Without a doubt, forklift trucks are an essential tool in our industries, allowing operators to handle and move large amounts of goods quickly and easily. However, these are extremely dangerous and according to the HSE, account for around 25% of all workplace transport accidents with most incidents relating to poor standards of training and/or supervision. Accidents can result in serious injuries or in extreme cases death. Incidents that don’t result in injuries or fatalities can have a serious implication for business, through damage to equipment, goods and buildings.
This is why here at Logistics Training Services we follow the same philosophy as RTITB and believe all operators should be trained to a recognised standard. We believe passionately that safe working practices are crucial to ensuring the Health & Safety of everybody working with or around MHE equipment and that risks should always be minimised. This responsibility falls to operators, supervisors and managers. We feel that it is important you are supported in this and our job is to help you make sure training provision is robust and effective, not just at the start of an operator’s career, but the whole journey. This is why we started Logistics Training Services and chose to become a member of the biggest accrediting body for our industry; RTITB. In doing so, we can pride ourselves over the services and training we provide and have full confidence that our customers will leave with full knowledge and enough skill in order to safely operate the relevant forklift truck.
No. You can expect a mixture of practical and theory training – a lot of candidates expect just the practical element of training e.g. “How to drive a truck” but there is also a theory element which covers topics such as legislation, causes of accidents, operator safety code and stability characteristics of the truck.
The minimum age to operate a lift truck is 16 years old. Anyone under 18 years old will need to be supervised when using a lift truck by someone over the age of 18 until they themselves turn 18.
No. Unless you will be operating a lift truck on a public highway.
The majority of our training courses take place on the customer’s premises as the candidate will be able to complete training on the site and machine they will be continuing to use. If this isn’t possible we have various training centres which we can utilise and this may vary dependent upon the machine required for training.
Our training courses are restricted to a maximum of three people with one Instructor and one truck (3:1:1 ratio). Our Instructors cannot accept more than this ratio on any training course and cannot instruct on more than one truck at a time. If there is more than one candidate on your training course, when it is not your turn to drive you will be observing and learning from someone else driving, receiving information and feedback from the Instructor. Our Instructors are highly trained and will make sure you are engaged at all times.