Plant Training

    We offer various types of training for plant machinery all of which is to either RTITB or ITSSAR accredited standards.
    Plant training can be conducted either on site in your company or at our fully equipped training centre near Dudley.

    Here is a list of some of the plant machinery we train on (click the links for more details of the truck and courses):

    The law

    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) place certain requirements on employers. You must make sure that all people who use, supervise or manage the use of work equipment have received adequate training, which includes:

    ■ the correct use of the equipment;
    ■ any risks from its use;
    ■ the precautions to take. If you are self-employed, you need to do the same type of training, and achieve the same standard, as employers are required to provide to their employees;

    Who should you train?

    Potential plant machinery operators should be:

    ■ reasonably fit, both physically and mentally, to safely control and operate plant machinery, with the learning ability and potential to become competent operators;
    ■ reliable, with a responsible attitude to their work;
    ■ physically capable – you should assess this on an individual basis. You may need to get medical advice and make reasonable adjustments to enable some disabled people to work as plant machinery operators. The Equality Act 2010 is likely to apply;
    ■ over the minimum school-leaving age (16), except in ports, where they must be at least 18 years old, unless they are undergoing a suitable course of training, properly supervised by a competent person. Children under 16 should never use plant machinery.

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