Forklift Training Course in Birmingham

Semi Experienced Forklift Training Courses

Please find our course structure below for the Semi-Experienced (Counterbalance) Forklift Training Course.

Course Overview

Our RTITB Forklift Truck Operator Course – Semi-Experienced (Counterbalance) delivers a minimum of 19.5 hours of instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum of 3 delegates, providing the skills needed to operate the fork lift truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection & recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability.

This course is for existing operators with some previous experience of using a counterbalance forklift truck but have not received formal training – the RTITB course complies with the standards set in accordance with the HSE Code of Practice L117, and enables successful operators to use any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity (with authorisation) anywhere in the UK.

The Semi-Experienced Counterbalance course consists of a classroom lecture, DVD presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

0830-1010Outline of course, administration, safety code and filmFurther driving practiceRoutine inspection, takeover and maintenance, further loading practice
1020-1110Introduction to truck, controls and instrumentsLift truck stability lectureVehicle loading and unloading
1110-1200Accelerate, moving, steering, stoppingHydraulics system and use of controlsVehicle loading and unloading
1200-1250Accelerate, moving, steering, stoppingDriving implementing hydraulicsLoad handling and unloading
1330-1420Basic manoeuversLoad weight assessmentStacking and de-stacking
1420-1510Basic manoeuversLoad handlingStacking and de-stacking
1520-1600Further driving practiceLoad handlingAssociated knowledge examination
1600-1700Further driving practiceInspection take over, maintenancePre-use check, practical test of basic operating skills