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 forklift 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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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.
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 & Equipment Requirements Guide for more information on completing training on your site.
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.
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.
1 Truck : 3 Candidates : 1 Instructor
This can be lowered to suit any requirements which in return can decrease the duration of your course.
Our Counterbalance Conversion course covers the following:
- 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
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2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Industrial Estate, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555
2 Start Ltd (Theale), Site C The Quarry, Deans Copse Road, Theale, RG7 4GZ
Call: 01184 021 861
2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975
2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861
2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410
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