Code 2: Key Performance

Did you know that on average, 25% of workplace transport accidents are to do with lift trucks? Immediately, after seeing this statistic you would blame the operator, however one of the top causes of these accidents is down to poor/lack of supervision. “To reduce these accidents and comply with the law, those in these senior roles must be correctly trained too” states Laura Nelson, managing director of RTITB.

To help reduce these risks, our accredited training partner, RTITB have launched a new eLearning course for anyone who is ‘Managing or Supervising’ lift truck operators. The eLearning course, which can be accessed via mobile, PC, tablet or MAC includes sections on: Health and safety at work, Operational Experience and Qualification guidance, administrative responsibilities and much more. As an overview, the course is designed to enhance Manager and Supervisors understanding of material handling equipment operation whilst also expanding their knowledge.

By the end of the interactive training course, Managers and Supervisors will be able to promote safe working principles, challenge poor standards or issues, carry out effective observation, communicate effectively with operators and line managers. They will also feel confident in what their responsibilities are, as well as understand which parts of their role are required in order to comply with the industry legislation.

Here is why you should invest in the course:

  • It is a legal requirement under The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 that managers and supervisors are adequately trained.
  • Minimise operations risk.
  • Ensure managers and supervisors are fully aware of their role and what it entails.
  • Simple and cost-effective way to ensure your team is armed with the necessary knowledge.