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This is typically completed over five days and includes theory and practical training in the following areas:

  • 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

After training 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.

If you select the option to add ITTSAR accreditation, you will be provided with an ITSSAR certificate and ID card.  Should you not wish to add this option you will be provided with a 2 Start Pass Certificate.

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

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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, West Sussex and Berkshire 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. Click the link to read our Facilities & Equipment Requirements Guide.

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.

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

This Reach Novice course is taught on a:

1 Truck : 3 Candidates : 1 Instructor.

Elements Covered

Our Reach Novice course covers:

  • 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

See what our students have to say!

Portsmouth

2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Industrial Estate, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 281 reviews
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Richard JonesRichard Jones
14:53 12 Apr 24
I would definitely recommend 2 Start Ltd for all CPC training requirements
Josh ChapmanJosh Chapman
11:54 12 Apr 24
Will was instructor, felt ready for test and passed.
Richard FitchettRichard Fitchett
18:04 11 Apr 24
I attended the car to C+E course. Had the best experience from knowing nothing to passing my test first time all thanks to Phil my instructor, the knowledge and skills he gave me during the two weeks was second to none. Thanks to the whole team at 2 Start as they were all happy to help through the whole process. Whenever I need to do another course they will be the first people I will contact. Five stars isn’t enough.
Brian ThornBrian Thorn
20:07 07 Apr 24
Great training, guidance and feedback from Phil and Will resulting in a first time pass.
Raul SebastianRaul Sebastian
12:49 05 Apr 24
Very nice experience with 2 Start LTD PortsmouthI recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about driving. Very friendly people and instructors. I had Phil as an instructor and I was very happy with his ability and experience he taught me very well how to drive an arctic CE category from small car. Thank you very much for all the support and believing in me! 10 stars not 5
Fantastic trainin lads especially Will.........thanks again for all your hard work
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Theale

2 Start Ltd (Theale), Site C The Quarry, Deans Copse Road, Theale, RG7 4GZ
Call: 01184 021 861

2 Start Ltd (Theale)
5.0
Based on 54 reviews
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Ian StearIan Stear
12:18 20 Apr 24
I passed with these guys yesterday (19th April), my tutor Alex was excellent, patient and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend using 2 Start Theale.
Benn OliverBenn Oliver
18:45 10 Nov 23
I completed my car to C+E Fast Track with Alex at Theale and passed first time! I'm in no doubt this was down to expert instruction by Alex who was fantastic throughout my two week course. A professional, knowledgeable instructor who calmly guided me through the process from scratch to test. I would highly recommend 2 Start to anyone wanting to learn how to drive cat C or C+E and no doubt anything else. They have great equipment, facilities and instructors and will be the first choice for me if I look to add any more categories to my license and for CPC training.
BordusBordus
15:07 19 Oct 23
Adam RobertsonAdam Robertson
13:45 08 Sep 23
Alex and Ryan trained me. Doing the car to C+E fast track course, came out with a pass! Cracking time and experience, appreciate all the hard work the team put in especially Alex and Ryan, couldn’t have asked for a better couple of lads to help me through. Thank you!
Tim AndrewsTim Andrews
15:05 10 Aug 23
I had a really good time with Roy C from 2Start learning how to drive a rough terrain forklift. I thought I had quite a lot of driving experience but learning to drive the rough terrain forklift was one of the most challenging thing I have done for a while. Ray C is a great teacher and simplified the complex process of lifting and moving objects with the forklift by breaking down the various tasks contained in the test into manageable sections so that it was easier to learn. I highly recommend 2start Training and Roy C as a great instructor.
Miro KralikMiro Kralik
13:44 26 Jul 23
I have passed today, thank you very much 2 Start ltd, especially to MR. INSTRUCTOR and Guru, my English brother Mark. Thank you very much, I really appreciate your professional attitude. With love Miroslav 🇸🇰🇬🇧👍🏻
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Southampton

2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 292 reviews
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Andrew BisgroveAndrew Bisgrove
12:04 15 Apr 24
Great teachers with good knowledge! I recommend them!
BedingfleckBedingfleck
13:45 12 Apr 24
Brilliant place to learn, really professional and fun to learn with.
Clinton HardingClinton Harding
13:26 12 Apr 24
Thoroughly impressed with the level of training and safety knowledge of our instructor Gary, good clear and concise instruction when undertaking practical assessments
Lewis GoreLewis Gore
10:31 12 Apr 24
All staff were amazing and knowledgeable, Marcus (instructor) was great while teaching makes you feel very comfortable
R3TROJACKR3TROJACK
12:26 11 Apr 24
Brilliant staff all round, exceptionally Dell and Dave who will get you to a good test standard. The depot is quite rural wich is great for building confidence before you start taking on more urban environments. Loved going in to train every day and had no regrets!!
Layton CutlerLayton Cutler
10:52 05 Apr 24
Had a great experience, there is a friendly but professional atmosphere where with the help of instructor Dave Monk who really eased my anxieties and stress which helped me pass first time. I would definitely recommend this company and the guys that work there
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Reading

2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 167 reviews
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George CrausGeorge Craus
14:30 17 Apr 24
A great experience and a special Thanks to my instructor Mark. He was very patient and gave me the guidance I needed to get a first time pass on my C1. Will certainly use them again if I dare to drive anything bigger in the future!!
Paul GrantPaul Grant
16:46 12 Apr 24
I took my CPC course all 5 days in one go, and I can honestly say it was an outstanding experience given by Clint.It was informative and had plenty of humour to break the day up.
Miguel BentoMiguel Bento
10:27 11 Apr 24
Great C1 driving course. My instructor Mark was fantastic, very knowledgeable and professional. Would recommend 👌🏻
Jordan MatthewsJordan Matthews
11:10 08 Apr 24
Passed my cat c with 2 start. Mark and Roy are fantastic very intuitive and a great representation of the company. Thank you!
Jeelle MoJeelle Mo
17:37 04 Apr 24
Great overall experience.Thanks to Mark Salisbury, an exceptional instructor.
Mr BeenMr Been
08:49 31 Mar 24
Some of the instructors are 5 star guys, however one of them is not fit for this job, brings his own issues to work and takes it out on his students.There's also another thing, they are 40min away from the test centre and test routes so your 3-4h driving session is almost half spent on driving to and from the routes.So, if you don't mind driving 40-50% of the time off the test route and having an instructor shout at you and put you down, then this provider could be ideal for you.
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Worthing

2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410

2 Start Training
5.0
Based on 225 reviews
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Daniel RobbinsDaniel Robbins
18:52 04 Apr 24
irish johnirish john
19:58 15 Mar 24
Passed my C+E today. I've held my C licence for 20 years and it that time I picked up some bad habits. I spent 3 days with Greg then the last 2 with Jon. Between them they fettled my skills. I started the test with a good feeling of confidence. Both instructors were true professional. They are 100% honest in there assessment then they work with you at your pace to address any issues you may have. I feel they have a true passion for their job. The facilities or clean and tidy as are the vehicles. Every aspect is professional. I would have no hesitation recommending 2 Start.
David BoniDavid Boni
13:20 28 Feb 24
I had a brilliant experience with 2Start Ltd (Worthing). Passed my Class 1 (C+E), and the entire process was smooth. My instructor, Paul, was fantastic – patient, professional, and really understood how to help me succeed. If you're looking for a great training provider, I highly recommend2Start.
Jordan GibsonJordan Gibson
14:33 23 Feb 24
Past my category c driving license with rob @ 2 start. I can’t recommend these guys enough. Rob was very calm and gave very clear instructions and advice to improve my driving. He gave grate feedback and positive encouragement. Was happy to answer any questions and concerns I had. Plus I passed my test 1st time with the one week of training. The site is clean and tidy and the lorry’s are kept very clean and tidy as well. Everyone staff member I met at the depot where polite, friendly & approachable. Unfortunately Rob wasn’t present for my test but the depot manager who took me to test was just as polite and friendly. And Rob even took the time to congratulate me after passing.
Great training center to get your C licence and CPC.Great staff and trainers who help you giving you the keys to pass at first attempt.Totally recommended
Tarik JonesTarik Jones
12:41 14 Feb 24
Yeah the Staff was helpful. My instructor Paul was brilliant!! Thanks
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