FORK LIFT TRUCK – RTITB OR ITSSAR – Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

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  •  May 31, 2020
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Counterbalance Forklift Truck/Mechanical Handling Equipment 1-5 days

Accredited to deliver Both RTITB and ITSSAR forklift training for operators and instructors. Our instructors have all worked within the sector and have been training for many years on a wide range of trucks. We pride ourselves in the high quality training that we provide to your staff in both the classroom and the practical training environment.

All of our courses will ensure that as an employer you will meet the requirements of the health and safety at Work Act 1974 and all relevant legislation.

Designed for experienced & novice forklift operators, this course follows the Approved Code of Practice published by the HSE.

This course covers employers’ responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Provision and Use of Equipment Regulations 1998.


• PRS certificate of attendance with course content or RTITB Or ITSSAR acrredited


• Theory test.
• Practical assessment of operating ability.

Course Content:

• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

• Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

• Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

• Principles of stability.

• Daily checks and equipment maintenance.

• Operating safely with laden/un-laden pallets.

• Stacking/de-stacking loads at various heights.

Operator Courses

5 day novice course:
Aimed at new operators who have no experience of Mechanical Handling Equipment and covers all aspects of best practice and allows the necessary time to gain operational practice to successfully pass the required test. The maximum ratio for this course is 3 candidates to 1 instructor to 1 machine and the training must be conducted in a strict training environment.

3 day experienced operator courses:
Aimed at operators of MHE who have not been formerly trained but have proven previous experience on a type of truck. The course content is exactly the same as the 5 day course but because of their previous experience the candidate will need less practice to meet the required standards. The maximum ratio for this course is 3 candidates to 1 instructor to 1 machine and the training must be conducted in a strict training environment.

1 day refresher course:

The course is aimed at operators who have a proven UK training certificate and is designed to revisit the skills and knowledge covering best practice and safe operation. It also ensures that employers meet their obligations to retrain operators on a 3 to 5 year cycle. The maximum ratio for this course is 3 candidates to 1 instructor to 1 machine and the training must be conducted in a strict training environment.

The standards require the candidate to pass a test covering pre operational checks of their truck, to ensure the obligations for using safe equipment by the operator and the employer are met.

Candidates will sit a multi choice theory test, covering safety practices and operator safety responsibilities. If candidates have learning or language difficulties, by informing their instructor, the relevant help can be given. If a candidate has language difficulties then an interpreter can be used when completing the theory test. The interpreter must be supplied by your company and be a trusted member of staff.

Finally a practical test, designed to show the candidates ability to control their truck within confined areas and their ability to stack and destack loads at various heights and scenarios. The test course is designed to simulate a normal working environment.

Courses cover all aspects of health and Safety, PPE, stability, lorry loading required during basic training. We can also deliver your specific training requirements and assist in familiarisation training.

Types of MHE our instructors are able to train on

• Counter balance Pivot steer

• Reach truck Rough terrain telescopic

• Pedestrian pallet/stacker trucks Side Loaders

• VNA man up Moffett/lorry mounted

• VNA man down Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

• Lorry Loader/HIAB Loading shovel

• Overhead crane

If you do not see the equipment you need training on then please contact us.

RTITB Instructor courses

10 Day initial course

For those new to forklift instructing and covers the techniques and skills required to teach new operators the skills and knowledge, to safely operate forklift trucks. Candidates must be a NORS qualified operator, within the last 12 months. The candidate should have an acceptable level of English and Maths to be able to complete this course.

5 Day Re-registration course

For previously registered instructors who wish to re-register, we offer refresher training to the level required to take the RTITB examination. This course would also be appropriate for instructors who are registered with other accrediting bodies, who wish to become registered with RTITB.

3 Day Re-registration course

This course would only be suitable for instructors who deliver training on a regular basis. This is because there is very limited time to offer any re training, only time to cover the examination requirements.

All of the courses culminate in a series of examinations that each candidate is required to pass. These include operating a truck to instructor standard, Classroom theory presentation, assessed by centre staff. Associated knowledge multiple choice written test and finally a test of practical instructional ability, assessed by RTITB staff. Successful candidates will be eligible to apply for entry onto the RTITB register of instructors for a period of 5 years.

Operator Licence Consultancy

Are you confused or unsure of your responsibilities?

Our consultant can offer support and advice on all aspects of your roles and responsibilities placed upon you by the operators licence. Helping you to comply and meet your obligations.

Do you have an issue with compliance?

Our consultant can help you deal with the authorities and offer advice and guidance with compliance issues. Sometimes the problem seems insumountable and you feel there is no clear answer. Just asking for a second opinion can reduce the looming sense of doom. If there is a need for support our consultant is only too willing to support advise and even represent you if you require.

Our services include:

• Operator awareness courses to satisfy the Traffic commissioner

• Transport manager refresher courses or support

• Advice on International Transport Management

• Advice and courses on EU Legislation 2011

• Transport manager cpc national and international

We can also offer:

• A download service for Digital Tachograph

Drivers cards and Vehicle Units

• Analysis of Drivers hours

• Drivers / Operators data storage

All to assist you in compliance with your obligations under your operators licence. So if you do have a problem and you need help or advice just call us.

Shunter/banksman courses

Shunter Course
The health and Safety at work act requires employers to provide adequate training, instruction and supervision for employees.

This is especially required where a substantial risk has been identified. This would be the case in the role as a Shunter within a site. Obviously a fully qualified LGV driver would have the necessary skills to be able to perform his/her role, but it could be argued that they could be lacking in the knowledge covering their responsibilities. As there is no legal requirement for drivers of LGV’s driven on company premises to have a full driving licence, this course would also satisfy the legal requirements under the HSAWA 74 and PUWER 98.

The length and content of the course will be determined by the qualifications, experience and ability of the candidates.

Banksman Course
The health and Safety at work act requires employers to control the working environment to ensure the safety of all those involved in the operation. Also to provide adequate training, instruction and supervision for employees.

Controlling the movement of vehicles within a yard is vitally important. If you have decided that the reversing of vehicles within your yard should be controlled and monitored by banksmen, it is critical that all parties are aware of their roles, responsibilities and personal safety.

This course will cover all of the required elements to ensure the correct and safe movement and segregation of vehicles within the working environment and the safe and best practice to be used by those involved in the control of moving vehicles.

The length of this course would be usually 1 day and cover both theory and practical skills and knowledge.
This course duration will vary on the experience and expertise of the delegates.

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