Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training

Guidance with reference to refresher training recommends that basic skills are refreshed every 3-5 or less dependent upon risk.

Course title:

Lift Truck Basic Safety Refresher and Test Course

Course objectives:

To teach refresher training and update the basic skill requirements and associated job safety knowledge to existing certificated operators of industrial lift trucks

Who should attend this course:

Delegates who hold or have evidence of basic skills certification on the machine type in question

Course duration:

This course is typically between 5 and 7.5 hours (1 day) 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 novice 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).

Safety Refresher and Test 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 Safety Refresher and Test certificate of basic skill and ability endorsed by ITSSAR with their registration number to the Trained Operator Passport Scheme (TOPS)

Training Material:

Delegates will receive relevant course handouts to support theoretical knowledge gained


At customers premises or at our centre (reach and counterbalance only in centre)


Refresh and Update of Theoretical Knowledge

  1. The need to train & statutory requirements
  2. Counterbalance Principles
  3. Rated Capacities
  4. Stability and instability
  5. Operator Safety Code
  6. Suitable safety films
  7. Multi choice theory test

Practical Skill Instruction

  1. Introduction to the machine (in training centre only)
  2. Control familiarisation (in training centre only)
  3. Refresher daily checks/refuelling procedures
  4. Refresher advanced driving and steering procedures
  5. Refresher Load handling
  6. Refresher stacking / de-stacking procedures
  7. Pre-use check test
  8. Practical skill test

Counterbalance Forklift Training Courses