Counterbalance Lift Truck Experienced


ITSSAR Counterbalance Training Littlehampton

Luft Training ITSSAR Forklift Counterbalance – Experienced Operator Course is for existing operators with some previous experience of using a counterbalance forklift truck but have not had the benefit of adequate, formal training in basic operating skills.

Our ITSSAR Counterbalance Experienced Forklift Course course will include theory instruction and assessment followed by practical operator training and assessment which will comply with the standard laid down in accordance with the HSE code of practice L117.

This course enables the successful trained operator to use any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity (with authorisation) anywhere in the UK. The Counterbalance Forklift Truck is the most common of fork lift’s in use today and are the workhorse of most materials handling operations.

Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training ITSSAR Accredited is available to businesses and individuals across West Sussex and East Sussex to include Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Hove, Brighton, Portsmouth and all surrounding area’s. If you are not sure if we cover your area please call us or use our contact form page as a member of the team are always happy to assist you.


It’s a well known fact that there are companies out there which offer Counterbalance Forklift Training courses on a pay monthly cost, this involves signing up for finance and usually incurs a very high interest rate and in some cases a deposit.

Normally these companies do not train their pupils direct and ultimately request quotes from companies like us. At Luft Training Services our Counterbalance Forklift Training costs are both competitive and low so you can afford to go direct.


How old do I need to be to take the counterbalance course?

The current minimum age to take the Counterbalance Forklift Truck Course is 16 years old.

What ITSSAR counterbalance courses do you offer?

Duration of these courses:

There are three types of ITSSA Counterbalance training courses held,

  1. One Day refresher course is only for operators who have had previous training on the equipment and need to renew their certificate.
  2. 2/3 Day consolidation course is for operators with previous accredited training but have not had a refresher for over 3 years.
  3. 3/5 Day novice course is for operators who have had no accredited training previously.

What certificate will I get if I pass my test?

Each successful operator will receive an A4 size certificate from Luft Training Services on the day and a credit size photo I.D card which will be ITSSAR Registered.

ITSSAR Counterbalance Experienced Course Details

Who Should Attend the Course


It is anticipated that trainees attending the ITSSAR Counterbalance Forklift Training Course  – Experienced operator will have some previous experience (possibly self taught) and will be familiar with the steering and operating characteristics of a counterbalance fork truck but will not have had the benefit of adequate, formal training in basic operating skills. However, they wish to gain a formal, nationally recognised qualification in the safe use of Counterbalance Forklift Trucks.


What Will You Get From The Course


Successful delegates will gain a better understanding of current relevant legislation, best practice and refresh their skills and ability in the safe use of Counter Balance Fork Trucks up to 5000kg capacity in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions. The course agenda includes:

  • Introduction to the lift truck to be usedITSSAR Forklift Training Course for Counterbalance
  • Pre-use inspection and take over maintenance
  • Controls and instruments
  • Weight assessment
  • Starting, moving and stopping the truck
  • Handling laden and unladen pallets
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • Stacking/de-stacking – free standing and in racking
  • Safety code testing
  • Practical test of basic operating skills
  • Written test of operating knowledge

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