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.

Counterbalance Conversion

£276.00£326.00

This course is ideal for those who already hold a forklift certificate/licence and wish to convert to another machine type. For example, converting from a counterbalance to a reach forklift truck. The length of this course will vary depending on which forklift truck you are already qualified in operating and the one 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, pre-use inspection and a practical skills test. All of these tests need to be passed for you to obtain your certificate and operator card. Furthermore, if you wish to be ITSSAR registered this can be added onto your course and you will receive a certificate and ID card.

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

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Additional Information

Course Info

What is a Counterbalance forklift?

A Counterbalance forklift truck is a straightforward forklift that allows you to manoeuvre up to the exact position of the load you are trying to move. This is because of the forks that extend from the front of the forklift. One advantage of a counterbalance forklift is that they can be used both indoors and outdoors.

It is important not to overload a counterbalance forklift because if the load is heavier than the weight at the back then the forklift can tip over.

Locations

This course is available to complete at all 4 of our depots, which includes training centres in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing.

As well as being available to train at one of our sites, Training is also available to be completed on one of your own sites, using your equipment. The areas we cover include; Portsmouth, Fareham, Chichester, Southampton, Eastleigh, Romsey, Reading, Crawley, Newbury, Worthing and Brighton. This allows students to train on the machines they will be operating daily.

Facilities Required on your site

In order for training to completed on one of your sites, there are a few requirements that you need to meet. You will need to have; a training room that is suitable for the number of candidates participating and a sufficient amount of practical training space to complete assessments and testing. Delegates will need to wear PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.

Click the link to read our Facilities and Equipment Requirements Guide for more information on completing training on your site.

Instructors

If you complete one of our forklift courses, you will be taught by highly trained and experienced instructors, who will give you all the knowledge and skills that you need to safely operate a Counterbalance truck and pass your test.

All forklift courses are conducted under our accrediting body; ITSSAR (the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register). Being a part of ITSSAR guarantees only the highest standard of training and testing possible.

Duration

The duration of your course will vary depending on which one you decide to complete, if you choose to complete our Counterbalance Conversion course, the length of your course will vary depending on which forklift truck you already qualified in and which forklift you are converting too.

Ratio

1 Truck : 3 Candidates : 1 Instructor

This can be lowered to suit any requirements which in return can decrease the duration of your course.

Elements Covered

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

Completed my counterbalance forklift course with 2 Start training and I have to say their instructor (Clint) was first rate and I would recommend them to anyone looking for this kind of training.

Reading

I did my counterbalance yesterday with Joe, well what can I say? What a fantastic job/course he offered. Very positive attitude and a good atmosphere. Fantastic experience and will certainly be highly recommending this depot. Thanks.

Southampton

A great school with friendly and experience staff. Good range of vehicles for HGV and FLT training. Nice room for classroom based training.

Southampton

A great school with friendly and experience staff. Good range of vehicles for HGV and FLT training. Nice room for classroom based training.

Portsmouth

I can’t thank 2 Start enough. The counterbalance course was quick and easy to find via the website and the training provided at the Portsmouth branch was spot on. The team are very friendly and helpful throughout

Portsmouth

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.