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RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium Proves To Have Helped Edwards Coaches Ltd
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We are delighted to announce that Edwards Coaches Ltd has joined the Master Driver CPC Consortium.

With the industry continuing to face driver and skills shortages, there has never been a better time for Edwards Coaches Ltd to join RTITB’s Master Driver CPC Consortium.

It is vitally important for training providers and employers to get on board with ensuring drivers are trained to keep them safe and compliant on the road, and so Edwards Coaches Ltd is now able to provide Periodic Training to passenger carrying vehicle drivers.

Since the 2008 launch of Driver CPC, it has been compulsory for professional heavy goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle drivers to undertake regular professional development training as part of a series of measures introduced across Europe to improve safety on all member states’ roads.

Becoming a member of the Master Driver CPC Consortium – the UK’s largest consortium for Driver CPC Periodic Training – businesses are able to play a critical role in protecting the safety of all who travel on the road.

Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB commented: “We are pleased to welcome Edwards Coaches Ltd to our consortium. We’re looking forward to working with them, as a dedicated provider of quality training, to continue to work towards safety for all road users.

If you would like to find out more about how our Driver CPC solutions will help your business, call Jane Hughes in our Solutions & Service team on +44(0)1952 520207 or email them here.

Transport Compliance Ltd Joins RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium
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We are delighted to announce that Transport Compliance Ltd has joined the Master Driver CPC Consortium. 

In order to provide Periodic Training to professional goods drivers to the highest standard, Transport Compliance Ltd has joined the RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium.

By being a member of the Master Driver CPC Consortium – the UK’s largest consortium for Driver CPC Periodic Training – Transport Compliance Ltd will play a critical role in protecting the safety of all who travel on the road. Since the 2008 Driver CPC establishment, it has been compulsory for professional heavy goods vehicle and passenger carrying vehicle drivers to undertake regular professional development training as part of a series of measures introduced across Europe to improve safety on all member states’ roads.

With the industry continuing to face driver and skills shortages, it has never been more important for training providers and employers to get on board with ensuring drivers are trained to keep them safe and compliant on the road, something which we work towards as a consortium lead and pass on to our consortium members.

Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB said: “We are delighted to welcome Transport Compliance Ltd to our consortium. They have shown true dedication and commitment to driver safety and awareness on our roads, we look forward to working with them closely now and into the future.

If you would like to find out more about how our Driver CPC solutions will help your business, call Jane Hughes in our Solutions & Service team on +44(0)1952 520207 or email them here.

Active Access Limited is RTITB Accredited
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RTITB is proud to announce Active Access Limited as their newest accredited training provider.

Scotland’s leading independent provider of powered access equipment and working at height training, Active Access Limited, is now able to deliver complaint training, reduce costs and improve efficiencies in their business thanks to our accreditation scheme.

The plant and machinery hire company found that their business needs required improvement and with RTITB accreditation they are able to deliver training that is compliant with relevant legislation and Codes of Practice, meaning that the business and employees can prove high quality training has been provided and appropriate safety measures have been taken.

As well as supporting legal compliance, they can actively work towards decreasing the number of workplace incidents, increase operator accuracy and productivity and reduce operator downtime and stock damage.

Laura Nelson, Managing Director of RTITB explains: “Without independent accreditation you are not able to be sure that your operators are competent and receiving the appropriate training as required. RTITB accreditation helps prevent bad habits and shortcuts, through our standardised testing and auditing process, reassuring companies of the quality of training delivered.

Accredited training offers a clear record of what was covered in the training and duration of the training, as well as confirmation that testing took place under the proper conditions. Through the use of NORS (National Operator Registration Scheme), RTITB’s online extranet for the recording of materials handling training; employers can monitor training completed and at what time, ensuring remedial training is delivered when required.

Laura continued “We are delighted to be working with Active Access Limited and look forward to continuously working with them as part of our ever growing network of materials handling equipment providers.

To find out more about RTITB accreditation, contact our Solutions team on +44 (0)1952 520207 or email them here.

Portland Training Company Becomes RTITB Accredited
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RTITB is delighted to announce that Portland Training Company has become training accredited. 

Sheffield-based, Portland Training Company, has become a RTITB accredited training provider to help grow their business, cut admin time and save heavy financial costs.

As one of the UK’s leading providers of quality personnel to industries, becoming an accredited partner means that they can deliver in-house lift truck training and comply with required legal and best practice standards.

The partnership with Portland Training Company has helped ensure them to support legal compliance and actively work towards decreasing the number of workplace incidents on site. Accredited workplace transport training has also been shown to increase operator accuracy and productivity.

Laura Nelson, Manging Director of RTITB says: “It’s important that the companies we work with understand the potential risks of in-house training, as well as the benefits of the accreditation, so that they can choose the training that provides the safest workplace transport operation possible.

RTITB accredited training offers a clear record of what was covered in the training and duration of the training, plus the information to confirm that testing took place under the proper conditions. Conversely, in-house courses may not cover all the correct required topics for skills operation and safety and testing processes are not guaranteed to have been administered correctly and fairly. By law, in-house training must have the protection of a clear audit trail demonstrating what they have done, which is something Portland Training Company will receive through their partnership with RTITB.

We are delighted to welcome Portland Training Company to the family and are looking forward to continuously working with them to reassure them of the quality of their training delivered,” concludes Laura.

To find out more about RTITB accreditation, contact our Solutions team on +44 (0)1952 520207 or email them here.

 

Comfort Cushioning Manufacturer Fined Following Vehicle Collision
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A comfort cushioning manfacturer has been fined £60,000 after a collision on its site between a lorry and a lift truck.

The largest manufacturer of comfort cushioning products has been fined £60,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,302 after pleading guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.

On 23rd June 2017, Manchester Magistrate’s heard how, a Carpenter Limited of Dinting Lodge Industrial Estate tanker was reversing into a tanker discharge bay by Dinting Lodge in Glossop when it collided at low speed with a forklift truck.

No workers were injured in the incident, but an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company has insufficient control of workplace transport, particularly reversing vehicles.

Medani Close, HSE Inspector, spoke after the hearing saying: “The host company failed to undertake a number of simple safety measures including segregation of reversing vehicles, from other moving vehicles and pedestrians, and ensuring that reversing manoeuvers were supervised, in accordance with their site rules.” 

Source: HSE, Derbyshire company fined after vehicles collide, 27th September 2018. Read the full article.

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