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ABA code of practice

ABA's code of practice was updated on 1st November 2020

Details of banned and suspended training providers will be shared between members of the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) in a bid to maintain training standards.

The ABA is taking greater measures to ensure that training providers who have been suspended or banned by an ABA member accrediting body do not try and join another member’s scheme.

The ABA’s Code of Practice has been updated and clarified to ensure stricter following of lift truck training standards and rules, effective from the 1st November 2020.

ABA Chairman Adam Smith explains: “Historically, if one training provider was banned by an accrediting body, there was the possibility that they could jump to another accrediting body under a different name. These providers would have been banned for committing serious offences, and there is risk that they will do the same thing somewhere else if they are allowed to continue providing accredited training. 

“We are asking ABA member accrediting bodies AITT, ITSSAR, NPORS and RTITB to share information about a banned training provider, including name and company details, with the ABA as well as each other. That way, the training provider will be flagged up and prevented from gaining undue accreditation.

“The rules also apply to individual instructors. We are making sure that banned instructors can no longer move from one training organisation to another, as their actions could potentially damage that organisation’s reputation.