The most common and widely used material handling machine and the workhorse of industry, capable of lifting small palletized loads in the workplace of less than 1 tonne, ranging to higher capacity 70 tonne container moving machines.

Counterbalance trucks can be three or four wheeled vehicles, powered by battery, LPG or diesel. As with all mechanical handling aids,Counterbalance operators must be trained, tested and carry a current certificate of competence.



Novice – Operator with no or very little experience. 3 – 5 day duration depending on number of trainees.
Refresher – Certificated Operator in need of refreshing skills and knowledge – 1 day course.
Conversion – Certificated Operator wishing to convert to another type of lift truck – 1 to 2 days duration.
Experienced – Self taught operator with no official training or certification – 2 to 3 days.
Operator Assessment – A ½ day course to assess the ability of a companies’ FLT operators.



Novice 3 day  £450.00 + VAT 

Novice 5 day  £350.00 + VAT per person

Refresher and Conversion £90.00 + VAT per person per day.