to main page send e-mail Last Updated:  Friday, July 20, 2018
                                           

The independent voice of the global moving industry

UK NEWS

New accreditation scheme for lift truck supervisors

Jan 22, 2016

The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has developed the UK’s first comprehensive accreditation standard for the training of lift truck managers and supervisors.  

Until recently, no UK training standard existed for managers and supervisors tasked with overseeing fork lift operations despite such training being a requirement of the HSE’s approved code of practice and guidance for fork lift trucks. 

AITT Managing Director Dave Sparrow said, “Many of those responsible for overseeing lift truck operations have little or no experience of how they operate. This is compounded by the assumption that since they’ve never had an accident or even a close call, it won’t happen to them. Unfortunately, without adequate training, they’re unlikely to realise their safety deficiencies until a near miss – or worse.”  

The framework has already been adopted and implemented by the UK’s leading training provider Mentor

Stuart Taylor, Managing Director of Mentor said more than half the managers attending the course had never operated a fork lift or knew how they should be operated safely and that he hoped AITT’s initiative would see this change.  

Photo:  The AITT Standard is the first of its kind in the UK. 

     List of advertisers
     Directory of suppliers
     Sign up to our monthly newsletter
     Unique page views April 2018

           
  Maxi Mover - low floor Luton van sales
Cookies: This site uses non-invasive cookies to provide an enhanced visitor experience and to measure site performance.  By viewing this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies in this manner.  For further information on how cookies are used on this site, please see our privacy policy.
Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  All material © 2011 The Words Workshop Ltd.