Why Angus Lift Trucks?
Here at Angus Lift Trucks, we pride ourselves on being an Accredited Forklift Truck Association Member. We offer counterbalance driver courses that are RTITB-accredited, in UK areas like Leicester, Northampton, Birmingham, Nottingham, Warwick, Derby, West Midlands, East Midlands. Our variety of classes and refresher courses cover all models and makes of forklifts, including counterbalance.
Our fully accredited counterbalance forklift training is offered either at our facility on-site or in your work environment, all over the UK in areas like Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Birmingham, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, to name just a few. All of our instructors are accredited and certified with experience working with new and seasoned drivers.
Our Counterbalance Forklift Training Courses
The counterbalance is named aptly due to the counterweight in the rear of the forklift. It compensates for the heavy load lifted by the front of the vehicle. Counterbalance forklift training is popular, as these machines are versatile and often used both outdoors and indoors. They require more space than other forklifts due to their wide turning circle.
This forklift either uses three or four wheels and is powered by gas, electric, or diesel. They are quite powerful and can lift heavy loads up to 5000 kg.
There are a few considerations when training on and operating a counterbalance forklift for your projects in UK areas like Leicester, Northampton, Birmingham, Nottingham, Warwick, Derby, West Midlands, East Midlands. It is not as easy to manoeuver, especially when moving heavier loads, because it requires a wider turn radius.
Proper training is crucial before operating the counterbalance forklift to move heavy loads.
Our rate for training at your site is £275.00 + VAT per day for each training course, and daily mileage will be charged at 58p + VAT per mile.
3 to 5 Days
Off-Site Counterbalance Forklift Training Courses
We offer full RTITB-accredited off-site counterbalance forklift driver training courses in UK areas like Leicester, Northampton, Birmingham, Nottingham, Warwick, Derby, West Midlands, East Midlands.
Our training centre is located centrally in the Midlands, but we can come to you anywhere in the UK to train at your worksite at competitive prices.
Using your counterbalance forklift equipment allows you to train and become comfortable operating counterbalance trucks in your work environment.
Our Forklift Training Services across UK
Our accredited drivers provide on- and off-site forklift training, for all makes and models of equipment such as Forklifts, Cherry-Pickers, Scissor Lifts, and more for aspiring and practicing drivers.
Pedestrian Pallet Truck
Vehicle Mounted Lift Truck
We are certified for counterbalance driver training courses by RTITB, the accrediting body for forklifts and other material handling machinery in the United Kingdom.
RTITB has 40+ years of experience with establishing specific training standards, monitoring instructors and courses, and accreditation. The legal training requirements set by the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974 support RTITB standards. This act makes it a legal requirement to provide adequate instruction and training to all employees.
The RTITB accreditation also follows the Approved Code of Practice for Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training (ACOP L117), which every driver is required to comply with.
All of our RTITB-registered instructors work at the high standards set by the accreditation body, hence you can rest assured that you receive the most up to fate counterbalance forklift training. We are monitored annually to ensure we continue to comply with standard requirements
Our In-House Certification
This is a 3-year certification that is specific to your worksite and permits the operation of a certified MHE.
National Operators Registration Scheme (NORS):
A NORS-registered certification lasting 3 years. Ideal for operating MHE at numerous premises.
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Areas We Serve
Angus Lift Trucks has over 35 Years of experience in forklift sales, hire, service & training across Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and East Midlands.
Leicester, Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley, Market Bosworth, Melton Mowbray, Oadby & Wigston
Nottingham, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Rushcliffe, Newark, to name just a few.
Warwick, Atherstone, Bedworth, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon, etc.
Digbeth, Erdington, Edgbaston, Harborne, Moseley, Solihull, and many more.
Brackley, Corby, Daventry, Desborough, Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Towcester, Wellingborough, and many more.
Derby, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent, Buxton, Chesterfield, Draycott, to name just a few.
Here are some of the most often asked questions we receive on counterbalanced forklifts training courses in the UK (and answers)
How long is a counterbalance forklift course?
The counterbalanced forklift truck courses last between one and five days, depending on the program you need to complete.
What do you do on a counterbalance forklifts course?
As the name suggests, a counterbalanced forklift truck is built with a counterbalanced weight at the rear. This design ensures the vehicle doesn’t tilt when a heavy load is transported on the front fork.
Counterbalanced forklift truck courses are designed to help you become a safe lift truck operator by teaching you how to operate sit-down, vertical mast forklifts. Thousands of injuries occur each year due to lift truck usage, signifying the importance of obtaining certification.
Do you need to have a licence for counterbalance forklifts?
You need a counterbalance forklift training license to operate a counterbalance forklift legally. So, before you start applying for jobs, it can be beneficial to research forklift companies that offer training and licensing tests, to ensure that you will be working for a company that will provide counterbalance license training for you. Or you could take a course with Angus Lift Trucks, in the Midlands area.
How long does a counterbalance forklift license last?
A counterbalance forklift training license lasts for three years. After that, you will be required to take a refresher course to keep your license current.
Counterbalance Forklift Training Courses Near Me
The best “Counterbalance Forklift Training Courses Near M”e in the United Kingdom is offered by Angus Lift Trucks. We have over 35 Years of experience in forklift sales, service, and training across Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and East Midlands.