We are leading suppliers of HIAB training in Portsmouth and have helped many learners achieve their goals. Our instructors are highly qualified and have years of experience in teaching our clients. If you have a learning difficulty or English isn’t your first language, please don’t be discouraged from learning. Our friendly instructors are thoroughly equipped to support students who need a bit of extra tuition. Theory tests can be read to students if needed. We do everything we can to ensure the learning process is accessible to everyone. Our fleet is consistently updated to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our clients. Our excellent 4.9 rating on Google speaks for itself.

What is HIAB?

HIAB is a popular brand name for a Lorry Mounted Crane. Our training is comprehensive and teaches clients to properly load and unload from the back of a vehicle that has a lorry mounted crane attached. Accidents may occur if this sort of equipment is used without proper training first so it’s vital a course is taken. This machine is a great alternative to a crane as it can be driven between work sites on the same day.

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.
LGV 2 Gold Package

HIAB qualifications are available in 2 varieties, ALLMI and ITSSAR. ALLMI is the most recognised organisation within the lorry loader industry and is CSCS approved meaning it is able to deliver to construction sites. ITSSAR is widely recognised within the general haulage industry focusing on mechanical handling equipment and is slightly more economical. Both courses have their own merit and are valuable to complete.

Our HIAB certificate is valid to be applied for cranes up to 20 tonnes/metres. A driver can also use a remote HIAB, which is when you use a remote chest pack instead of using the controls on the side of the machine. Our training will certify you to use both.

Click here for Novice ALLMIExperienced Operator ALLMI or  Refresher ALLMI or for Novice ITSSARExperienced Operator ITSSAR or Refresher ITSSAR.

What is TOPS?

TOPS stands for the Trained Operator Passport Scheme and was introduced by ITSSAR. This system is a comprehensive database which shows all a drivers training qualifications. This system shows a driver’s competence on different vehicles so can help to prevent accidents by only allowing skilled drivers to use the equipment.

Our Portsmouth branch can provide comprehensive HIAB training to a variety of learners. We also have depots in Southampton, Reading and Worthing. We can also bring a HIAB vehicle to your site anywhere in Hampshire and Berkshire.

Courses Available

As well as HIAB training, we offer a variety of driver training in Portsmouth. We offer financial solutions for those who want to avoid upfront costs and train straight away.

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Contact us today

Contact us for more information regarding HIAB Driver training in Portsmouth. Over the years we have helped many learners in Portsmouth to fulfil their goals. For information regarding any of the vehicle training services, we provide do not hesitate to get in touch by email or calling us on 023 8202 2975.


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