July 2018 – What to Expect on a Counterbalance Forklift Truck Operator Course?

An RTITB approved course will give you all the skills you need to operate a Counterbalance Forklift Truck safely and efficiently. Counterbalance Forklift Trucks are the most common trucks used in indoor warehouses and stores. They can also be used outdoors on stable and even surfaces and have dual forks at the front of the truck that lift and transport the loads.

Here are some of the common questions asked before attending the course:

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Is the training course all about driving the forklift truck?
You will get practical and theory training which covers topics like legislation, causes of accidents, operators’ safety code and the stability characteristics of the course.

Will the truck loads on training be the same as my workplace?
Our RTITB approved training is designed to simulate a variety of different workplace scenarios. However as not every work place scenario can be covered we will teach all the basics to operate a counterbalance forklift truck.

How long will the course be for an experienced operator?
If you have trained and have successfully tested before, you can do a 1 day refresher course. If you are experienced but have never formally trained or tested, you are eligible to do a 3 day course. Contact Wallace School, an accredited RTITB training provider, to help you choose the right course and duration.

If you have any more questions, call Wallace Forklift Training on 020 8453 3440, choose option 3 or click here to email us.

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