A counterbalance forklift truck is the most common type of truck around and represents the image most people instinctively think of when imagining a forklift. The forks stick out from the front of the vehicle and there are no protruding arms or legs; meaning the truck can be maneuvered right up close to the racking or location of the load. Therefore, no reach facility is necessary and the truck operates in a relatively straightforward fashion.
This type of forklift truck can be powered with gas, electric or diesel. Many models also feature a mast tilt facility, side shifts and driver’s cab. The name of this truck derives from its design as a large counterweight is placed at the back of the truck to off-set the load being lifted towards the front. Electric powered counterbalance trucks are able to operate with a smaller counterweight as the battery is quite weighty too.
Counterbalance Training Criteria
- Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98
- Operators safety code
- Charging or re-fuelling procedures
- Pre-use checks + test
- Factors affecting stability
- Motive and hydraulic controls of counterbalance
- Manoeuvring the counterbalance in open and confined areas
- Use of truck for unloading and loading lorries
- ABA Accredited Theory Test
- ABA Accredited Practical Exam
- Individual performance report of candidates for employers.
All lift truck training is carried out to ITSSAR approved International standards, as recommended by H.S.E. ACOP Approved code of Practice. (L117).
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