The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and understanding of the role of a forklift truck operator. Following successful completion of the course, the delegate will be able to carry out routine maintenance and be able to lift and transfer loads in a safe and controlled manner.

Counter Balance Forklift Truck Operator B2 Download the PDF here

Although a basic course, the content is quite substantial and covers the following areas: 

  • Current Legislation
  • Load Centres
  • Controlling Load Movement
  • Safe Loading
  • Safe Unloading
  • Stability
  • Stacking Loads
  • Pre-use Inspection

Each course delegate will be expected to complete a written and practical examination which will include loading/unloading a trailer, stacking loads and negotiating an obstacle course. If successful, a certificate will be issued. This will help the Employer to address certain legal requirements by being able to demonstrate employee competency. A detailed course handout is also provided for future reference.


The standard course is intended to last for 5 days but for an experienced Forklift Truck Operator who holds a valid or recently expired certificate, a 3 day refresher can be attended. Bespoke courses can also be discussed upon application.


The course is generally held at our Head Office at Harworth, however we are also able to utilise other Certex locations, or hold courses at Client premises if adequate facilities are available.


Certex UK offers a range of standard training courses as detailed on our web site and bespoke training courses can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Many of our standard courses are LEEA certified. 

For further information or to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact our Training Team on +44 (0) 1302 756777.



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