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RTITB - B1-Rider Counterbalance Forklift Truck including 5 tonne course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the B1-Rider Counterbalance Forklift Truck including 5 tonne course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
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What is the RTITB - B1-Rider Counterbalance Forklift Truck including 5 tonne course?

Category: Forklift
Level: Beginner

The RTITB Forklift Training Course Counterbalance Conversion Operator course is designed for those with an existing qualification in one category, but requires either a different type of machine or a different licence within the same machine type e.g. B1 Counterbalance licence (up to 5 tonnes) being converted to include the B2 Counterbalance licence (5-15 tonnes). Our open courses provide training on a counterbalance forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity.

Who is the RTITB - B1-Rider Counterbalance Forklift Truck including 5 tonne course designed for?

This course is for operators with little or no previous experience using a counterbalance forklift truck - the RTITB course complies with the standards set in accordance with the HSE Code of Practice L117. This course enables successful operators to use any counterbalance forklift up to a 5000 kg lifting capacity (with authorisation) anywhere in the UK.

What subjects does the RTITB - B1-Rider Counterbalance Forklift Truck including 5 tonne course cover?
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • PUWER 98 (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 98)
  • LOLER 98 (Lifting Operations and Lift Equipment Regulations 98)
  • L117 - Rider-operated lift trucks (ACOP & Guidance)
  • Care of Batteries/Diesel/LPG trucks
  • Lifting Principals
  • Stability factors
  • Principals of counterbalance fork lift trucks
  • Steering operations - forward & reverse
  • Steering operations in confined areas
  • Pallet handling; picking up, setting down, transporting
  • Stacking and de-stacking loads at different heights (Various methods)
  • Vehicle loading & un-loading procedures
  • Daily maintenance checks
  • Satisfactory completion of Practical and Theory based assessment
How is the RTITB - B1-Rider Counterbalance Forklift Truck including 5 tonne course assessed?
  • Written assessment
  • Practical training and assessment.
RTITB - B1-Rider Counterbalance Forklift Truck including 5 tonne course dates and locations