Counterbalance Forklift Truck Training

The most common of fork lift’s in use today and are the workhorse of most materials handling operations. They come in a vast range of sizes and capacities from small, maneuverable electric 3 wheelers of 1000kg capacity through to huge 50,000kg capacity diesel machines. The most common are 2,500kg capacity diesel or LPG machines.

Ace Trainers deliver professional accredited training in the safe operation and driving of Forklift Truck Training.

Course Content:
  • Course introduction and induction
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – approved code of practice
  • Operator safety and observation
  • Pre-Shift checks
  • Defect reporting procedures
  • Lift Truck stability – engineering principles and weight assessment
  • Driving within simulated working conditions
  • Manoeuvring skills
  • Rated capacity/load centre
  • Hydraulic system and use of the controls
  • Stacking/de-stacking – load handling skills
  • Vehicle loading and offloading
  • Refuelling and recharging procedures including battery handling and housing
  • Theoretical examination
  • Practical examination

When conducting training at customers’ premises we will require the following: an open area either indoors or outdoors, a number of pallets both empty and loaded, the use of any racking if available and a room in which to carry out the theory training. ” We also provide training at our centre in Basingstoke”


As an accredited training organisation we can offer an National  photo ID certificate for no additional cost . This then enables the Trainee to operate any counterbalance  forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity (with permission) anywhere in the UK. Their names and details are kept on a National Operators Registration Scheme Database. The certificate is valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers.

*This is optional, and if employers prefer, we can supply in-house certificates, only allowing the candidates to operate for your company Only .*

All training is  accredited via ITSSAR – Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register

Very happy with the fork lift training delivered on site. I’d happily recommend Ace Trainers.   Kevin Holden