Counterbalance Novice

£475£525

£475£525

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This course is typically completed over five days and includes both theory and practical training. This course is ideal for those candidates who have never operated a Counterbalance forklift before, no previous experience and no driving licence is required to complete this course!

During your training course, you will be required to complete three basic elements of testing; a theory, pre-use inspection and practical skills test. If you are successful in completing all of these tests, you will be issued a 2 Start Training pass certificate. You can add ITSSAR accreditation to your qualification and receive a certificate and ID card for an extra cost.

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

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Course Info

Locations

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

As well as being available to train at one of our sites, we also give you the opportunity to complete training on one of your own sites, using your equipment. The areas we cover include; Portsmouth, Chichester, Fareham, Southampton, Romsey, Eastleigh, Reading, Crawley, Newbury, Basingstoke, Worthing and Brighton. This enables the students to be training on the machines that they will be working with on a daily basis.

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 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. Also, 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 for more information on completing training on your site. Facilities & Equipment Requirements Guide

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 Novice course, it will take 5 days to complete your training.

Course length could be adjusted depending on how many other students are on the same course, see below for timescales.

3 Days if 1:1 with our instructor.

4 Days if 2:1 with our instructor.

5 Days if 3:1 with our instructor.

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

Read our Reviews

Excellent overall experience, totally professional trainers & service, recommended.

Portsmouth

Great instructors, Great service, Great atmosphere ! Highly recommended !

Southampton

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

Reading

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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Applicant must be 18 years or over on application date
Permanent UK resident for the last 3 years and either;
In regular permanent employment, working at least 16 hours per week OR
Self-Employed (proof must be shown confirming this) OR
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Receiving invalidity disability or mobility allowance OR
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