A prominent forklift training provider has opened new opportunities for workplace transport training in the South West following its recent accreditation by the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers. Based in Bristol, HL Training Services provides on-site and in-house training for forklift instructors and operators. Despite being accredited by industry bodies ITSSAR and RTITB, HL Training Services’ management team made the major decision to gain a third accreditation, after noticing a lack of availability for AITT courses in the West Country. “Anyone in the South West looking to attend AITT training courses would have to travel to the Midlands or further east,” said Shane Richardson, Director at HL Training Services. “But our new AITT Accreditation means we can provide courses
RTITB is changing lift truck training forever with its new offering, eTruck UK – a completely unique digital storytelling tool that will increase training effectiveness while reducing training time by as much as 2 days per course. “Traditionally, lift truck operator training covers the required theory and practice behind operation but is not designed with a focus on behavioural change,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB, the preferred workplace transport training regulatory body. “However, our new eTruck UK offering is unique, using digital storytelling to teach operators the reasons behind driver behaviour and why people may make bad decisions, alongside the relevant theory.” eTruck is an award-winning digital storytelling system, developed by MA Systems in Sweden,
Mentor FLT Training, the UK’s leading provider of forklift and safety management training, will soon launch an all new online Managing Forklift Operations course to help busy managers fit training around daily demands. The first e-learning course of its kind in the UK, Managing Forklift Operations is AITT accredited, and specifically developed by Mentor for managers and supervisors responsible for overseeing forklift use on site. It outlines their personal responsibilities for safety and provides the vital knowledge and confidence required to recognise bad practice and stop it in its tracks. Not only does the course help businesses meet their legal responsibilities under Approved Code of Practice L117, it also demonstrates the associated benefits of safe operations, giving man
The Association of Industrial Truck trainers and the Fork Lift Truck Association have announced a strategic alliance aimed at maximising the flow of information, guidance and resources to those working within the forklift truck industry, as well as those owning and operating equipment on site. “It is a perfect fit,” explained Adam Smith, Managing Director of AITT — the UK’s fastest-growing accrediting body in the workplace transport sector. “Both organisations have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are firmly rooted in the real world, delivering innovative and practical initiatives to benefit members and customers alike.” As a result of the new relationship, AITT will be granted Partnership Member status by the FLTA. This will allow access to a variety of online informatio
July 2019 sees the Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC), the dedicated training facility, celebrate its third year in business. F-TEC, based in Swindon, Wiltshire, offers an extensive range of forklift engineering programmes, including; apprenticeships, advanced level courses, thorough examination, diagnostics, safety, and more. Karl Baum, Managing Director of F-TEC said, “Since the business started three years ago, we’ve gone from strength to strength. F-TEC now boast a team of 14 who manage the apprentice and commercial training.” Over the past three years F-TEC has trained in excess of 600 engineers, of all ages and abilities. Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions, who recently visited F-TEC, said, “It’s fantastic to celeb
STILL inaugurated its brand new training centre in Fürth earlier this week. On a total usable floor area of 475 m2, STILL trainers offer future talented staff the optimum framework conditions for soundly-based training, says the company. From now on – in addition to the training centre at the parent company’s headquarters in Hamburg – there is now a second central place of learning here where trainee mechatronics engineers from the whole of Germany in their advanced years of training congregate to jointly complete modular practical seminars specific to intralogistics. Several months of rebuilding time have created modern teaching rooms with an attached mechatronics workshop. This building, whose façade design reflects the STILL Corporate Design, allows a perfect combination of theor
Many businesses that outsource their lift truck training could save thousands of pounds and improve efficiency by training in-house and achieving their own in-house accreditation. RTITB is offering a free of charge cost analysis to help businesses make the right choice. “Many firms keep outsourcing their lift truck training without stopping to consider if it is right for them,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director, RTITB, the preferred regulatory body for workplace transport training. “Quite often outsourced training is an exercise to tick a compliance box and can be considered to be the cheaper and easier solution. This is often not the case as the cost of courses, travel, certification, internal administration and the days of wasted training soon mounts up.” For businesses such
Workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities are frequently occurring as employers fail to check the qualifications and training credentials of agency staff working in lift truck operations, warns RTITB. “All too often lift truck incidents hit the headlines,” says Laura Nelson, managing director for RTITB, the preferred regulatory body for workplace transport training. “Recently we have seen several cases where agency workers or temporary employees have been involved in accidents, many of which could have potentially been avoided if employers were more diligent about training.” Figures from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that half of fatal accidents in the workplace happen during a worker’s first ten days on site, with half of these occurring on their very first day. New star
Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has donated a counterbalance lift truck to the Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC), a dedicated training facility that offers forklift truck engineering programmes. A joint-venture of the forklift industry’s two principal trade associations, BITA (British Industrial Truck Association), and the FLTA (Fork Lift Truck Association), the training centre addresses the training needs of the forklift truck industry. It offers an extensive range of forklift engineering programmes, including apprenticeships, advanced level courses, thorough examination, diagnostics, safety, and more from its training facility in Swindon. Addressing a demand for contemporary equipment that can be worked upon by the engineering students, Cro
The RTITB Instructor Academy has launched a new Assessor course to help employers cost effectively check whether lift truck operators have the correct training and skills to work safely in their business. The new Lift Truck or MHE (Materials Handling Equipment) Operator Assessor course enables employers to acquire in-house skills and knowledge for assessing and reporting on an operator’s abilities, without the need to invest in training staff as Lift Truck Instructors. Qualified Operator Assessors will be able to conduct pre-employment assessment, return to work after absence assessment, ongoing periodic assessment (between refresher training), post-incident assessment and post-near miss assessment and create appropriate, compliant records of all assessments that have taken place.
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