Public Course – Counterbalance (ABA Category B1) Existing Operator Training – AITT Accredited

Counterbalance fork lift trucks are the most common type of fork lift truck. The course provides operators with the skills needed to operate the Counterbalance truck safely and efficiently. Our AITT Counterbalance Fork Lift Truck Existing Operator Course is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 2 delegates and will take 2 days to complete. Successful candidates will receive an AITT Certificate following completion of the course.

£280.00 excl. VAT


Entry Requirements

TL Training defines an ‘Existing Operator’ as somebody who has previous experience (minimum of 24 months regular operating) of using a forklift truck but has no documentary evidence of previous formal training.

Course Content

• Introduction to the forklift truck to be used - Daily Maintenance Checks

• Relevant Legislation and Regulations - Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and L117 - Rider Operated lift trucks (ACOP & Guidance)

• Pre-use inspection and take over maintenance

• Care of batteries/LPG/Diesel Trucks

• Controls and instruments

• Weight assessment / Stability Factors

• Starting, moving and stopping the truck

• Handling laden and unladen pallets

• Operation of hydraulic controls

• Stacking/de-stacking – free standing and in racking at various heights

• Loading and Unloading Procedures

• Safety code testing

• Practical test of basic operating skills

• Written test of operating knowledge


Candidates must provide photo ID on the first day of training.