Pivot Steer Conversion




This is a 1-day conversion course, that is catered for those who already have certification in operating a forklift but want to convert this into a Pivot Steer one. An example would be someone converting from a Counterbalance to a Pivot Steer forklift. The length of this course may vary depending on your current skills/experience level and which forklift you are currently qualified in operating and the forklift you’re converting too.

Once training has been completed, you will be required to complete three basic elements of testing that you need to successfully pass; a theory test, a pre-use inspection test and the practical skills test. All of these tests need to be passed for you to gain your operators’ card and certificate.

Course length could be shortened if the course is not booked at full capacity.

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Course Info

Driving forklift trucks requires specialised training and instruction from fully qualified trainers. This can help reduce the likelihood of accidents and improve the safety of both drivers and pedestrians. Professional forklift driver training can also reduce truck downtime, racking and product damage. To drive any forklift truck correctly it requires training in a classroom and a hands-on environment, thus ensuring things run as smoothly as possible once the candidates have passed successfully.


This course is available for you to complete at our Southampton depot.

We are also able to give you the opportunity to complete your training on your own sites, using your own equipment. The areas that we cover include; Portsmouth, Fareham, Chichester, Southampton, Eastleigh, Romsey, Reading, Newbury, Crawley, Basingstoke, Brighton and Worthing.

Facilities required on your site:

If you wish to complete your Pivot Steer training on one of your sites, using your equipment, there are some requirements that you need to reach. You need a training room suitable for the number of candidates, sufficient practical training space to carry out assessments and testing. Delegates will be required to wear PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.

Click the link to read our Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide to find out how you can complete training on one of your sites. Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide.


2 Start’s Forklift Truck Training Instructors are qualified to teach and examine on a staggering 22 industrial groups; encompassing all manner of machines from pedestrian pallet trucks, all the way through to telescopic masted rough terrain trucks.

Forklift training courses are all conducted under our accrediting body; ITSSAR (the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register). Being a part of ITSSAR ensures only the highest quality of training and testing, and helps us to ensure that you have everything you need before you go to work.


Courses vary in length depending on the requirements of the student and which course you decide to complete. If you choose to complete our Pivot Steer Conversion course, it will take you 1 day to complete your course.

On successful completion of the course, if not already registered, candidates will be registered onto the ITSSAR TOP scheme (Trainer Operator Passport) and issued with a photo identification card (showing the categories of entitlement) and A4 Certificate; both lasting up to 5 years.


1 Truck : 3 Candidates : 1 Instructor

This can be decreased if needed which can decrease the length of your course.

Elements covered:

  • Responsibilities under the health & safety at work act, 1974, PUWER & LOLER
  • L117 Approved code of practice
  • Operators Safety Code on a D1 Reach Forklift Truck
  • Battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Pre-use checks on a D1 Reach Forklift Truck
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive controls
  • Hydraulic controls on a D1 Reach Forklift Truck
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined area’s including entry & aisle safety procedures
  • Stacking at different levels
  • Destacking at different levels

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Why train with 2Start?

  • We are constantly investing in our fleet to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
  • Fully Qualified on the National Register of LGV Instructors.
  • We have hundreds of happy previous customers and currently have a 4.9 rating on Google.
  • It’s easy to say that we are the ‘Premier Driving School’, but the proof is in the facilities offered and the results obtained by our students.

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