance forklift truck and you must be over 18 to do so.
Our team of highly skilled forklift instructors can provide all of the theory and practical based training you will require to safely operate and manoeuvre a B1 Counterbalance forklift which has a typical max weight limit of up to 5000kg.
Our B1 forklift licence training will walk you through all the steps you will be expected to both explain and demonstrate throughout your training and your final assessment test.
Our range of Counterbalance courses caters for all experience levels and budgets.
With High Pass rates and a 4.9-star Google review rating, you can be sure our B1 forklift training provides our students with the best opportunity and training environment to gain their B1 Counterbalance operator certificate.