The Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register is a non-profit making organisation which offers accreditation and monitoring of truck training instructors and businesses supplying industrial truck training services to industry.

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The need for training?

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 require ALL PLANT operators to be trained in the use of all MHE (Mechanical Handling Equipment).

How long does training take?

The length of any training course will depend on what type of machine is used, the environment it is used in & the experience of the candidates on the training course.

1-day refresher courses for experienced operators that haven’t had any training for at least a 3-5-year period (this is the time period recommended by the HSE to employers whereby staff need to be refresher trained, on all site equipment).

3~5-day courses:  for novices who have not received any formal training and have no experience.

All courses begin with theory sessions where candidates learn the theoretical background knowledge of the respective machine they are being trained on. This will include any relevant aspects of current UK statutory legislation, there will be a mandatory theory assessment at some point in the training.

Practical training begins with an explanation as to the operation of the relevant piece of MHE equipment.

Practical elements cover daily machine checks and safe operating techniques – candidates will then practice the operation of the machine until you become proficient, whereby a practical assessment will take place.

MHE Training at Customers Premises

We carry out plant operator training at your premises.

We do need somewhere suitable for the theoretical sessions (a quiet office or classroom/boardroom/meeting room/conference room is adequate) and a safe area allocated for the practical element together with an assortment of loads. We will need a relevant machine to be available for the duration of the training.

We can add loading/unloading of lorries to the training course if required. We have plenty of experience of this, and we aware to not hold up the day-to-day running of business activities if a company only has one machine available.

ITSSAR Accredited Instructor/Examiner

The Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR) is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and is a founding member of the ‘Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) 2012 workplace transport’ their certification is nationally recognised by both employers and insurance companies.

ITSSAR has a vast knowledge and expertise in a broad range of mechanical handling equipment. We recognise, approve and accredit a full range of courses throughout the UK, including Counterbalance, Reach, Powered Pallet Trucks and Manual Handing among many others.

On successful completion every individual will receive the following:

  • Nationally recognised certificate;
  • Operator Photo ID card.
  • Registration on the ITTSAR TOPS database

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07870 901167

01803 844022

18 Shire Close, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7SW