In House Instructor Course
This is a 5 day course. A maximum of two operators can be trained on this 5 day course.
The candidate(s) must have an operators certificate from an Accredited Training Company (i.e. not an In House certificate). The operator must have attended a refresher course within the last 6 – 12 months. Confirmation is needed prior to attending the course. The In House Instructor can train, test and issue a certificate to their company’s employees only on trucks / equipment for which they themselves have an operators certificate for from an Accredited Training Company.
Candidates attending the course must also have the desire to teach.
Each trainee will be assessed on the following elements throughout the course:
1. Health & Safety at Work
2. Recommendations of Training
3. Instructional Techniques
4. Operators Ability
5. Classroom Lesson
6. Practical Demonstration
7. Practical Lesson
8. Basic Skills Test
9. Report Writing
Elements 1–3 are a 55 Multi-Choice question paper and 5 open questions. A 100% pass mark is required on all theory tests.
Element 4 requires the trainee to pass an operators test with no more than 25 points.
Element 5 requires the trainee to demonstrate their ability to conduct a classroom lesson on a theoretical subject related to lift trucks, i.e. Rated Capacity, Stability, Health & Safety at Work Act etc. This is to assess their basic instructional techniques i.e. the use of visual aids, question and answer techniques, use of overhead transparencies, writing of lesson plans, aims and objectives and classroom techniques. The trainee can provide their own transparencies for the lessons or you can use some provided by the tutor. The trainee is to assume that they are carrying out a five-day novice operator course. At the end of each lesson a critique will be given and any constructive points discussed and recorded on the course documentation.
ELEMENT 6 requires the trainee to carry out a demonstration on a lesson of the tutors choice related to practical lift truck operation, i.e. Figure of eight, ninety degree turns, stacking at high level etc. This is to assess them demonstrating a manoeuvre without any errors, explaining the demo, student participation, confirmation techniques and basic instructional techniques. The trainee is to assume that they are carrying out a five-day novice operator course. At the end of each lesson a critique will be given and any constructive points discussed and recorded on the course documentation.
ELEMENT 7 requires the trainee to carry out a practical lesson on a subject related to lift truck operations. This is to assess their ability on student participation, confirmation techniques, and basic instructional techniques. They are to assume that they are carrying out a five-day novice operator course. At the end of each lesson a critique will be given and any constructive points discussed and recorded on the course documentation.
ELEMENT 8 requires the trainee to construct a test area and conduct and mark a basic skills test to ITSSAR standards and complete the relevant paperwork.
ELEMENT 9 requires the trainee to write a report related to lift trucks i.e. a report on a student who has failed a course.
Assessment on all the above elements will be carried out throughout the five day course. If any of the trainees are referred on any of the above elements, further assessments will be required until they pass that element. This can be done on the course given the availability of spare time within the programme or can be carried out at a later date.
Each successful candidate is issued with a certificate of training achievement to confirm they have been trained to ITSSAR Standards, and also an ID card and these last for 5 year when a refresher course is required.