Both AITT and RTITB are keen to stress the importance of continuing to provide keyworkers with adequate forklift operator training following the announcement of a second national lockdown starting on 5th November 2020.


“Lift truck training is a critical service for keyworkers in the supply chain. It is educational, and practical training cannot be done from home. Therefore, it must continue so that keyworkers are able to work safely and in compliance with the law,” explains Adam Smith, Managing Director of AITT.


Nick Welch, Technical Director of RTITB adds “It is important that training providers remain open and deliver lift truck training in COVID-secure environments. However, they should take extra steps to protect people who are more at risk from coronavirus – those over 60 or clinically vulnerable.”


On 26th March 2020, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) issued a statement stressing that the ”duty remains to ensure staff are trained and competent to operate any industrial lift truck equipment” and supporting the continued delivery of training. This guidance has not changed.


Stackers Training will continue to supply training throughout the second lockdown.  We have put coronavirus procedures in place at our training centre to ensure everyone is as safe as possible.   We can supply training during weekends or evenings to meet requirements.  If you would like more information on current courses and training durations please call us on 0800 024 8084 or e-mail anne@stackerstraining.co.uk

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