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Counterbalance Training Courses

We provide Counterbalance Forklift Driver Training at our Training Centre in Cumbernauld, Glasgow and on-site across Scotland.


If you are considering learning to drive a forklift for the first time then the counterbalance is the best place to start. It is the most common type of forklift truck in the UK with the most popular size category in the 2.5t to 3.5t range.

The counterbalance truck operates on a very simple principle: a counterweight positioned over the back wheels counterbalances the load that is lifted on the forks. This basic principle forms the foundation for the basic principle in which other lift trucks operate.


All of our counterbalance forklift courses are approved by ILA for funding purposes. Click here to find out how ILA Scotland could help pay for your counterbalance training.


We can offer 4 different Counterbalance Courses:



Our courses are accredited by RTITB and ITSSAR, 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.