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.
This course is available at all of our training depots which includes centres in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing.
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.
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.
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.
Course length could be adjusted depending on how many other students are on the same course, see below for timescales.
2 Days if 1:1 or 2:1 with our instructor.
3 Days of 3:1 with our instructor.
1 Truck : 3 Candidates : 1 Instructor
- Responsibilities under the health & safety at work act, 1974, PUWER & LOLER
- L117 Approved code of practice
- Operators Safety Code on a B1 Counterbalance Forklift Truck
- Battery maintenance and charging procedures
- Pre-use checks on a B1 Counterbalance Forklift Truck
- Factors affecting stability
- Motive controls
- Hydraulic controls on a B1 Counterbalance Forklift Truck
- Manoeuvring in open and confined area’s including entry & aisle safety procedures
- Stacking at different levels
- Destacking at different levels