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Develop Your Drivers with RTITB’s Professional Driver CPC Module
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Whether it’s safely managing loads, keeping on top of traffic regulations or delivering customer service and interacting with the public, the professional LGV driver has lots of responsibilities. 

The average lorry driver undoubtedly faces many demanding situations in their everyday work life. Whether it’s safely managing loads, keeping on top of traffic regulations or delivering customer service and interacting with the public, the professional LGV driver has lots of responsibilities.

At RTITB, we understand how important it is for your drivers to present themselves and your business to the outside world in the right way. To help you with this, we have created a Professional Driver CPC module in our Driver CPC Periodic Training. Designed to help drivers make sure they are exceeding industry standards, it also educates about safety and wellbeing, both for themselves and for other road users.

The many responsibilities that LGV drivers have shows how skilled professional drivers must be in order to do their jobs. Our Professional Driver module helps drivers to fully understand the huge impact that their work has not only this industry, but also on the country’s economy. Keeping drivers up-to-date with new legislations and laws, this topic will be beneficial to all candidates.

The Professional Driver module in RTITB Driver CPC Periodic training features 14 varied topics, including:
 

  • Representing the Company
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Diet, Mood & Driving
  • Risk-Taking Driving Behaviours
  • The Effects of Anger on Driving
  • The Effects of Stress on Driving
  • Optical behaviour and driving
  • The Effects of Road predictability


Plus more.

Our DCPC courses are designed to be fun, interesting, and interactive and is delivered by fully qualified instructors with real-world experience. Drivers will have full support throughout the course, and on completion will receive a certificate (or record of attendance).

If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of our Professional Driver module or what else our Driver CPC Training has to offer, feel free to give our friendly team a call on +44 (0)1952 520207. Or if you’d like to arrange a visit, send us an email at solutions@rtitb.co.uk and we’ll be sure to put the kettle on! 

England,Scotland,Northern Ireland,ROI,Wales,UK
LGV,General Health & Safety

Why your business needs Pallet Truck Instructor Training
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All too often, employers overlook pedestrian pallet truck (ppt) training. However, using a pedestrian pallet truck without proper training or supervision is a big risk.

All too often, employers overlook pedestrian pallet truck (ppt) training. However, using a pedestrian pallet truck without proper training or supervision is a big risk. Pallet trucks are “proper trucks”! When pallet truck incidents occur, heavy pallets and equipment can cause serious injuries (foot, ankle and leg injuries are common) and incur huge fines, as well as damage to products and the warehouse. Fortunately, the majority of accidents can be prevented by learning the correct practices for safe and efficient operation from a fully trained and qualified Pallet Truck Instructor.

At the RTITB Instructor Academy, we believe employee safety should be a top priority in all materials handling equipment operations, which is why we created our Pedestrian Pallet Truck (PPT) Instructor course. This course will provide your employees with the knowledge and skills to make sure that the people they train feel confident using a ped pallet truck correctly. In the past anyone wanting to deliver training on a pallet truck needed to do a full counterbalance forklift instructor course, this is onerous and costly for businesses where there are dedicated operators and team leaders of pallet truck operations. The new Pallet Truck Instructor course from the RTITB Instructor Academy reduces costs and offers a sensible approach to compliance and improved safety.

By the end of the course, your Instructors will be able to deliver safe and efficient pallet truck operator training. Plus, as with all RTITB warehouse equipment training, delivering this engaging training course will also help to boost employee morale and job satisfaction in your business.

In the Pedestrian Pallet Instructor Truck course, our team of industry experienced, credible instructors will cover the following:

  • Health and Safety
  • Relevant Regulations
  • Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)
  • Instructor Role and Qualities
  • Basic Principles of Instruction
  • Skills and Task Analysis
  • Lesson Structure (Practical)
  • Lesson Structure (Theory)
  • Report Writing
  • Visual Aids
  • Pedestrian Pallet/Stacker Truck Test


Achieving an RTITB Instructor qualification is something to be truly proud of, and passing all elements of the examination is a great achievement. Successful candidates will be able to register on the RTITB Register of Professional Instructors and begin training your team straight away.

Our Pedestrian Pallet Truck Instructor course will help your business cut costs, promote safety and measurably improve training delivery. If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of an RTITB Instructor Academy course for any type of warehouse equipment, from ReachTruck Instructor Training to Pallet Stacker Instructor Training, drop us an email at academy@rtitb.co.uk and we’d be happy to arrange a visit for you. Or why not give our friendly team a call on +44(0)1952 520214?

England,Scotland,Wales,UK
Material Handling Equipment,General Health & Safety

The FLT Operator Test Has Changed
Heads Up: The FLT Operator Test Has Changed
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As of September 1st 2017, for the first time since 2000, the Basic Operating Skills Test for Counterbalance (often referred to as forklift) and Reach is being updated. 

As of September 1st 2017, for the first time since 2000, the Basic Operating Skills Test for Counterbalance (often referred to as forklift) and Reach is being updated. At RTITB we want to keep you in the loop to help you prepare properly for the new Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) test. With that in mind, we’ve put together the key changes you will see in the new forklift test.

The ABA have collaborated with leading training organisations, insurers, unions, lift truck manufacturers and employers to create a modern test that is relevant to today’s working environment. The new test will be used by RTITB throughout the UK and Ireland and also in the Gulf and India.

Below are the key changes from September 1st 2017:

  • Out of the 22 items to check as part of the pre-use inspection test, 13 must be fully and thoroughly inspected. Any candidate not demonstrating a strong understanding of how to check these 13 items will automatically fail this part of the Basic Operating Skills Test
  • If a candidate commits any 5-point penalty more than 3 times they will fail the practical skills test
  • Penalty awards have been increased in many elements of the practical skills test
  • There are now 5 multiple choice questions that must appear in every counterbalance and reach test associated knowledge (theory) question paper. The candidate must answer these 5 questions correctly.  If they do not they will fail this part of the new test. 
     

Download a mock theory test paper here and see how you get on.

To find out more about the changes to the test, you can view a copy of the new criteria online.

If you have any questions about the change, we are more than happy to help. You can drop us a line on +44(0)1952 520200, speak to us on our website through Live Chat, or send us your questions via email. 

England,Scotland,Northern Ireland,Wales,UK
Material Handling Equipment,LGV

RTITB’s Driver CPC Tackles Mental Health
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Mental health can be a tricky topic to approach, but nevertheless, it is an extremely big deal that is affecting more than half a million workers in the UK today*. 

Mental health can be a tricky topic to approach, but nevertheless, it is an extremely big deal that is affecting more than half a million workers in the UK today*. 

Whilst being an LGV Driver does have its perks such as flexibility of working hours, job security and independence, there are also a handful of challenges that can have a negative effect on drivers. Long hours, strict time constraints, delivery targets and heavy traffic conditions can all add up, making LGV Drivers significantly vulnerable to mental health issues. What’s more, it’s not uncommon for drivers to experience disrupted sleep patterns, poor diet and lack of exercise. An unhealthy lifestyle teamed with on-the-job obstacles can really put a strain on mental well-being. As a leading Driver CPC Consortium in the UK and Ireland, at RTITB we believe it’s incredibly important to take action and start improving the mental health of drivers of the future. 

Experts from the mental health charity, MIND, have recently shown that 30% of self-reported work-related illness in the transport and logistics industry is due to stress, depression and anxiety. However, many more may be suffering. Due to the stigma surrounding mental health, 95% of workers calling in sick due to stress give a different reason to their manager. Additionally, 22% of workers have been diagnosed with a mental health problem, but less than half have told their manager.

Conditions such as stress and depression are likely to worsen if left untreated, so it is important to encourage drivers and their managers to talk more openly about mental health. We have taken action by  developing a game changing Mental Health module in our Driver CPC Period Training module library, in the hope that awareness and increased understanding amongst drivers will aid the reduction in these worrying figures we are faced with.

We have developed five innovative new topics within our suite that really tackle this growing area of concern amongst drivers, these are: 

1. Mental Health and the Workplace

2. Driving and Depression

3. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

4. Driving and Anxiety

5. Bullying in the Workplace 

We hope your drivers attend these Driver CPC topics and not only get their hours but also gain confident to speak up and a more approachable topic to discuss. We believe that starting a conversation about mental health doesn’t have to be difficult, and our new modules will give employees the skill and confidence they need to speak out about any issues. Removing the stigma attached to mental health will result in a happier workplace environment for all.

You can read up on workplace mental health further and join the discussion at www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work.

To find out more about how our Driver CPC can address mental health for drivers, visit www.rtitb.co.uk or call our specialist team on +44(0) 1952 520207.

*Study by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2015/16.

England,Scotland,Wales,UK
LGV,General Health & Safety

Driver CPC Training
Try before you buy: Driver CPC Taster Days!
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If you’re looking for Driver CPC Periodic Training that is designed to make learning interesting and interactive, then look no further. We have free of charge Driver CPC taster days available in July, August and October at RTITB's headquarters in the West Midlands, where you can try before you buy.

If you’re looking for Driver CPC Periodic Training that is designed to make learning interesting and interactive, then look no further. We have a number of free Driver CPC Taster Days, held at our premises in the West Midlands, with an additional date held on 2nd November in Carlisle for customers based in the north of England or Scotland. The available dates at RTITB are 12th July, 21st August and 16th October. These free, no obligation days, give you a chance to try before you buy, seeing our Driver CPC training materials up close.

We want you to have the Driver CPC solution your business deserves, not what you have always had, and we think you deserve;

  • Courses tailored to your business' needs without the need to develop them yourself
  • Courses you can deliver without using PowerPoint (goodbye death by PowerPoint!)
  • Protection of your business and brand by joining a professionally managed consortium
  • The ability to evaluate your in-house training team’s performance, we all want proof!
  • No surprises! No charges for any routine audits and you have the first year of membership completely free

 

Why attend our Driver CPC Taster Days:

Our taster days allow you to experience just one of the courses from the Master Driver CPC Consortium first-hand and see how engaging our courses really are. You will be put in the shoes of today’s drivers and will be treated like a professional by qualified instructors with real world experience.  What’s more, it’s a completely free way to find a training solution that fits the needs of your business and your drivers.

 

How the Driver CPC Taster Days work: 

The day will begin at 10am and will include 3.5 hours of Periodic Training from one our experienced instructors, before a break for a complimentary lunch. After lunch, delegates will receive a tour of our premises where they will meet our friendly team and can ask any questions they may have. There will also be an opportunity to take a further look at our informative course materials, which includes everything drivers need to take the next step in their career. We’ll also throw in a few goodies and extra information on the Master Driver CPC Consortium and the many benefits associated with joining.

Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis, so book now to try RTITB’s Driver CPC Periodic Training with no obligation. If you would like to attend, email us today  with your preferred date or select your desired date above. View a copy of our online application form here

England,UK
LGV

RTITB Events More Events
  • RTITB Driver CPC Taster Days

    UK - Various Locations

    16/10/2017 - 20/11/2018

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  • RTITB Regional Members Meetings 2018

    Various, throughout the UK

    22/01/2018 - 17/04/2018

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