RTITB Counterbalance Training

The RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck (often referred to as a forklift) operator training course will give you the skills to operate the truck safely and efficiently, carry out a pre-use inspection, and recall and explain the causes of truck and load instability.

This course covers, but is not limited to, the following areas;

  • Lift truck controls and instruments
  • Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • On/off ramp driving
  • Vehicle loading and unloading
  • Stacking and destacking
  • Lift truck stability
  • The operators’ safety code

Course Durations (for 3 people):

  • Novice candidate: 37.5 hours
  • Experienced (but untrained) candidate: 20 hours
  • Refresher (recommended every 3 years) candidate: 7.5 hours
  • Conversion candidate:15 hours