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Conversion Training: Counterbalance – Reach - Counterbalance

Course Introduction

This course is designed for certificated operators who may be required to operate more than one type of truck. Further basic training relating to that particular type of truck conversion training is essential, including the understanding of the engineering principles and safe operational practice of the new type of lift truck they will be required to operate. The operators must be certificated on a lift truck before attending conversion training for other types of lift truck.

Course Aims

To ensure participants still have the skills and knowledge required to operate lift trucks safely and efficiently, and to take both theoretical and practical tests. The practical test will be either the JIC recommended test, the NPORS test, or an appropriate test devised to incorporate the operational use of the lift truck within the trainee’s working environment. The practical test will be decided upon prior to the commencement of the course, depending on a site survey or information provided by the company requesting training.

Please Note

When trainees are required to operate both types of lift truck, it is advisable that they attend the basic training on the reach truck, then attend conversion training on the counterbalance truck.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to the Fork Truck, Controls, and Instruments
  • Starting, Moving, Steering, and Stopping the Fork Truck
  • Steering
  • Hydraulic System
  • Pre-Shift Inspection
  • Battery Care and Refuelling Procedures
  • Weight Assessment
  • Handling Unladed and Laden Pallets
  • Driving On and Off Ramps
  • Vehicle Loading and Unloading
  • Fork Truck Stability
  • Operator Safety Code
  • Testing
  • Course Closure

Course Duration

  • 2-Day Course for 3 Operators

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