AITT & ITSSAR accredited trainer and examiner

For companies with a high number of forklift operators, it can make good sense to have your own lift truck trainer in house.

This course will equip trainees to develop their own lift truck training courses, and instruct potential operators in how to use forklifts in a safe and efficient way – to the standards set out by AITT, ITSSAR and the Health & Safety Executive’s Approved Code of Practice (L117).

Course duration:    10-day instructor training course;

                               4-5 day instructor re-registration course

Course contents:

  • HSW Act 1974, MHSW 1999, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998
  • Principles of instruction
  • Job analysis
  • How to use audio-visual aids
  • Preparing effective lesson plans
  • Lecture techniques
  • Classroom preparation and presentation
  • Preparing and presenting practical lessons
  • Testing and assessing
  • Writing good reports


Candidates are continuously assessed throughout the course, and the qualification is awarded when they have passed all nine course criteria:

1, 2 & 3                   Knowledge examinations based on course content

4                             Operating ability

5                             Classroom lesson

6                             Practical demonstration

7                             Practical lesson

8                             Basic skills test

9                             Report writing

Each successful candidate will become a CAT 1 registered AITT or ITSSAR Instructor. Registration lasts for five years, before needing to have their skills verified at a shorter, re-registration course.

Please note: To take part in the course, potential instructors must produce a recent certificate (6 months or less) of basic operating skills, along with a letter from an employer, confirming recent lift truck experience.

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