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.

Reach Combined Package

£750.00£800.00

This course is split over six days, where training on the Reach Truck will take place over five days and then a one day conversion on to the Counterbalance will be completed.  Theory and practical training will be given on both trucks and include the following:

  • 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 & B1 Counterbalance
  • Battery maintenance and charging procedures
  • Pre-use checks on a D1 Reach Forklift Truck & B1 Counterbalance
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Motive controls
  • Hydraulic controls on a D1 Reach Forklift Truck/ B1 Counterbalance
  • Manoeuvring in open and confined area’s including entry & aisle safety procedures
  • Stacking at different levels
  • Destacking at different levels

After training on the Reach Truck has been completed, you will have three tests to complete; a theory test, a pre-use inspection test and the practical skills test.  Each of these needs to be passed to be successful in obtaining your operator card and certificate for the D1 Reach Truck.  Once this has been obtained, you will then be able to convert on to the B1 Counterbalance where you will complete training followed by the three tests (theory, pre-use and practical skills test).

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Additional Information

Forklift Truck Training

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 in a hands-on environment, thus ensuring things run as smoothly as possible once the candidates have passed successfully.

What is a Reach forklift?

A Reach forklift truck is an extremely agile forklift, which works well in tight spaces, they are usually found in warehouses. A major benefit of a reach forklift, is obviously the heights they can reach too. The main use of a reach truck is to load and offload products at big heights. However, unlike a counterbalance truck, a reach truck works best indoors. We can also offer a conversion course to counterbalance forklifts.

Locations

2 Start Training can offer you the choice of 5 forklift training centres, 2 centres in Reading, 1 in Portsmouth, 1 in Worthing and 1 in Southampton covering the Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex areas.

In addition to our training centres, we offer our customers the opportunity to have their staff trained on their own premises using their own machines. This can give the students the advantage of being trained on the machine that they are going to be operating on a daily basis.

Instructors 

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.

Facilities required on your site:

A training room suitable for the number of candidates, sufficient practical training space to carry out assessments and testing. Delegates will require PPE as per the company’s internal risk assessments.

Duration:

Courses vary in length depending on experience of the student and culminate in the completion of a practical test on the last day – all of which you’ll practice thoroughly for during the 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.

Novice Operator: Duration 5 Days: For operators who have never previously operated a forklift truck.

Experience Operator: Duration 3 Days: For operators who have experience on a forklift truck but have no certification or their certificate is over 5 years old.

Refresher & Test: Duration 1 Day: For operators who’s certificate is between 3 & 5 years old. Student must be able to produce previous certification on the first day of the course.

Ratio:

1 Truck : 3 Candidates : 1 Instructor

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
Course Reviews

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

Fantastic staff and instructors. Just completed my forklift counterbalance and reach course. A really enjoyable course. Would highly recommend 2 start to anyone interested in gaining their driver quals . Thanks guys

Portsmouth

Just passed my FLT. The staff are brilliant, welcoming and friendly. Really appreciated their attention to detail and determination to help me get my pass.

Portsmouth

Great Training, I completed my forklift training in Portsmouth. Would recommend!

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.