Forklift Training Course (CPCS A16)

Foundation: 3 Days - Experienced: 2 Days


Forklift Training Course – BAM Construction Training’s CPCS A16 Industrial/Counterbalance Forklift training course (3 day foundation) is designed to provide novice and intermediate operators with sufficient forklift training which will enable them to competently and safely carry out the role as a counterbalance forklift operator and pass the CPCS theory/practical assessments.

We also offer a 2 day experienced worker course for candidates who do not require practical training.

Eligibility: Candidates must have a valid health, safety and environment test for operatives (OPS) within the past 2 years (also referred to as the CSCS touch screen test). We can accommodate this at our centre for a fee of £50 (inc vat).

Forklift Training Course (CPCS A16) - Learning Outcomes

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

Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator.

Prepare for lifting duties. Explain actions required for hazards, underground & overhead services.

Name & explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls & terminology.

Lift and remove various loads up to the full working height. Place and remove loads from a vehicle with accuracy.

Conform with manufacturer requirements and relevant regulations/legislation. Undertake all pre-use checks.

Maintain safe working situations and tidy working areas.

Prepare for travel and manoeuvre in confined spaces with and without loads.

Carry out shut down and securing procedures. Explain the procedures for transportation.

Activity Instructions

Complete all manufacturer’ pre-start and running checks and prepare the forklift for travel.

Lift & place 3 loads onto truck bed (75mm tolerance) and remove upon completion.

With & without loads, pass through a chicane executing full right and left turns in a forward & reverse direction.

Stack 3 loads vertically, destack loads & place in a straight line (75mm tolerance).

Reverse with a load in a straight line (10m) and pass through a restriction (max clearance under 300mm).

Carry out undercutting by both lifting and placing a load. Carry out shutdown & securing procedures.

Lift & place load at high level then retrieve and place at given point (100mm tolerance).

Park the forklift and carry out shut-down and securing procedures

CPCS A16 Forklift 2017 Pass Rates


A16 Forklift Theory Test


A16 Forklift Practical Test

3 Day Course: £995+vat

Day 1: Theory Training. Day 2: Practical Training. Day 3: Theory and Practical Tests.

2 Day Course: £795+vat

Day 1: Theory Training. Day 3: Theory and Practical Tests.

CPCS A16 Counterbalance Forklift courses are run on demand. Please contact us to request dates and availability for this course.