Remote training for forklift operators
RTITB is making theory and driver behaviour training available online for material handling equipment (MHE) operators that need refresher training, but are unable to attend a course for reasons associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

"The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 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," said Laura Nelson, Managing Director for RTITB, 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 added. 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 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.