Large Counterbalance Lift Truck

The RTITB Large Counterbalance Lift Truck operator training course will give you the skills to operate Rider Operated Counterbalance Lift Trucks over 10,000kg up to 15,000kg (ABA category B2), Rider Operated Counterbalance Lift Trucks over 15,000kg (ABA category B3); and Rider Operated Counterbalance Container Handling Trucks (ABA category G2).

This course covers, but is not limited to, the following areas;

  • Lift truck controls and instruments
  • Starting/moving/stopping and steering the truck
  • Operation of hydraulic controls
  • On/off ramp driving
  • Truck and load stability
  • Basic steering
  • Accurate steering
  • Confined area steering
  • Ground-level pick up, transport and deposit
  • Vertical face and undercutting
  • Negotiating inclines


Course Durations (for 3 people) ABA codes B2, B3 & G2:

  • Novice candidate: 32.5 hours
  • Experienced (but untrained) candidate: 19.5 hours
  • Refresher (recommended every 3 years) candidate: 6.5 hours
  • Conversion candidate:13 hours

To start your training journey, enter your postcode below and find your nearest RTITB centre, or if you are outside of the UK tick the box to see a list of our international training providers. You can then contact the RTITB centre of your choice directly through our website to book your forklift training.