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Counterbalance Forklift Training Course

Course aims

The NPORS N001 course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating a Counterbalance Forklift in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS Theory and Practical Tests.

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Course content

Through a combination of targeted training and experience, an individual with the industrial forklift will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.
  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology.
  • Confirm with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Undertake all pre – use checks.
  • Configure and ready for travel.
  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, steep inclines and level surfaces (with and without loads).
  • Maneuver in confined spaces (with and without loads).
  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties.
  • Explain action required for hazards, underground and overhead services.
  • Lift and remove various loads up to full working height of the forklift.
  • Transfer and place loads accurately at given locations.
  • Place and remove loads from a vehicle.
  • Maintain safe working situations.
  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas.
  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures.
  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting.

To achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory and Practical Test.