Tag Archives: RTITB

In response to the recent terror attacks that have seen vehicles used as weapons across the UK and Europe, FSDF member RTITB has launched a new Master Driver CPC course, Counterterrorism Measures for the Professional LGV Driver. As of October 2018, the threat level of terrorism in the UK, has been set by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre and the Security Service (MI5) at “severe”, meaning that an attack is “highly likely”.   “Although statistically the risk of incident is relatively […]

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Entries are open for the Talent in Logistics Awards 2019. Talent in Logistics supports and celebrates the 2.2million+ logistics, transport and warehousing employees that keep the logistics sector running. The awards, which are free to enter, will see a number of new additions to this year’s categories, not only celebrating the individuals that contribute to the industry operationally, but the teams and strategies that successfully develop talent to drive the industry forward. New Categories include Innovation in Recruitment, Excellence in […]

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Workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities are frequently occurring as employers fail to check the qualifications and training credentials of agency staff working in lift truck operations, warns FSDF member RTITB. “All too often lift truck incidents hit the headlines,” says Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB, the preferred regulatory body for workplace transport training. “Recently we have seen several cases where agency workers or temporary employees have been involved in accidents, many of which could have potentially been avoided if […]

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FSDF member RTITB has launched an updated Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) training course to ensure operators have the skills and knowledge to work safely and efficiently at height.  The Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) categorises MEWPs, sometimes referred to as cherry pickers or access platforms, into 4 main groups; 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b, which classify the different capabilities of the machines. Machines can differ significantly in weight, height, dimension and capacity, and the operating environment can also vary significantly.  […]

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With the number of Driver CPC Periodic Training attendees lagging compared to the previous 5-year training cycle, FSDF member RTITB, the UK’s largest Driver CPC Consortium, questions why. Results from the DVSA show in the 6-month period from January to June, the Driver CPC Periodic Training market is reported to have had 20% fewer attendees than the previous cycle, equating to more than 100,000 drivers. Up until February 2018, there were only slightly fewer attendees compared to the previous cycle, […]

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The RTITB Instructor Academy has launched a new Assessor course to help employers cost effectively check whether lift truck operators have the correct training and skills to work safely in their business. The new Lift Truck or MHE (Materials Handling Equipment) Operator Assessor course enables employers to acquire in-house skills and knowledge for assessing and reporting on an operator’s abilities, without the need to invest in training staff as Lift Truck Instructors. Qualified Operator Assessors will be able to conduct […]

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Following the Talent in Logistics Conference and Awards on 21st June 2018, a Steering Group of leading industry experts has been confirmed to help drive the event forward for 2019. Talent in Logistics 2019, which will take place on 27th June at Arena MK in Milton Keynes, will continue to comprise a Conference and Awards event dedicated to skills and development in the warehousing, logistics and transport sectors.  However, the Talent in Logistics Steering Committee will work alongside the event […]

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Many companies are overspending on unnecessary forklift operator training according to the preferred regulatory body for workplace transport training & FSDF member RTITB. Speaking at the recent Talent in Logistics Conference 2018, RTITB Managing Director, Laura Nelson, revealed the extent of the problem and advised employers how to avoid this unnecessary expenditure. “There are a lot of myths about what materials handling training is legally required,” says Laura Nelson.  “We see businesses that lack understanding of the relevant regulations failing […]

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The best lift truck operators from across the UK and Ireland proved their skills at the Forklift Operator of the Year competition 2018, sponsored by FSDF member UniCarriers. Dale Smith from Wilko Retail Ltd took home the esteemed title following a day of heated competition on Thursday 21st June 2018 at the Talent in Logistics Conference in Telford, West Midlands.  To be crowned Forklift Operator of the Year, Dale had to demonstrate his talent to expert judges during a series […]

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A focus on the future at the Talent in Logistics Conference 2018 helped managers, trainers, and instructors from transport, warehousing and logistics operations to prepare to tackle the challenges currently facing the logistics industry. Hundreds of delegates attended Talent in Logistics 2018 in Telford on Thursday 21 June, where Chris Sturman, CEO of FSDF was one of the judges,  the only event dedicated to the training, development, recognition and retention of the 2.2m+ people working in transport, warehousing and logistics […]

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