Instructor Development - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
5 days

Course Summary

On successful completion of training, instructors will be able to prepare, plan and present practical and theoretical instruction to a recognised standard on their site. They will be able to conduct and mark objectively practical tests, and complete the appropriate documentation.

  • Element 1: Health and Safety at Work: – Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Sections 2, 7 & 8, Work Equipment Regulations ? Regulation 9, Training, Management Health & Safety at Work Regulations  ?Employees duties’, Specific Legislation and Regulations, Approved Codes of Practice, Enforcement of Health & Safety
  • Element 2: Recommendations of Training: Selection of operators: Age, medical condition and level of intelligence, previous experience, Training of operators: Types of courses, Basic Training, Specific Training, Familiarisation Training, Conversion Training, Refresher Courses.
  • Element 3: Instructional Techniques: The role of the instructor, Learning (Incentives and Methods), Principles of Instruction, Simple job analysis, Preparation of lesson plans, Hints on speaking.
  • Element 4: Operators Ability: Undertake and pass an operators test, Carry out a pre-use checks, & pass a theoretical test.
  • Element 5: Classroom Lesson: Preparation, Instruction in logical sequence, Introduction/Link, Revision, Aim/Objective, Reason why, Incentive, Stages, Use of aids (white boards, models, Overhead projectors etc), The use of questions and answers, Confirmation, Summery, Look forward.
  • Element 6: Practical Demonstration: by each Delegate related to practical lift truck operation with constructive comments.
  • Element 7: Practical Lesson: A practical lesson by each Delegate on a subject related to lift truck operations.
  • Element 8: Basic Skills Test:  Delegates construct a test area and conduct & mark a basic skills test to ITSSAR standards, Complete relevant paperwork.
  • Element 9: Report, Certification and Training Records:, Report Content, Certificate of basic training, Employers Authorisation, Company training records, Further Training needs.

Assessment on all the above elements is carried out throughout the 5-day course. Failure to achieve an acceptable standard on any of these elements will necessitate further training. Registration cannot be applied for until all nine elements have been passed. We would recommend refresher/retraining is carried out on a 3/5 yearly period.

Who is it for?

Those identified as potential forklift instructors on-site. Trainees must hold a valid certificate of training on the equipment they are required to teach on.

You will need

Candidates will be required to bring suitable PPE along with them for the practical elements of this course.

Your skill level

They must have undergone a test by an accredited instructor within 12 months prior to the course, have the ability to adapt their approach to suit the needs of different trainees, be able to communicate effectively, and be able to lead and control.


Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

What accommodation is available?

There are a variety of hotels and B & B’s in the area. There is a list available to assist you with booking your stay.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.