We are going to be running an RTITB Trainer The Trainer Course for two of our instructors from the 17th of July until the 30th of July. The course is aimed at experienced lift truck operators who wish to provide training for their company either in house or on a commercial basis. To be eligible to undertake the course you are required to give proof of at least 6 months experience on the category you wish to be able to deliver as an instructor and also have undertaken an operators test on that category within 12 months preceding the course start date.

The course contains the following elements:

  • The provision of training including Health and Safety Regulations, directives, ACOPS and official guidance
  • Selection and training of lift truck operators
  • Selection and training of lift truck operators
  • Roles and qualities of an instructor
  • Principles of instruction
  • Assessment and testing (The Practical Test/s) of Basic Operating Skills)
  • Report Writing
  • Training records and validation of training
  • Certificates of training and authorisation to operate

The examination consists of 3 elements which are:

  • Test of Basic Operating Skills (Practical test to instructor standard – maximum 25 penalties). This is usually carried out on the first day of the course by the course tutor.
  • RTITB Examination of Practical Instructional Ability (Approx. 40 minutes). Delegates must score a minimum of 70 from a maximum of 100 to pass this element. This examination is usually carried out on the final day of the course and is conducted by an independent RTITB examiner.
  • RTITB Examination of Instructor Associated Knowledge (Approx. 20 minutes). A minimum of 80% must be achieved to pass this element. This examination is usually carried out on the final day of the course and is conducted by an independent RTITB examiner.

All 3 elements must be successfully completed to achieve an overall pass and qualify as a Lift Truck Instructor.

Successful candidates can then register on the RTITB National Register of Instructors, ‘The Professional Register’, for a period of 5 years.