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Counterbalance Novice Training Courses

Our novice counterbalance courses are perfect for beginners who wish to learn the basics of forklift operation.


The novice counterbalance courses can be conducted at our training centre or on-site at customer premises.


We teach all of the basic skills that form the foundation for safe forklift operation and future conversion training.


Click here to find out how a funding opportunity could help pay for your counterbalance training.


The courses are typically 5 day courses conducted with a maximum of 3 trainees, however courses can be conducted over a shorter duration with fewer trainees:



Our courses are accredited by RTITB, recognised nationally for Counterbalance Forklift Training.


The Counterbalance truck we use for training is a Hyster E2.50XM which is in the most common lift truck size category (B1) . It is has a 2500kg capacity, which makes it suitable for lorry loading training situations and with our pallet racking and realistically sized UK spec pallets we can accurately replicate typical warehousing conditions as well.

Course Content

We set out to teach as much as possible on our novice courses, utilising our resources to their full potential to bring you up to the standard expected by RTITB and the warehousing industry.


Our novice courses teach:



At the end of  the course each candidate receives an RTITB operators certificate of training and a photographic operators card.

I was sent on the course by my work and since I wasn't a driver and had never been in a forklift before it was a daunting experience. From the first time I sat in the forklift I was made to feel so relaxed and the training was very good and the instructors are very patient and understanding. It was an enjoyable experience and felt so comfortable with the instructors and as a result passed my Counterbalance test

I attended the basic Forklift course at ALBA Training and was delighted with everything from start to finish. They have a relaxed way of teaching while still installing the importance of safety and the proper way to handle the forklift. I would recommend them to everyone and I have already suggested that a colleague attends the same course.