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Instructor Skills Mapping

AITT Launch Instructor Skills Mapping

AITT are pleased to announce after much consultation with our standards committee, hashtagAITT registered instructors are now able to “Skills Map” ABA categories across multiple truck types, based on the instructors quailifications. (e.g A5, automatically awards you A1)

7 January 2019


AITT Launch Re-Branded Registration Database

Our operator registrations have been re-branded ACORNS (AITT Certification of Operator Registration Scheme. Each Registration undergoes a 17 point check to make sure it complies to AITT & ABA standards, providing piece of mind to the end user by having a HSE recognised qualification... And all for less then £2+VAT!

18 October 2018

AITT appoints new General Manager

AITT would like to welcome Adam Smith as our new General Manager who starts his role on 9th April 2018.  Adam Smith, who has a richly experienced career in workplace transport training, joins the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers with the aim of increasing membership, providing even greater support for existing members and bringing new ideas based on a close understanding of the needs of instructors who deliver the training. In addition to this, Adam will contribute to the development of the of the Accrediting Bodies Association (ABA) Workplace Transport.  Announcing the appointment, AITT Chairman Mark Asplen said: “I believe we have the ideal candidate in Adam Smith. He brings a wealth of experience in the sphere of MHE training having worked at senior level for both an international manufacturer and a leading national training provider within this sector.

6 April 2018

PPTs and LLOPs with flip down platform

Following discussions at the last ABA meeting, all PPTs and LLOPs that have a flip down platform will now be categorised as A1. This is because all flip downs are operated in the pedestrian mode and are only used to transport in the rider mode.

25 April 2017

New Transport Groupings

Effective immediately, the ABA have introduced new Workplace Transport Groupings:

25 April 2017

AITT Moves Home

As AITT settles into the new home, we thought that you might like to see what it looks like!

24 March 2017

AITT Changes Location

On Tuesday 14th March 2017, The AITT Offices will relocate to: Unit 4, Grange Farm Business Park, Hugglescote, Leicester LE67 2BT

10 March 2017

Container Terminal in Court

London Container Terminal (Tilbury) Limited (LCT) has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when the ‘straddle’ carrier he was driving overturned at Tilbury Docks in November 2014. Go to full story

23 February 2017

Steel Worker Suffers Life Changing Injury

The HSE have published details of an incident involving an overhead crane. Click here for story

20 February 2017

The Latest Training Standard for Counterbalance and Reach

On 1st February 2017 the ABA issued a new training standard for Counterbalance and Reach Trucks. Although the standard states that this is for B1, D1 and D2, it also includes B2 and B3. This standard must be fully in place by 1st September 2017. To download your own copy Click here

14 February 2017

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