Counterbalance Forklift Training (B1, B2 & B3)

Counterbalance forklift trucks are one of the most popular machine types in the UK. They come in all shapes and sizes, from small electric 1-tonne machines to large, 15-tonne industrial machines.

They are commonly powered by batteries, gas, or diesel and can be found with a huge array of attachments, most commonly forks, but also barrel clamps, carpet poles, and the list goes on!

At Heads of the Valleys Training, we offer counterbalance forklift training for all machine types, including B1 through B3, up to 15 tonnes.

Counterbalance Course Objectives

By the end of our counterbalance forklift course, candidates will be able to discuss and demonstrate the following:

  • Safe and efficient operation of a counterbalance lift truck within the workplace, including their duties under the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 and the risks associated with truck use
  • Pre-use inspection, appropriate maintenance tasks and reporting processes
  • Authorisation to operate arrangements

Courses At Our Training Centre

At our training centre in Abergavenny, we have a dedicated forklift truck training area, along with classrooms, amenities, and more. Our counterbalance forklift courses run every week, and we can accommodate dates to best suit your availability.

Courses At Customer Premises: In-House Training

We are able to complete counterbalance forklift training at your site with a maximum of 3 trainees per course. This can be completed according to RTITB or in-house standards.

Courses at your premises will allow operators to become familiar with the exact machine they will be operating, in surroundings that they are comfortable with.

For us to carry out counterbalance forklift training, you will need to provide the following:

  • a machine in full working order for the duration of the course
  • an area suitable for operators to use the machine, along with pallets or loads for transporting and stacking
  • an area suitable for theory elements and paperwork to be completed

Our instructors can tailor training for you and are able to travel across South Wales and Nationwide.

Please get in touch with us to discuss your bespoke requirements. 

Counterbalance Forklift Training

Duration: 1 to 5 Days

Cost: From £168

RTITB Accredited Training

All of our counterbalance forklift training can be accredited to RTITB standard, the leading awarding body for industrial machinery in the UK.

RTITB licences are valid for 3 years before refresher training is required.

  • Novice Operator, 5 days – for those who have never used or have very limited experience using a counterbalance forklift truck
  • Experienced Operator, 3 days – for those who are using forklifts regularly but do not already hold a qualification
  • Conversion, 2 days – for those who already have a forklift licence, looking at adding additional forklift qualifications
  • Refresher, 1 day – for those looking to renew their current or existing qualification

Upskilling Your Counterbalance Licence

Once you have your counterbalance forklift licence, you may wish to explore other similar courses such as reach forklift truck or telescopic materials handler.

You are able to complete shorter conversion courses to these machine types, as the knowledge and skill set is largely transferable.

Available Counterbalance Forklift Training Courses

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RTITB Reach Lift Truck Conversion from Counterbalance

24/06/24
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24/06/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Heads of the Valleys Training

Counterbalance Lift Truck (In-House)

25/06/24
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25/06/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Easibake Food Ltd Full

RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck Refresher

26/06/24
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26/06/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Heads of the Valleys Training Full

Counterbalance Lift Truck (In-House)

03/07/24 - 04/07/24
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03/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

04/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Johnson & Phillips (Capacitors) Ltd Full

RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck: Refresher

05/07/24
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05/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Heads of the Valleys Training

RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck Novice

08/07/24 - 12/07/24
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08/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

09/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

10/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

11/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

12/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Heads of the Valleys Training Full

RTITB Reach Lift Truck: Conversion from Counterbalance

11/07/24 - 12/07/24
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11/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

12/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Heads of the Valleys Training

RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck: Experienced Operator

15/07/24 - 16/07/24
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15/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

16/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Heads of the Valleys Training

RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck: Novice Operator

29/07/24 - 02/08/24
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29/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

30/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

31/07/2024 08:00 - 15:30

01/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

02/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Heads of the Valleys Training

RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck: Experienced Operator

27/08/24 - 29/08/24
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27/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

28/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

29/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

Heads of the Valleys Training
Counterbalance Forklift Training

Duration: 1 to 5 Days

Cost: From £168 (Including VAT)

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