Counterbalance Lift Truck Novice Course


ITSSAR Counterbalance Training LittlehamptonCounterbalance Lift Truck Novice Course

Counterbalance forklift training is mandatory for operating counterbalance forklift trucks on its property. Regulations require all employers to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety among their employees, yet courts are always going to assign liability to managers and companies who fail to ensure their workers have been appropriately trained and hold the appropriate certification.

Luft Training Services provide a Counterbalance Lift Truck Novice course which is suitable for delegates with no operative skills or experience. This course is a fully accredited by ITSSAR and complies with all legislations including ACOP L117. Successful delegates will attain the nationally recognised ITSSAR Fork Lift accreditation.

ITTSAR Accreditation as with all other accrediting bodies will expire after 3 years, by which time you are advised to take a 1 day Counterbalance Refresher Course.

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.3


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 ITSSAR 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 days consolidation course is for operators with previous accredited training.
  3. 3/5 Day novice course is for operators who have had no previous training.

What certificate will I get if I pass my test?

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

Counterbalance Course Details

Course Content:

  • Responsibility of the operator
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • LOLER 1998 & PUWER 1998
  • Operational Safety Code
  • Work Place Safety
  • Simple Manoeuvring
  • Advanced Manoeuvring
  • Basic Hydraulic & Electrical systems
  • Daily Safety Checks & Maintenance
  • Refuelling / Recharging
  • Stacking & De-stacking (Free & Racking)
  • Vehicle Loading & Unloading
  • Operators Practical Test
  • Candidate Debrief

Course Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • High visibility jacket or vest
  • Protective boots

Not sure which course fits your personal or business needs?

  • Training in stacking and de-stacking the fork lift truck
  • Know and apply the Operator’s Safety Code
  • Understand legal responsibilities
  • Theoretical test
  • Practical test


Course Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

  • High visibility jacket or vest