Counterbalance and Reach

 Novice Duration: Up to 5 days (dependent on the number of course attendees). 

Suitable for: Anyone with no previous experience of driving a forklift truck. 

Pre-requisites: Age 16 or above. No previous experience required.

 Experienced Duration: Up to 3 days (dependent on the number of course attendees). 

Suitable for: For those who wish to formalise their experience for the purposes of Health and Safety requirements or who wish to gain a qualification transferable to other sites and recognised by future employers. 

Refresher Duration: 1 day. Suitable for: Anyone that is experienced in driving and has a certificate from an accrediting body and is seeking to renew their licence. Refresher courses must be taken approximately 5 years following the initial novice course. 

Pre-requisites: Must hold a certificate to operate from a recognised accrediting body 

Course duration is dependent on the number of attendees and the driving experience of the individual. 

The standard number of days based on instructor ratios of 3:1:1 as below: 

• Novice: Up to 5 days

 •Experienced: Up to 3 days 

• Refresher: 1 day 

Course Content: 

• Introduction 

• Regulations 

• Safety Operator Video 

• Pre-Use Inspections / hand overs 

• Safe Operating Methods & Hazards

 • Operating in Confined Spaces 

• Operating in Industrial Racking 

• Bulk Stacking & Lorry Loading 

• Theory Test

• Course Evaluation

 • Practical Assessment