Novice Counterbalance Forklift Operator Training
Forklift truck Basic Novice Operator Course.
To teach the basic skill requirements and associated job safety knowledge to operators of industrial Forklift trucks.
Who should attend this course:
Delegates with no previous or limited experience on the machine type in question.
This course is typically between 3 and 5 days dependent on the number of trainees attending the course. ITSSAR accredited courses for lift trucks are strictly a maximum of 3 delegates to one instructor on one machine to ensure the training meets the Approved Code of Practice L117.
Machine types experienced training is delivered on include:
Counter balance, reach, side loaders, multi directional (e.g. combi lifts), telescopic handlers, narrow aisle, articulated pivot steer (e.g. bendi), rough terrain, transportable (e.g. moffet mounty).
Novice operator courses are also available on pedestrian operated lift trucks that have shorter durations and we will be only too pleased to help with course timings on these types of machines.
Successful delegates will receive a novice operator certificate of basic skill and ability endorsed by ITSSAR with their registration number to the Trained Operator Passport Scheme (TOPS)
Delegates will receive relevant course handouts to support theoretical knowledge gained
At customers premises or at our centre (reach and counterbalance only in centre)
Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
CRS Training Services – how reassuring to find a first rate, bang up to date training provider who can’t do enough to make sure that your staff have the best possible training experience possible. CRS have delivered training to our team of Drivers and Fork Lift Operators.
We have also received tailored training for our Transport Manager and Transport Administrator. CRS have also undertaken our Tachograph Analysis with Clive delivering the report personally and explaining in detail how any infringements have occurred.
Over and above this Clive has always made it clear that he is available at the end of a phone or e-mail to offer advice and support in all aspects related to our Transport Department, an offer which we have taken him up on more than once!
Congratulations to Clive and the Team for good old fashioned service and long may it continue.
Carol Ede – (Transport Administrator)
Dave Bowen – (Transport Manager)
- The need to train & statutory requirements
- Counterbalance Principles
- Rated Capacities
- Stability and instability
- Operator Safety Code
- Suitable safety films
- Multi choice theory test
Practical Skill Instruction
- Introduction to the machine
- Control familiarisation
- Daily checks / refuelling procedures
- Battery charging & simple battery maintenance or refueling procedures
- Basic driving and steering procedures
- Advanced driving and steering procedures
- Load handling/weight assessment
- Stacking / de-stacking procedures
- Bulk stacking / de-stacking exercises
- Stacking / de-stacking corner locating loads*
- Handling awkward loads
- Vehicle loading / unloading*
- Pre-use check test
- Practical skills test
* Where applicable to company operations
I recently had the pleasure of attending forklift training at CRS, and I must say, the experience was nothing short of outstanding! From start to finish, every aspect of the training was handled with utmost professionalism and expertise, leaving me feeling confident and well-prepared. I am delighted to share my positive experience with everyone and extend my heartfelt gratitude to both Nick, our skilled trainer, and Megan, the exceptional company director.
Nick’s training style was exceptional; his knowledge and passion for forklift operations were evident from the moment he began the training. He effortlessly combined theoretical concepts with hands-on practical exercises, making the learning process engaging and enjoyable. He was patient and attentive to all participants, ensuring that everyone grasped the necessary skills and safety protocols effectively. Thanks to Nick’s guidance, I now feel more confident in my ability to operate a forklift safely and efficiently.
Furthermore, I cannot praise Megan enough for her friendly, helpful, and professional services. She went above and beyond to accommodate our schedule and needs, ensuring us the customers, received the training on the dates that suited us best. Her dedication and willingness to provide the best training experience for all participants were truly remarkable. Megan’s approachable demeanour and her genuine concern for our success made the entire process smooth and stress-free.
We have used CRS many times. The Entire team exudes a friendly and warm atmosphere, making everyone feel at ease right from the moment they step through the doors. This positive environment not only encourages active participation but also fosters a sense of camaraderie among participants. All the staff members we have put through a CRS training course says they are brilliant trainers. With everyone agreeing CRS were exceptional, constantly going the extra mile to provide top-notch service and support.
The quality of training delivered by CRS is second to none. Their commitment to ensuring each participant receives the best instruction is truly commendable. The expertise and dedication of their trainers, coupled with Megan’s outstanding leadership, make CRS a shining example of excellence in the field of forklift training and much more.
I wholeheartedly recommend CRS to anyone in need of forklift and other training needs. If you’re looking for a friendly, professional, and highly skilled team that provides top-quality training, look no further. Thank you, to the CRS Training Team.”