Level 2 Award in Fork Lift Truck (Counter Balance) Operations

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Observation Paper AND formal questioning – written or verbal
Delivery Method:
Practical observation and assessment

Becoming proficient in operating this popular piece of machinery is an essential and valued skill for work in the warehousing and distribution sectors.

Overview in brief

The Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Fork Lift Truck (Counter Balance) Operations is a Competency Based Qualification (CBQ) based on the Skills for Logistics National Occupational Standards (NOS), which exist to ensure that personnel working within industry meet the required minimum standards.

The qualification will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for operating counter balance type fork lift trucks.

The finer details

This qualification has been designed to enable you to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to safely operate a counter balance fork lift truck. This qualification will enhance your ability  to work safely, effectively and efficiently in the workplace, reducing unnecessary risk to yourself and others.

This qualification aims to assess your knowledge and understanding relating to:

  • Preparing the fork lift truck for driving or manoeuvring
  • Operating, moving or manoeuvring the fork lift truck
  • Selecting, transfering and positioning loads using a fork lift truck
  • Undertaking post operational checks for fork lift trucks
  • Loading the container, vehicle, vessel or craft using a fork lift truck
  • Unloading the container, vehicle, vessel or craft using a fork lift truck.

The assessment will consist of practical observation of assessment activities and verbal questioning.

Further information on unit content can be found in the qualification specification.

This qualification is available for individuals aged 16 and above, except in ports where you must be at least 18 years old.

Who should attend?

This qualification is for you if you are currently working - or are looking for work - and wish to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in fork lift truck operations.

What will be covered?

At the end of this qualification, your knowledge, understanding and skills will have been assessed in the following areas:

  • Preparing the fork lift truck for driving or manoeuvring
  • Operating, moving or manoeuvring the fork lift truck
  • Selecting, transfering and positioning loads using a fork lift truck
  • Undertaking post operational checks for fork lift trucks
  • Loading the container, vehicle, vessel or craft using a fork lift truck
  • Unloading the container, vehicle, vessel or craft using a fork lift truck.

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