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Milestone Driver Training Ltd Joins Growing RTITB Consortium
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We’re proud to announce that Milestone Driver Training Ltd has joined the RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium.

We’re proud to announce that Milestone Driver Training Ltd has joined the RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium.

As a member of the Master Driver CPC Consortium – the UK’s largest consortium for Driver CPC Periodic Training - Milestone Driver Training Ltd has joined our continuously growing network of training providers and employers who strive to deliver quality, engaging Driver CPC training to the RTITB standard.

Since the establishment of Driver CPC in 2008, professional heavy goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle drivers have been required to undertake regular professional development training as part of a series of measures introduced across Europe to improve safety on all member states’ roads. With the industry facing a driver and skills shortage, it’s never been more important for training providers and employers to get on board with ensuring drivers are trained, keeping them safe and compliant on the roads.

We would like to welcome Milestone Driver Training Ltd to the Master Driver family. We’re looking forward to working closely with them, as a dedicated provider of quality training, alongside all our members, to continue to work towards safety for all road users together.

Learn more about our solution for Driver CPC, or call Jane Hughes in our Solutions team on 01952 520207.

Key Performance Training Ltd Bolsters RTITB Consortium with New Membership
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We’re proud to announce the addition of Key Performance Training Ltd to the RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium, RTITB’s solution for Driver CPC Periodic Training.

>We’re proud to announce the addition of Key Performance Training Ltd to the RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium, RTITB’s solution for Driver CPC Periodic Training.

As a member of the Master Driver CPC Consortium, Key Performance Training Ltd has joined RTITB’s growing network of training providers and employers delivering Periodic Training to professional goods drivers and passenger carrying vehicle drivers to our standard.

Since 2008, professional heavy goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle drivers have been required to undertake regular professional development training as part of a series of measures introduced across Europe to improve safety on all member states’ roads. With the industry facing a driver and skills shortage, it’s never been so important for training providers and employers to get behind ensuring drivers are trained, keeping them safe and compliant on the roads.

We would like to welcome Key Performance Training Ltd to the Master Driver family and look forward to working closely with them, along with all of our members, to building safer roads for all users.

Learn more about our solution for Driver CPC, or call our Solutions team on 01952 520207.

ABA Releases Amendments to Counterbalance and Reach Testing
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We would like to inform all RTITB accredited training providers of the newly revised Basic Operating Skills Test for Counterbalance (B1) and Reach (D1 & D2) trucks.

We would like to inform all RTITB accredited training providers of the newly revised Basic Operating Skills Test for Counterbalance (B1) and Reach (D1 & D2) trucks. 

The test has been amended following feedback from the industry, obtained by the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) and will be mandatory for all RTITB accredited organisations to use from 1st September 2018. Organisations can download the new test now.

We strongly encourage all RTITB accredited organisations to read the new test in detail to ensure they are aware of the changes ahead of the mandatory use. Below are the key changes:

  • Fault 6 has had to work ‘unintentionally’ removed
  • Fault 18 has had the penalty increased to 5 points
  • Answer D in Question 11 of the Question Bank has been amended to ‘Reach carriage extended position and tilted forward’
  • Answer D in question 16 of the Question Bank has been amended to ‘When the load is at the maximum rated capacity of the lift truck

 

Following the above changes, it has been agreed by the members of the ABA that from 1st September 2018 there will be a yearly review of the B and D test, based on feedback obtained by the ABA members during the following year.

For all organisations using MyRTITB TrainingFriend your app will be updated with the new test before 1st September 2018 and you do not need to do anything.

Please contact us if you have any queries relating to the new changes.

Firm Fined £12,000 after Forklift Incident Leaves Worker with Multiple Injuries
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A Cheshire based trailer manufacturer has been fined £12,000 after a worker was hit by a load carried by a forklift truck, sustaining multiple injuries.

A Cheshire based trailer manufacturer has been fined £12,000 after a worker was hit by a load carried by a forklift truck, sustaining multiple injuries.

On 10th March 2017, a worker for Meredith and Eyre Limited was completing a task including the lifting a stack of three trailer chassis, utilising a lift truck. During loading, the load shifted on the forks of the truck, hitting another employee on site. The worker sustained four spinal fractures, a broken left scapula, a broken rib and wounds to the head, shoulder and ankle.

Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it was found that the company had failed to sufficiently plan the task and no safe system of work had been implemented. The investigation highlighted that the company should have ensured the stack of chassis was secure and stable on the forks, so the load would not move when raised. In addition, it was made clear that the company should have provided refresher training to employees, which would remove the need to steady the load by hand, as the employees would have the knowledge to identify the correct centre of gravity.

After the hearing HSE Inspector, Roger Clarke, commented “The incident could so easily have been avoided by simply putting in place the correct control measures and safe working practices. Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards.”

Meredith and Eyre Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, receiving a fine of £12,000 and further costs of £1,745.16.


Source: SHP Online, Spinal fractures, broken scapula and broken rib suffered by worker in fork lift incident, 30th July 2018. Read the full article.

DVLA Releases Free Guidance for LGV and PCV Drivers
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The DVLA has produced new guidance leaflets for professional drivers, in order to help both operators and drivers remain compliant with driver rules and regulations.

The DVLA has produced new guidance leaflets for professional drivers, in order to help both operators and drivers remain compliant with driver rules and regulations.

Within this bank of new guidance, the DVLA has developed handy leaflets for commercial LGV drivers and bus and coach drivers.

The guidance has been developed in a bid to help vocational LGV and passenger carrying drivers to understand the rules and regulations surrounding their professional role and provide guidance on how they can ensure they comply with these requirements. Developed in partnership with the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Traffic Commissioner for wales, Department for Transport, Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Confederation of Passenger Transport; the guidance also takes a look at the role traffic commissioners play and the influence they have with regards to vocational driving licences. The leaflets also provide further reading, with links to additional sources of information relating to rules and regulations for professional drivers.

The new guidance is a fantastic free tool for both employers and drivers to digest in a pro-active attempt to keep their drivers – and others on the road – safe. Designed to be printed and folded to pocket size, they can act as a handy reminder to drivers on the road – whether kept in the glove compartment, wallet or pocket.

The guidance leaflets are available to view and download from the DVLA website now.

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    The Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    11/09/2018 - 13/09/2018

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    Midland Hotel, Manchester

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    RTITB HQ, Telford

    06/04/2018 - 31/12/2019

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