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Instructors must uphold the values of the instructor code of practice when delivering training on behalf of UK Rural Skills. Endeavouring at all times to instruct, to the best of their ability, in a non-discriminatory way. Instructors have ultimate responsibility for all the duties listed below and must abide by the principles set by UK Rural Skills at all times.
Instructors must also have met the pre-application requirements, by self-assessing against Principle 1 criteria to ensure they have met the required standard before they can be accepted onto the UK Rural Skills instructor register.
PRINCIPLE 1: Instructors must meet UK Rural Skills pre-application requirements.
1.1 - Hold a current CV showing industry experience (UK Rural Skills CV proforma)
1.2 - Hold appropriate technical/operator certificates and licenses (at the level or above)
1.3 - Hold a recognised teaching/instructional techniques training /qualification (or) A minimum of one year instruction/teaching experience
1.4 - Hold appropriate insurance cover
1.5 - Hold a current Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Qualification
1.6 - Hold a Health & Safety recognised training/qualification (or) Relevant Health and Safety experience/working knowledge
Or FAST TRACK Option
1.7 - Hold instructor/assessor approval with a recognised awarding or training organisation for example, AITT, ITSSAR, NPORS, RTITB, Lantra, City and Guilds
1.8 - Hold a current CV showing industry experience (UK Rural Skills CV proforma)
PRINCIPLE 2: Instructors should at all times adopt the highest degree of professionalism when delivering training.
2.1 - Maintain high standards of personal behavior, integrity, courtesy, and respect for others
2.2 - Maintain the strict confidentiality of personal information
2.3 - Openly disclose any conflicts of interest
PRINCIPLE 3: Instructors will seek to adopt the highest level of professional standards in their work and the development of their career.
3.1 - Instructors will seek to adopt the highest level of professional standards in their work and the development of their career.
3.2 - Maintain Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
PRINCIPLE 4: Instructors must provide a safe and healthy training environment
4.1 - Take reasonable care of own and other peoples welfare, health and safety
4.2 - Assess any significant risks prior to commencing any training activities
4.3 - Ensure that an adequate risk assessment is carried out and records are kep
4.4 - Ensure adequate emergency procedures are in place before training commences
4.5 - Ensure the training site and all equipment conforms to current legal requirements
4.6 - Ensure that no learner undertakes any activity beyond his/her physical ability and aptitude
4.7 - Maintain a level of physical fitness appropriate to the skills taught/assessed
4.8 - Conform to PPE appropriate to the skills being taught/assessed
4.9 - All accidents and injuries, however minor, and incidents must be reported to UK Rural Skills
4.10 - Ensure that all hold the appropriate licence/category for vehicles that are used for training
4.11 - Reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls
4.12 - Minimise exposure to manual handling risks
PRINCIPLE 5: Instructor must comply and keep up to date with Health and Safety legislation appropriate to the situation – the following is a recommended list
5.1 - Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA)
5.2 - Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations
5.3 - Manual Handling Operations Regulations
5.4 - Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
5.5 - Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations
5.6 - Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations
5.7 - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
5.8 - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
5.9 - The Control of Noise at Work Regulations
5.10 - The Control of Vibration at Work regulations
5.11 - Working at Height Regulations
5.12 - Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations
5.13 - Environmental Legislation
5.14 - Approved code of practice (ACoP)
5.15 - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
5.16 - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
PRINCIPLE 6: Instructors must familiarise themselves with the principles of UK Rural Skills policies
6.1 - Appeals and Complaints Policy
6.2 - Conflicts of Interest Policy
6.3 - Communications Policy
6.4 - Data protection Policy
6.5 - Environmental Policy
6.6 - Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
6.7 - Health and Safety Policies
6.8 - Malpractice and Maladministration Policy
6.9 - Managing Conflict of Interest Policy
6.10 - Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
6.11 - Risk Management Policy
6.12 - Safeguarding Policy
PRINCIPLE 1: Providers should at all times adopt the highest degree of professionalism when delivering training
1.1 - Maintain high standards of personal behavior, integrity, courtesy, and respect for others
1.2 - Maintain the strict confidentiality of personal information
1.3 - Will operate a complaints handling procedure and appeals process for the benefit of trainees
1.4 - Ensure that promotion or advertising of UKRS provision is not misleading
1.5 - Recognise that a UKRS course standard is only endorsed when delivered by an appropriate instructor and accompanied by an accredited UKRS Certificate
PRINCIPLE 2: Providers must provide a safe and healthy training/working environment
2.1 - Take reasonable care of own and other peoples welfare, health and safety
2.2 - Assess any significant risks prior to commencing any training and/or assessment activities
2.3 - Ensure that an adequate risk assessment is carried out and records are kept
2.4 - Ensure adequate emergency procedures are in place
2.5 - Ensure the training and/or assessment site and all equipment conforms to current legislation
2.6 - Conform to PPE appropriate to the skills being taught/assessed
2.7 - Ensure all users hold the appropriate licence/category for vehicles used in training/assessment
2.8 - Equipment used for the purposes of training/assessment comply with health and safety
PRINCIPLE 3: Providers must provide sufficient resources to support the appropriate delivery of training
3.1 - There are sufficient competent (and qualified if applicable) instructors who meet UKRS instructor code of practice
3.2 - Information, advice and guidance about training is provided to trainees
3.3 - Policies and procedures are in place and maintained
3.4 - Trainee information and details of achievements are accurately completed, and retained
3.5 - Trainee feedback is used to evaluate the quality of training
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Following considerable support from training providers and industry, UKRS has introduced an accreditation scheme aimed at improving standards of training and safety across the land based sector. UKRS promotes high standards of training and is dedicated to helping its members maximise safe operation within the industry.
As part of our accreditation service we will review your training against national/industry standards giving assurance that your training has been internally approved and quality assured by UKRS.
Accreditation options – (course owned by training providers/members which are submitted to UKRS for accreditation)
£50+vat: If you share your course standards with other members and upload to the UKRS web databank for other members to access.
£125+vat: If you wish your course to have restricted use and not be made available to other members nor appear on the open web databank.
Course name must reflect the content of the training.
The name of the course will appear on trainees’ certificates. Course titles cannot contain the words ‘Award, Certificate, Diploma, Apprenticeship or Level or any other descriptions that may mislead trainees to believe the course is a regulated qualification
This training course aims to give trainees knowledge, understanding and basic skills in the safe operation of telescopic lift trucks. It introduces trainees to maneuvering the machine both laden and unladen, stacked and de-stacked at various levels, daily pre-shift checks, refueling procedures, hazards and risks involved with driving telescopic lift trucks and to comply with health and safety legislation.
The length of training may vary depending on the objectives covered, the ratio of trainee/instructor and the ability and previous experience of the trainees. The delivery of training covers a mix of both theory and practical elements.
Training needs to contain clear performance objectives. We require a minimum of 8 performance objectives here are some examples:
Example of safe practice, state any legislation or health and safety regulations that are key to the training.
It is the responsibility of the training provider in consultation with the instructor to ensure that risk assessments have been carried out. During this training you must take account of the relevant worksite operational requirements, procedures and safe working practices.
The Approved Code of Practice (L117) for Rider- operated training lift trucks, operator training and safe use spells out what the Health and Safety Commission considers to be the minimum training standards.
Examples of site requirements:
Example: driving licence
Please outline if the trainee is required to undertake refresher training
Course durations must be considered and must not exceed a ratio that would compromise health and safety
Trainee ratio must be considered and must not exceed a ratio that would compromise health and safety
Young persons under the age of 18 years are often exposed to risks to their health and safety when using work equipment as a consequence of their immaturity, lack of experience of absence awareness of existing or potential risks. Therefore, such young people should not be allowed to operate lift trucks without supervision unless they have the necessary competence and maturity, as well as having successfully completed appropriate training (The Health and Safety (Young Persons) regulation 1997).
Training only is a course that is attendance only and no formal assessment has taken place.
Trainees will receive a certificate of attendance
Integrated training and assessment (ITA) is a course that has some form of assessment which is ongoing throughout the training course. Trainees will receive a certificate of training
Training and assessment is a course that delivers the assessment independent from the training for example at the end of the day or on a separate day. Trainees will receive a certificate of training.
Please tell us how your course will be delivered for example is it classroom based
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UK Rural Skills (UKRS) offer industry-standard, quality assured, accredited courses and training through our training provider membership scheme.
UK Rural Skills (UKRS) offer industry-standard, quality assured, accredited courses and training through our training provider membership scheme.