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Counterbalance Forklift Truck

Industrial counterbalance forklifts are the most common trucks used in indoor warehouses and stores, although they can be used outdoors, on stable, even surfaces. They offer straight forward operation and have dual forks at the front of the truck to lift and transport loads.

We offer certification on the Counterbalance Forklift from the following awarding bodies: RTITB, NPORS, CPCS.

We accept SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) funding for this course.

RTITB/NORS Counterbalanced Lift Truck

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate a Counterbalanced Lift Truck.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.

Duration

The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 5 Day – Novice Course
  • 3 Day – Experienced Operator Course (no previous certification)
  • 1 Day – Refresher Course (proof of previous certification is required).

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 3 delegates can attend this course.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the RTITB tests, delegates will be registered on the NORS database and issued with an RTITB/NORS Operator Card and Certificate, valid for 3 years.  To maintain their card and registration with NORS, operators are required to complete a 1 Day RTITB/NORS Refresher Course every 3 years.

Location

This course can take place at our training centre in Bo’ness, West Lothian or at a location of your choice,using your machine, subject to onsite requirements.

NPORS Industrial Counterbalanced Lift Truck (N001)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate a Counterbalanced Lift Truck.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.

Duration

The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 5 Day – Novice Course
  • 2 Day – Experienced Worker Course (experienced but no previous certification, includes training)
  • 1 Day – Experienced Worker Tests (experienced but no previous certification, no training provided)
  • 1 Day – Refresher Course (to renew a Traditional NPORS Operator Card).

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 3 delegates can attend this course.

Certification

NPORS Operator Card (Traditional) – Valid for 3 years.  To maintain their card and registration with NPORS, operators are advised to complete a 1 Day NPORS Refresher Course every 3 years.

NPORS CSCS Operator Card (Construction Industry) –Valid for 2 years (non-renewable).  Operators are required to complete a Vocational Qualification (VQ) and upgrade to an NPORS Competent Operator Card.  This card is then renewed every 5 years.  Please contact us for more information.

Location

This course can take place at our training centre in Bo’ness, West Lothian or at a location of your choice, using your machine, subject to onsite requirements.

 

CPCS Industrial (Counterbalance) Forklift Truck (A16)

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to safely operate an Industrial (Counterbalance) Forklift Truck.  This course includes theory and practical elements, with tests being conducted on each.

Duration

The duration of the course depends on the experience level of the delegates attending.  Typically, these are:

  • 5 Day – Novice Course (includes CPCS Theory and Practical Tests)
  • 2 – 5 Days –
    • 1 Day CPCS Theory Test preparation (recommended for all delegates)
    • 1-3 Days practical training (depending on experience level)
    • 1 Day CPCS Theory and Practical Tests
  • 1 Day – CPCS Theory and Practical Testing only (no training given,experienced operators only).

Attendee Numbers

A maximum of 3 delegates can attend this course.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the CPCS tests, delegates will be issued with a CPCS Trained Operator Card (red), valid for 2 years (non-renewable).  Operators are required to complete a Vocational Qualification (VQ) and upgrade to a CPCS Competent Operator Card (blue).  This card is then renewed every 5 years.  Please contact us for more information.

Location

CPCS tests must take place at our training centre in Bo’ness, West Lothian.

 

 

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