Our instructors are certified by AITT. This is a certification body that monitors training organisations and instructors, to make sure that they are meeting current standards of safety when it comes to operating forklifts.
AITT has been in operation since 1985 – they are the experts when it comes to handling mechanical equipment, writing and enforcing clear standards to continually improve training courses throughout the UK.
AITT are the only membership run accrediting body in our industry, and proudly operate solely as a non-profit making organisation. The AITT council, consists of elected members who have been successfully nominated to represent their voice and opinion to AITT`s network. They consist of industry experts, from lift truck manufacturers, H&S representatives, training organisations, and instructors. Their purpose is to provide and maintain the highest training standards for operators, instructors, tutors and examiners, delivering training on all types of workplace transport and material handling equipment.
Using the guidance set out in the HSE Approved Code of Practice (ACoP L117), AITT publishes guidance for the training of operators and instructors. We also ensure that all our training providers are adequately audited, and their courses are externally verified, ensuring that training is being provided correctly to our standards. AITT operator registrations scheme is called ACORNS. (AITT Certification of Operator Registration Number Scheme) It is a database of all the AITT accredited training that has been delivered by AITT registered training providers. The database started in 2014, and now contains over 300,000 candidate records. Each registration submitted to AITT undergoes a 17-point check to make sure it complies with AITT & ABA standards, providing peace of mind to the end user by having an HSE recognised qualification.
With an aim to beat fraudulent certification, all AITT accredited courses (post 2014) are logged onto the ACORNS database. If a record is not on the AITT database, then the certificate is not accredited to AITT. A quick way to check is to look for the ACORNS logo and a 6 digit unique number supplied on an AITT accredited certificate. If you need to verify the legitimacy of any AITT accredited certificate, please contact the AITT, stating the ACORNS number and the candidate name.
Our courses are also ITSSAR accredited. ITSSAR recognise, approve and accredit forklift training courses to improve the standards of training and safety in the operation of industrial trucks. This accreditation demonstrates that our training courses meet the exemplary quality and safety standards required by the ITSSAR.
Our forklift accreditations are testament to our values of being a responsible, safety-conscious company. We aim to get the best out of our candidates by helping them to gain their forklift certificates, therefore enhancing health and safety compliance in workplaces. Get in touch to find out more about our accredited forklift driver training courses.