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Industrial Counterbalance / Reach Forklift Training

by Autec

EITO Accreditation

EITO is Autec’s very own card scheme, started in 1996, with now over 20,000 cards in circulation. This has provided our clients with a cost effective ‘proof of training’ operator card that is accepted by the HSE.

NPORS Accreditation

NPORS provide Autec with the ability to train and test both at your workplace, (training with your own equipment )or at our purpose built training site in Peterborough.


Novice Operators

Those who have had very little or no previous experience of operating forklifts and have not received any formal training would normally require a 4 to 5 day foundation course.

Untrained Operators

This course is designed for the forklift operator who has had extensive practical experience, but has never been formally trained.

They will require a minimum of 3 days training, which consists of 2 days practical on the machine and 1 day theory in the classroom.


3 yearly refresher training can be carried out if you can show evidence of previous certification. This course is designed to give the previously trained and certificated operator a one day refresher course to bring their certification up to date.

Course content & objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand workplace safety and current legislation
  • Get the best out of your forklift truck
  • State the reasons for operator training, the responsibilities of operators to themselves and others including their legal duties
  • Carry out the daily or take-over checks, complying with legal duties before operating and state the parts of a lift truck requiring particular attention
  • Predict and avoid specific hazards and potential dangers
  • Identify all controls and state their functions
  • Understand rated capacity plates, load centres and explain de-rating
  • Understand lateral and longitudinal stability factors (causes and prevention), and the stability triangle
  • Safely start up and manoeuvre the truck in open and confined areas
  • Correctly pick up, transport, and put down loads of varying weights and sizes at different heights
  • Understand and carry out “undercutting” correctly
  • Load assessment
  • Understand safe operation and limitations of use
  • Understand the operators safety code
  • Correct parking and shut down procedures
  • Battery care and charging procedures

On successful completion of the course the operator will be issued with a certificate and an operator’s card renewable every 3 years by completing the 1 day refresher.

Certificates and Qualifications

What will I get?

Once you have successfully completed Autec’s Forklift training courses, you will be issued with an NPORS operator card, or an EITO card along with an Autec Training certificate of competency.

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