Ryan and Tom Dixon are Lantra providers and instructors for land based and environmental training.

Lantra Counterbalance Lift Trucks


Awarding body



Course Aims:

To provide thorough theory and practical training in operating the Counterbalance Lift Trucks, to enable you to pass the theory and practical assessments.


Training is available to both novices and experienced operators.

Duration of course:

Novice: 2-5 Days

Intermediate: 2 Days

Experienced: 1 Day refresher


Candidate numbers:


Bespoke numbers (talk to us for more details)


Who should attend?

Anyone who operates any Plant machinery.


On completion of course:

5 year LANTRA card and certificate


Minimum age:




We have a sight situated in the Ribble Valley ideally suited for carrying out this course.

Equipment is provided

Welfare facilities available

Indoor space for completing theory aspects of the course is available

Risk assessments are completed



Please provide-

Safety footwear appropriate to the weather and activities

Overalls and wet weather clothing

Safety helmet and safety gloves

High Visibility clothing



Theory assessment

Practical assessment



Available upon request

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Cancelation charges:

Over 4 weeks cancelation notice – full refund

2 – 4 weeks cancelation notice – 50% refund

Less than 14 days cancelation notice – No refund

What you will learn during the course

     Prepare the various lift trucks for driving or manoeuvring by:

          Having site safety awareness

          Identifying basic construction and components, and the purpose and use of all controls and gauges

          Identifying and complying with the manufacturer’s operator’s manual (MOM) and other information sources, such as rating plates and applicable regulations

          Carrying out all pre-use and running checks

          Configuring the lift truck for travel 

          Placing the lift truck in an out-of-service condition.

          Operate, move or manoeuvre the lift trucks:

          Both with and without a load

          In confined areas using forward and reverse direction, with and without a load.

          Select, transfer and position loads using a lift truck by:

          Setting up the lift truck in order to lift various loads

          Lifting various loads within the full working range of the lift truck

          Ensuring load integrity and security

          Transporting loads

          Placing and retrieving loads accurately at various places

          Placing and retrieving loads from a vehicle bed or trailer

          Keeping within safe working parameters

          Operating with bulk loads

          Explaining the loading and unloading procedure, on and off a transporter.

         Load and unload a container, vehicle, vessel or craft using a reach lift truck

          Place and retrieve loads from a vehicle bed or trailer

          Undertake post-operational checks on a lift truck.

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