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Skills to Compete RTITB Counterbalance Forklift Truck Operator-(Evenings)

The aim of the course is to provide the participants with the skills, knowledge and competencies to operate a Counterbalance Forklift Truck, safely and efficiently in accordance with the Manufacturers Guidelines and the Code of Practice for Forklift Truck Operators, as laid down in the 2005 Health Safety and Welfare at Work Act.

It will afford participants the opportunity to secure employment in industry as a Forklift Truck Operator.

Target Award

RTITB Forklift Counterbalance Certificate – RTITB1

Start Date: 26-08-2024 Hours/week: 06 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 3 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements

Age Requirements
Candidate must be over 18 years of age.

Learning Aptitude
Good Hand/Eye Co-ordination
Good spatial aptitude

Previous Experience
Some forklift experience preferred

Module Award Body
Induction (Evenings)
Rtitb Counterbalance Forklift Truck Operator Forklift Counterbalance Certificate (RTITB1) RTITB
1. State the relevant law regarding their place of work, ie the 2005 Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act and the approved Health Safety Authority Code of Practice for Forklift Truck Operation.

2. Identify the hazards associated with the use of Forklift Trucks and explain the need for safe work practices.

3. Assess and calculate the ability of the truck to lift items with various centre distances.

4. Perform a daily routine ‘start up’ maintenance check and complete the necessary Forklift Truck Drivers Inspection Report.

5. Demonstrate competence in stacking and destacking loads in a variety of contexts and manoeuvring the Counterbalance Forklift Truck forward and in reverse in a narrowly confined area. Demonstrate ability to make visual checks to ascertain the safety, soundness and rating of structures designed to receive loads, and place and remove loads on and from those structures at various heights


Waterford Training Centre


Waterford Industrial Park , Cork Road , Waterford , X91PX02

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Catherine Prendergast