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RTITB Accreditation Schemes
...are about service, support and standards
RTITB is recognised throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland as one of the leading material handling equipment training accrediting bodies. RTITB is a founder member of the Accrediting Bodies Association (for Workplace Transport); this association replaced the accrediting bodies forum previously run by the HSE.
We have over 40 years experience of setting training standards, accreditation and monitoring.
Accreditation is granted to those organisations meeting standard RTITB criteria for the following elements:-
- Training Courses
- Training Records
- Training Premises and facilities
- Qualification of instructors
- Assessment and certification procedures
Our qualified and experienced staff are dedicated to providing a totally independent and impartial service. Our offices in Telford, Shropshire are centrally located for easy access from all parts of the UK and Ireland. We also have regional executives located throughout the UK to ensure each region has a first point of contact.
The RTITB accreditation schemes are supported by legal requirements for training; the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974 prescribes a legal duty to provide adequate training and instruction to all their employees. This is reinforced by the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 which states that all persons using work equipment must be trained, including the methods of using equipment, any risks and precautions to be taken.
Our accreditation schemes and standards are guided by the Approved Code of Practice for Rider-operated lift trucks: Operator training (ACOP L117). The code has special legal status. If you are prosecuted for breach of health and safety law, and it is proved that you did not follow the relevant provisions of the code, you will need to show that you have complied with the law in some other way or a court will find you at fault.