Counterbalance Forklift – Novice

Gain the essential skills and certification that are required to operate a Counterbalance.

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Course Information

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3 Days

ISM Training Services specialise in providing accredited training for both private and business customers to ensure they receive their Forklift Certification. Read our forklift Frequently Asked Questions or learn more about our Forklift Training Courses.

This course includes training and certification on one of the industry’s most popular vehicles, the Counterbalance forklift. The Course takes place over three successive days, starting on a Monday and finishing on a Wednesday.

Our new purpose-built Forklift Training Centre is fully equipped with the latest Counterbalance, Reach and Power Pallet trucks. All ISM Forklift and Warehouse Training and instructors are accredited and approved by the RTITB.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for beginners looking to acquire the basic operating skills and certification necessary to operate the Counterbalance forklift in a safe and competent manner as outlined in Irish Health & Safety Legislation.

What qualifications will I receive?

All trainees will receive an ISM Certificate on successful completion of the course. The training provides the qualification to operate one of the most common types of forklifts – the Counterbalance – in a safe and competent manner as outlined in Irish Health & Safety Legislation.

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Course Programme

  1. Introduction to the Counterbalance forklift
  2. Pre-use inspection and take over maintenance
  3. Controls and instruments
  4. Weight assessment
  5. Starting, moving off and stopping
  6. Handling both laden and unladen pallets
  7. Operation of the hydraulic controls
  8. Stacking and de-stacking – free standing and in racking
  9. Practical test of basic operating skills
  10. Written test of operating knowledge

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