Forklift training should continue to be conducted during the lockdown according to the health and Safety Executive. Meanwhile, eTruck can be used to help out, particularly with refresher training.
“The Health and Safety Executive has given companies permission to extend an employee’s authorisation to operate MHE without refresher training by up to three months due to current exceptional circumstances, but employers still have a legal duty to ensure lift truck operations are conducted safely,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RITTB, the UK’s leading workplace transport training accrediting body.
“Topping up a lift truck operator’s knowledge through our eTruck remote learning solution can help support safety until full refresher training can be delivered at a later date,” she continues. “In fact, reach and counterbalance truck operators who complete eTruck training will be able to extend their RTITB registration by one year.”
eTruck UK is a unique digital storytelling tool, available only from RTITB accredited partners, which enables candidates to complete forklift theory training completely online, on a computer or tablet, in the workplace or at home. The pioneering training platform enables candidates to learn by following a story that tackles real issues relating to safety and uses proven methods to help learners better retain information.
For more information, or to locate an RTITB accredited training provider, visit www.rtitb.com/etruck-uk
Here is a short video explaining how RTITB's eTruck works for forklift operators:
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