Lift Truck Assessor Training

This course provides candidates with the necessary skills to assess and report on the quality of material handling equipment (MHE) operators prior to employing/authorising them to work. The Lift Truck Assessor course prepares candidates to carry out assessments, it does not prepare them to deliver remedial training. If this is required for your business, the Lift Truck Instructor course would be the most appropriate course, as this covers assessing and instructing.

Delivered by the UK’s best Instructors, who all come with real world transport and logistics experience, we provide the highest quality RTITB Instructor training courses.  Plus, to give you total peace of mind, all candidates must successfully complete an independent examination to qualify as an RTITB Instructor.

By the end of the course candidates will:

  • Be able to recall and discuss the duties and responsibilities of a Lift Truck Assessor
  • Be able to conduct operator assessments
  • Be able to produce factual, informative report
  • Achieving an RTITB Assessor qualification is something to be truly proud of. Successful candidates are eligible to register on the RTITB Register of Professional Instructors & Assessors.

This course is suitable for candidates who: 

  • Have significant experience as a lift truck operator
  • Have proof of successfully completing the operator skills test within the last 3 years
  • Have the confidence to objectively assess the performance of their peers
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Have good written skills
  • Have good verbal communication skills

Overview

This course provides candidates with the necessary skills to assess and report on the quality of material handling equipment (MHE) operators prior to employing/authorising them to work. The Lift Truck Assessor course prepares candidates to carry out assessments, it does not prepare them to deliver remedial training. If this is required for your business, the Lift Truck Instructor course would be the most appropriate course, as this covers assessing and instructing.

To make a booking, select a course type below and search for dates, alternatively please call our Academy team on +44(0)1952 520214. 

We’d love for you to visit us at the Instructor Academy to meet the team and see our facilities. Let us know when you would like to visit.

Book a course at the Academy

Lift Truck Assessor - Initial

This course provides candidates with the necessary skills to assess and report on the quality of material handling equipment operators, prior to employing or authorising them to work.

Prices are per course, not per candidate (all exclusive of VAT):

Up to 4 delegates (5 days) - £4000

This course can also be held on your site, for details please contact the Academy on 01952 520214.

Our Lift Truck Instructor course can be delivered on your premises, subject to meeting the facilities criteria, which can be found here. We run these courses on request on dates to suit your business. Our prices are based on a day rate and not per candidate. The price is £650 per day of training plus travel, accommodation and subsistence. To find out more or to see what dates are available please call our friendly team on +44(0)1952520214 or contact us.

Course content

The course covers the following:

  • Relevant regulations/health and safety
  • MHE assessment procedures
  • Skills and task analysis
  • Assessment of the all 3 elements of the materials handling equipment basic skills testing, including pre-use inspection, practical driving and associated knowledge
  • Operator test marking sheets
  • Report writing
  • Accident, truck defect and periodical driving assessments

Examination:

In order to pass the Lift Truck Operator Assessor course you will be required to pass an examination consisting of three elements:

  • Basic Operator Skills test – all three elements (pre-use, practical and associated knowledge)
  • Associated knowledge multiple choice theory paper (Pass mark is 80%)
  • Conduct an assessment of practical operating ability

Resources

It is beneficial to familiarise yourself with the following webpages, publications and documents prior to attending a lift truck assessor course. It is not mandatory to read/purchase all of these items, they are provided as recommendations only of what is likely to assist in preparation for course attendance.

PUWER 1998 (or local equivalent legislation if available)
LOLER (or local equivalent legislation if available)
L117 (or local equivalent if available) UK Northern IrelandRepublic of Ireland

General

HSE Lift Truck Training Advice for Employers
HSE Use Lift Trucks Safely, a guide for operators
Training Recommendations for Workplace Transport Lite
Instructor Counterbalance PowerPoint Presentation
Counterbalance Operators DVD
HSE Guide to Workplace Transport Safety HSG136
HSA Forklift Truck Operator Checklist and Poster

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