Tag Archives: Banksman

LGV drivers vulnerable to Mental Health Issues, warns RTITB

LGV Drivers Vulnerable to Mental Health Issues Warns RTITB

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 0.5 million workers were reported as suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2015/16*, including many within the transport and storage sectors. The UK’s largest Master Driver CPC Consortium RTITB is urging the industry to take action to help improve the …

Read More »

RTITB – Bad Backs Cost Billions – so what’s the cure?

RTITB Bad Backs Cost Billions so what is the cure

In 2015/16 a total of 8.8 million* working days were lost due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), which is reported to have cost Great Britain over £5 billion. With the transportation and storage sector experiencing significantly higher rates of WRMSDs, compared with the rates for all industries, RTITB, the preferred …

Read More »

LGV Instructor Training – Why bother? RTITB explains

LGV Instructor Training Why bother RTITB explains

A number of organisations offer LGV Instructor training and testing but, besides obtaining the initial LGV Driver licence and holding that for three years, there is no legally required qualification. So, what’s the point? Laura Nelson of RTITB explains why training is important and what to look for in a …

Read More »

RTITB  how to reduce risks when reversing trucks

RTITB how to reduce risks when reversing trucks

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), almost a quarter of all fatal incidents involving workplace vehicles occur during reversing*. To reduce the risk of incidents and near misses, the RTITB Instructor Academy is encouraging employers to implement suitable site rules and effective Vehicle Banksman and Yardshunter training. “Any …

Read More »