RTITB Fork Lift Truck Instructor Course

HSSE appreciate the need for potential instructors to be carefully chosen. Perhaps the two most important qualities in a potential instructor are operating skill and enthusiasm for the task.
Delegates must hold an operator’s certificate obtained in the last 12 months prior to the commencement of this 10 day course.  In addition, delegates have to be aware that instructing is a very demanding job. A pleasant personality, good communication skills, natural leadership and a flexible approach are all essential for success.

Course Aim

To update delegates on relevant statutory requirements, RTITB recommendations and to provide refresher training & instruction prior to the RTITB assessment.


Course Agenda:

 Week 1 – Job safety knowledge & practical operating skills

  •  Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  •  Engineering Principles/Rated
  •  Capacities/Stability
  •  Operating safety code
  •  Pre-shift checks-battery charging and re-fuelling
  •  Introduction to the machine & control
  •  Correct steering procedures (laden/unladen)
  •  Correct stacking & de-stacking procedures
  •  Battery care and simple maintenance
  •  Test – theory & practical


Week 2 – Instructional techniques & methods

  •  Selection & basic training of fork lift truck operators
  •  HSE – Safety in the use of lift trucks
  •  HSE – Code of practice
  •  The role of the instructor
  •  Learning (incentives & methods)
  •  Principles of instruction
  •  Lessons types & structure
  •  Presentation & lessons/plans
  •  Demonstrations & practical periods
  •  Safety & the role of the instructor
  •  Final practical & theoretical assessments by the RTITB


RTITB Instructor / Examiner Training

Duration:    10 days

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