The Forklift training courses we provide are as follows:
Powered Pallet Trucks
A powered pallet truck, also known as an electric pallet mover are usually used in a warehouse for low levelling lifting of pallets. Powered pallet trucks commonly move pallets around the factory and can also load and offload pallets from a range of different vehicles.
Counterbalance Forklift Truck
The counterbalance forklift truck has two forks at the front and is used by manoeuvring close to a load to pick it up and then move it. It’s a standard forklift truck and is suitable for use both inside and out. Overloading the forklift can result in the vehicle tipping over. For this reason, it is vital that the user completes the appropriate training.
Why train with 2 start?
- We are constantly investing in our machines to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
- 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 Forklift Truck
Reach forklift trucks are used in narrow aisles of warehouses and factories. With two forks that distribute the load, these are very agile machines which are good for working at height. The wheels have a tight turn radius and are predominantly used to offload products at larger heights.
Bendi Forklift Trucks
A bendi forklift truck can also be known as a flexi or Bendi truck. These machines are often used in tight spaces and are steered via the front swivel articulation. Bendi forklift trucks are easy to learn how to confidently operate and manoeuvre.
A Moffett truck is a great machine for increasing productivity as it provides fast turnaround of work. Its light enough to be carried on a truck, eliminating the need for a seperate forklift delivery. As well as being economical, the Moffett truck is capable of performing a number of tasks a standard forklift can’t.
How long will my course take?
Our forklift courses range from novice to experienced operator and we also offer one-day refresher courses for those who need it. A novice course lasts 5 days and an experienced operator takes 3 days. Once you’ve finished the course you’ll receive your operators card and certificate upon achievement of your chosen course. You must be at least 18 to drive any kind of forklift.
Forklift training doesn’t require a driving licence as it’s simply a certification. Once you complete it successfully, you’ll receive your operating card and certificate. If you were travelling on a public highway, this is the only occasion you’d need a license.
What is TOPS
TOPS stands for The Trained Operator Passport Scheme. Created by ITSSAR, it’s a database to show all of the training you’ve successfully completed. This scheme proves that a person has valid training and so can reduce accidents.
I have never used a forklift before, what is the best course for me?
For those who don’t have any experience on a forklift, we suggest the 5-day novice course. This could be reduced to 3 days if the training is 1:1. If you want to complete the day refresher course, you’ll need a certificate to prove you’ve had prior training. If you’ve lost it, you must do a 3-day experienced operators’ course. If your certificate has run out, you need to complete a 1-day refresher course.
Testing is broken down into 3 parts.
- Pre-shift check test
- Theory test comprising of 20 multiple choice question and 5 short explanation questions.
- Practical operational test. Driving through a chicane and 3 lifts at differing heights.
Our team are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals. Every 2 Start instructor is fully qualified to educate and examine on a staggering 22 industrial groups. From pedestrian pallet trucks to telescopic masted rough terrain trucks, we can help you. If you need some extra tuition or English isn’t your first language, please don’t be put off completing one of our courses. They are designed to be accessible for everyone and our instructors are fully trained to assist students who need a bit of extra tuition and theory tests can be read to students if needed. Speak to our team today about how we can help you. 2 Start Training Ltd is accredited by ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register). They are one of the most recognised accreditations for forklift training.
Book your forklift training course today
Portsmouth 2 Start is our head office, operating out of Hilsea. Our training centre is capable of running all our courses comprehensively. At Portsmouth 2 Start, we are the hub of all our activities and it’s the first home of our staff. We are a DVSA approved testing facility with plenty of space to learn the practical aspects.
We provide a variety of driver training in Portsmouth including ambulance and LGV. We also offer financial solutions for those who want to avoid upfront costs and train straight away. Talk to our team today about buy now pay later.
Contact us today
Contact us today for further information on forklift training as well as any other course. We can help you achieve your driving goals and broaden your opportunities. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team on 02392 123555