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N001 Industrial Counterbalance Lift Trucks

This course teaches you how to operate an industrial counterbalanced forklift truck safely and productively.


We will conduct a learner analysis to identify the duration of training required for those with limited or no experience, whereas experienced operators can attend a one day Experienced Worker Assessment (Test Only).

Course Summary

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as a plant operator

  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer's handbook for the particular machine to be used

  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions

  • Be able to locate and identify steering, driving and braking controls and explain their functions

  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufacturer's and legislative requirements

  • Safely mount and dismount the machine

  • Start and stop the engine and safely move the machine off and stop it safely

  • Configure the machine for travel and manoeuvre it safely laden and unladen, in open and confined areas

  • Conduct all the necessary safety checks at the work area

  • Manoeuvre the machine to the work area and correctly configure in readiness to carry out lifting and load handling tasks

  • Lift and transfer loads accurately and safely at different locations

  • Load and unload external transport safely

  • Fit, adjust and / or remove attachments

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of loading and unloading procedures for machine transportation

  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Course Duration

  • 1-5 days depending on experience or whether test only.



Our construction plant courses can be delivered with either NPORS or our own in-house accreditation. On successful completion of the course candidates will therefore receive certification per their preference. 

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