Monthly Archives October 2018

RTITB Launch New ‘MEWP’ Operator Training Course

To increase safety and efficiency when working at height, our updated Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) training course will ensure operators have the necessary skills and knowledge. The Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) categorises MEWPs – sometimes referred to as cherry pickers or access platforms – into four main groups: 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b, these classify the different capabilities of the machines. The operating environment can significantly vary as well as the machines differing in weight, height, dimension and capacity. The MEWP course has been developed to cover a wide range of vehicle mounted, scissor, telescopic and
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Risks are increased by unaccredited ‘in-house’ forklift training

We warn how risks are increased by unaccredited ‘in-house’ forklift training Opting for in-house training could unnecessarily increase the risk of a workplace incident. “Companies offering in-house training are taking a big risk and may be compromising safety and compliance,” warns Laura Nelson, our Managing Director. “Unfortunately, it can often seem like everything is OK until there is an incident.  Only then, when the details are being looked at in much more detail, do the issues and failings of in-house training become apparent.” Accredited training is externally verified and confirmed as meeting the requirement in PUWER Regulation 9* of ‘adequate
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