Counterbalance and Reach Forklift Training Course

Counterbalance and Reach Forklift Training Course

Forklift Training Warehouse FST Birmingham

Course Overview:

In-Centre Cost: £648 (No VAT)

Off-Site Cost: £578 (No VAT)

Course Duration: 6 days

Delivery: Practical

This 6-day Counterbalance and Reach Forklift Training Course tailored for beginners in MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT. With RTITB accreditation, this programme hones essential skills for secure operation of counterbalance and reach forklift trucks, covering inspections, load handling, and precise Manoeuvres. Successful completion grants authorisation for operating up to 5000kg forklifts in accordance with HSE Code of Practice L117, guaranteeing workplace safety and compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. 

  • Introduction and Basics: Familiarisation with counterbalance and reach forklift types, their roles, and applications.

  • Safety and Compliance: Understanding safety regulations and compliance standards in forklift operations.

  • Equipment Orientation: Getting to know the essential components and operational features of forklifts.

  • Operational Techniques: Learning fundamental Manoeuvres, positioning, and load handling techniques.

  • Safety Procedures: Emphasising safety protocols, risk management, and emergency procedures.

  • Specialised Handling: Exploring handling techniques for unique environments and confined spaces.

  • Hands-On Forklift Training: Engaging in practical training sessions to apply learned concepts in real-world scenarios.

  • Assessment and Skill Demonstration: Showcasing acquired skills through assessments and practical demonstrations.

  • Completion and Certification: Recognising successful course completion with a certification of achievement.

Upon successful completion of the Forklift Training Course, participants will receive:

  • Enhanced Licence: Expand your employability by adding both forklift types to your licence.

  • Dual Expertise: Master counterbalance and reach forklifts, becoming a sought-after operator.

  • Certification: Validate your proficiency with a certification in both forklift types.

  • Career Growth: Qualify for roles demanding expertise in both types, paving the way for advancement.

We have invested in RTITB Accreditation

We partner with RTITB, the leading UK accrediting body for forklift and plant operator training, to deliver standardised, high-quality training in warehousing and logistics, promoting safety, compliance, and efficiency while ensuring thorough training records for our customers.


Forward Step Training Centre 77 -87 New Town Row, Birmingham, B6 4HG

Getting Here
Our training centre is conveniently located in the heart of Birmingham and is easily accessible whether you’re using public transport or driving.


On-Site Training
At Forward Step Training Centre, we are committed to providing high-quality training in our well-equipped facilities. Our location offers easy access for both public transportation users and those arriving by car, ensuring a hassle-free commute to your learning experience.


For detailed directions and any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff at or 0121 270 9935

Accredited Forklift Training at Your Convenience

At Forward Step Training Centre, we are proud to be accredited to deliver our courses not only at our main location but also in suitable employer premises throughout the region. This means we can bring our high-quality training directly to your workplace, making it even more convenient for you and your team.

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