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Industrial Counterbalance - Fork Lift Truck Training

Course Introduction

The RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck operator training course is a comprehensive program designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills to operate forklifts safely and efficiently. Forklifts, also known as counterbalance lift trucks, are essential in various industries for material handling and warehouse operations. This training ensures that operators not only manoeuvre the equipment effectively but also understand and implement safety protocols.

The course covers a range of essential topics, starting with the safe operation of the lift truck. Operators learn how to handle the vehicle in different scenarios, considering factors such as load weight, balance, and the surrounding environment. Emphasis is placed on minimising risks and avoiding accidents during operations.

A crucial aspect of the training involves conducting pre-use inspections. Operators are trained to thoroughly examine the forklift before each use, checking for any potential issues that could compromise safety. This proactive approach ensures that any mechanical issues are identified and addressed promptly, preventing accidents and equipment malfunctions.

Additionally, the course delves into the causes of lift truck and load instability. Operators learn to recognize and understand factors that can lead to instability, such as uneven surfaces or improper loading. This knowledge is essential for preventing accidents and maintaining the integrity of both the forklift and the loads it handles.

Upon successful completion of the training and testing, individuals receive the internationally recognized RTITB Certificate of Basic Operator Training. This certification not only validates the operator’s skills but also signifies compliance with industry standards and regulations.

The significance of this training is highlighted by the impressive number of over 42,000 people who completed and passed the RTITB counterbalance lift truck training in the previous year. This widespread participation underscores the industry’s recognition of the importance of skilled and certified forklift operators in maintaining a safe and efficient workplace. As businesses continue to prioritize safety and compliance, the RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck operator training course plays a vital role in meeting these standards and ensuring the competence of forklift operators worldwide.

Course Information

This qualification has been developed for those already working, or preparing to work, in the industry and who will be using a forklift truck as part of their working duties. 

Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.  It is, however, desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants should be literate and have had driving experience as an indication of dexterity

Novice – This course is designed for the complete Novice delegate.

Experienced – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 3 months.

Refresher – Delegates must have already attended a course and have valid proof in the form of certification.

RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) is a leading provider of workplace transport training accreditation. Established in the UK, RTITB sets industry standards for the training of forklift operators, LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) drivers, and more. With a focus on safety and efficiency, RTITB ensures that training programs meet high-quality benchmarks. Their accreditation is widely recognized, fostering competence and compliance in the transport and logistics sector globally. RTITB collaborates with training providers to deliver effective, standardized training, enhancing the skills of operators and promoting a safer working environment. The organization’s commitment to excellence contributes to the overall proficiency and professionalism of individuals in the road transport industry.

Should you require it we can also deliver this course with the NPORS accrediting body. 

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