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Counterbalance Forklift Trucks
An RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board) Accredited course providing candidates theory and practical experience to take to the work place. Following successful completion of the course candidates will be registered with The National Operator Registration Scheme (NORS) which employers with check to ensure you have an appropriate qualification for the job role.
Funding for Businesses - Skills Development Scotland
Novice -Duration varies from 3 - 5 days Cost £450 - Includes VAT, NORS upload fees & ID Card & Certificate. Course for candidates with no previous experience.
Experienced (without certification) - Duration varies from 2-3 days Cost £300 - Includes VAT,NORS upload fees & ID Card & Certificate. Course for candidates with previous experience although have never gained an official certificate.
Refresher – Duration varies from 0.5-1 day Cost £200 - Includes VAT,NORS upload fees, ID Card & Certificate. Course for candidates with existing certificate and wish to renew their license.
Conversion – Duration varies from 0.75-1.25 days Cost £200 - Includes VAT, NORS upload fees,ID Card & Certificate. Course for candidates with existing Counterbalance or Reach license and wish to
Funding for businesses - Flexible Training Opportunities offer funding for small businesses to increase employee's skills with the help from Skills Development Scotland. For more information to see if your are eligible please click here : https://www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/funding-for-skills/flexible-training-opportunities/
Quick Question: Have you ever thought about converting (up-skilling) your current licence to another Lift Truck Type? This would enhance your skill set making you more attractive and valuable employee!
Questions we are often asked...
How often should my staff have Refresher Training? Legally, there is no set frequency on Refresher Training. It is recommended that Refresher Training should be between 3-5 years or as it is specified on your Risk Assessment or Insurer's requirements.
Will my Counterbalance Licence cover me driving a Reach Truck? Unfortunately not as your counterbalance & Reach Trucks are classed as two different types of machine and they don't have the same operating procedures.
How can I get my Reach Truck Licence? If you have a Counterbalance Licence then you can convert this to a Reach Licence (see Conversion course above) which means you could operate either truck type. The training time and cost is reduced if you convert your licence within 30 days of successfully achieving your initial licence. This also works from Reach to Counterbalance Licences.
What is NORS? This is the industry National Operators Registration Scheme which any employer can access to ensure you have the correct licence according to their requirements and it also give assurance that you have received the appropriate Accredited Training.