During COVID 19 extend your Forklift Authorisation for up to 12 months using RTITB eLearning

Online eLearning training by RTITB is the perfect choice if: a critical operation has key workers in need of refresher training, but no time available for them to attend a full refresher course employees or new recruits have overrun their refresher period and need to be training so they can get back up and running quickly workers need a refresher as they don’t often operate trucks, but need to use them frequently now RTITB ONLINE REFRESHER TRAINING available on the vehicles shown below: For information on eLearning courses shown above contact WSM Training Ltd Office: 01387 733731 Email: info@wsmtraining.com
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Carrying out thorough examination and testing of lifting and pressure equipment during the coronavirus outbreak

HSE recognises the potential challenges when carrying out legal requirements for thorough examination and testing (TE&T) of plant and equipment as a result of the additional precautions people need to take to help reduce risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and has produced guidance to help industry during this period.  Inspection engineers are supporting GB industry to maintain operations and viability by prioritising critical industries and the protection of equipment aiding vulnerable persons.  Operators of such equipment must still make all reasonable efforts to ensure that social distancing measures in the workplace aren’t perceived to be a barrier to carrying out
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Companies urged to prioritise training as Forklift operators are classed as key workers

With greater focus on the nation’s supply chains than ever before, operators of materials handling equipment will be key to ensuring the continued delivery of vital goods around the country over the coming weeks and months. The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) and RTITB (formerly the Road Transport Industry Training Board) have therefore lobbied for clarification and support from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to provide defined guidance on training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Smith, Managing Director of AITT explained: “Forklift operator training is required by law and employers have a legal obligation to ensure the safety
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Driver CPC Training

DVSA has confirmed that drivers whose DQC (Driver Qualification Card) expires in the period 1st March 2020 to 30th September 2020 can continue driving without completing the full 35 hours of Periodic Training. Drivers should carry with them their expired DQC if they have it and note that drivers will be required comply with normal rules from 1st October 2020.
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Coronavirus

Coronavirus – Facts vs Fiction With the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreading speedily across the world, advice on how to stay safe is inevitably being requested. Like us, you’ve probably seen the widespread panic across the news and thought, ‘should I learn more?’ A quick Google search will give you thousands of pages of information, but it’s important to know how to avoid transmission of the virus while steering clear of the fake news and hysteria. But what is coronavirus? COVID-19 is an illness that can have effects on the respiratory system (airways & lungs). This is a new illness
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INDUSTRY-First test to boost Pallet and Stacker Truck safety

RTITB has welcomed the introduction of the first industry-standard operating skills test for pedestrian operated lift trucks. The introduction of the new test will mean that operators training on all machines covered within the RTITB electric pallet and stacker truck trainers guide will now be subject to a standardised assessment. This includes those on training courses for low level pedestrian operated pallet trucks, pallet stackers, stacking counterbalance trucks and stacking reach trucks. The new test has been developed over an 18-month period by the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) in consultation with sector experts, including the Health &
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Operator licence revoked after failure to adhere to drivers hours rules

An operator has had its licence revoked after being found guilty of ignoring their responsibilities to ensure driver’s hours and tachographs rules were observed. In July 2019, a report from the DVSA was passed to the traffic commissioner regarding H&J Transport, an operator running 10 LGVs and 10 trailers. The report highlighted that the director, George Hunt, was failing to download drivers’ digital tachograph cards and vehicle tachograph unit data within the required timeframe. As a result of this, drivers were clocking up a number of repeated and serious infringements and some drivers were found to often drive without a card inserted
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Pedestrian killed after collision with Telescopic Loader

A farming company has been fined after a pedestrian was killed instantly when they were struck by a telescopic loader. On 22nd February 2017, Anthony Ackroyd, a farmer, was driving a JCB telescopic loader that contained three bales of hay on the front. As a result of the heavy load, Mr Ackroyd had severely restricted visibility from the front of the machine and was unable to the see the pedestrian in front of him. He drove over the pedestrian, who was killed instantly. Following the incident, an investigation carried out by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the pedestrian was a
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