CPCS - Industrial Counterbalanced Lift Truck

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating an Industrial Counterbalanced Lift Truck, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.


Course Content

  • Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology

  • Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use plant checks

  • Explain need and function of appropriate documentation

  • Configure and ready for travel

  • Travel to and manoeuvre in confined spaces (with and without loads)

  • Configure and set for lifting and transferring duties

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Lift and remove various loads using the 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


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 4-5 days.



To obtain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card all candidates must pass the Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Technical Theory Test and Technical Practical Test. 

CPCS - Theory Test Questions