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Latest COVID-19 advice from AITT

AITT (Association Of Industrial Truck Trainers) have released the following statement based on the national lockdown affecting England from November 5th.

To read their advice please visit this link -

Some key points to take from the statement include -

  1. Both AITT and RTITB are keen to stress the importance of continuing to provide keyworkers with adequate forklift operator training following the announcement of a second national lockdown starting on 5th November 2020.
  2. Only deliver training in a COVID-secure environment
  3. Do everything possible to group candidates for training so that candidates from different locations and/or employers are not mixing unnecessarily
  4. Do not travel or deliver in-person training if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms, are sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace
  5. As of 2nd November the HSE has not issued any 'certificate extensions' and have no plans to, therefore refresher operator training should continue.

Based on the above guidance we reiterate the following measures must be followed for any AITT courses -

  1. All normal risk assessments take place (including our Pandemic policy, which we shared in May 2020 - attached)
  2. There are no more than 3 trainees for any one session (normal ratios apply for each course, which can be found in the UKRS course standards)
  3. Social distancing can be observed at all times (the 2 metre rule)
  4. PPE is available/provided for the duration of the training
  5. There are adequate handwashing facilities for all participants
  6. Equipment is thoroughly sanitised between users
  7. Trainees are all from the same employer - no mixed learner groups
  8. Face coverings are worn where appropriate.

If you have any further questions please let us know. Contact us on via email on or phone 01366 500050.

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