Novice Instructors

10 Day ITSSAR Accredited Instructor Course

This is a 10 Day Course to ITSSAR Standards (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register)

The candidates must have an operators licence issued by an accredited training company and have been using the forklift truck continuously for the past 12 months, or preferably have undergone refresher training within the last 6-12 months.  The Instructor can then train and test on pieces of equipment for which they themselves have an operators licence.

Candidates attending this course must also have the desire to teach.

Each trainee is assessed on the following elements throughout the course:

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1. Health and 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 you to pass an operators test with no more than 25 points.

Element 5 requires you to demonstrate your 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 your 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. You can provide your own transparencies for the lessons or you can use some provided by the tutor. You are to assume that you 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 you 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 you demonstrating a manoeuvre without any errors, explaining the demo, student participation, confirmation techniques and basic instructional techniques. You are to assume that you 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 you to carry out a practical lesson on a subject related to lift truck operations. This is to assess your ability on student participation, confirmation techniques, and basic instructional techniques. You are to assume that you 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 you to construct a test area and conduct and mark a basic skills test to ITSSAR standards and complete the relevant paperwork.

ELEMENT 9 requires you to write a report related to lift trucks i.e. a report on a student who has failed a course.

Each successful candidate is then registered as an ITSSAR Accredited Instructor and this accredited lasts for 5 years after which a 3 or 5 day refresher course is required.