At 2 Start training, we are comprehensive providers of HIAB training. All of our instructors are highly qualified and can work closely with you to ensure you complete your goals. We consistently invest in our fleet to guarantee we continue to provide the best vehicles for our clients. Don’t just take our word for it, our fantastic 4.9 rating on Google speaks for itself. Our facilities are top of the range and our trainers are friendly and helpful.

What is HIAB?

A lorry mounted crane is sometimes known as its brand name, HIAB. This training teaches learners how to correctly unload from the back of a vehicle that has a lorry mounted crane attached.  It is vital for users of this equipment to be fully trained to avoid accidents and keep up with legal requirements. A HIAB is a great alternative to a crane, as it can be used on one work site and then driven to other sites. This machine is an economical and helpful tool.

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

At 2 Start we offer two kinds of HIAB qualification, ALLMI and ITSSAR. These courses come in novice, experienced operator and refresher. ALLMI is the most widely-acknowledged organisation in the lorry loader industry. ITSSAR are also widely recognised within the general haulage industry focusing on mechanical handling equipment. The courses differ in that ALLMI is CSCS approved meaning it is able to deliver to construction sites and ITSSAR is the most economical option. The basic training course trains the learner to use the hook attachment. A Brick Grab, Clam Shell (also known as a bucket) and Pallet lifter can also be added to the course upon request.  A remote HIAB is the act of using a remote chest pack to control the crane as appose to using the controls on the side of the machine.

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

What is TOPS?

The Trained Operator Passport Scheme or TOPS for short, was introduced by ITSSAR. This is a system which was created to provide a database showing all accredited operator training completed. The TOPS system can benefit you as it shows a clear record of all the training that you have completed. Additionally, it can help reduce accidents as it will show if training has been completed to a satisfactory standard.

Our Southampton branch can provide comprehensive HIAB training to a variety of learners. We also have depots in Portsmouth, 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 Southampton, we offer a variety of driver training in Southampton. We offer financial solutions for those who want to avoid higher upfront costs and train straight away.

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Contact us today

Contact us for more information regarding our Southampton HIAB training or any other course. Over the years we have helped many learners in Southampton 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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