Material Handling

Materials Handling

LS&C are an ITSSAR (The Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register) accredited training company for both Operators and Instructors.

Our courses cover Company and Operator responsibilities with regard to The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), and Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. All training is compliant with the Health and Safety Commissions Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (L117).

Training can be delivered at one of our training centres or at your premises (subject to suitability)


Operator Courses are available at Novice, Experienced (uncertified) Operator and Refresher levels in the following categories

CAT A – Pedestrian Operated Forklift truck
CAT B – Counterbalance Forklift Truck
CAT C – Sideloader
CAT D – Reach Truck
CAT E – Order Pickers
CAT F – Vary Narrow Aisle
CAT G – Container Handlers
CAT H – Tow Tractor
CAT J – Rough Terrain & Telescopic Handlers
CAT P – Pivot Steer; commonly referred to as Bendi or Flexi
CAT T – Truck Mounted; commonly referred to as Moffett
CAT Z – Manually operated trucks suck as Pallet Trucks

(See BITA Groups for Sub-categories)

Accredited training is also available in:

Commercial Vehicle Tail Lift
Lorry Mounted Crane: commonly referred to as HIAB
Overhead Gantry Crane
Slinger Signaller
Manual Handling

Instructor Training

In order to become an accredited ITSSAR instructor you will need to attend a 10 day intensive training course. Our approved instructor courses offer experienced operators a direct route into delivering quality lift truck training themselves. They provide individuals with the necessary expertise to instruct in line with industry standards.

Once completed the qualification lasts for 5 years then 5 day requalification course is required.
Instructors qualified from other awarding bodies, such as RTITB, can attend a 5 day assimilation course to obtain ITSSAR accreditation.

FLT Associated Training

To ensure the safety of everyone involved in warehouse operations, training should extend to non-operators. Whether these are the managers and supervisors responsible for operators, or the banksmen who assist in the movement of lift trucks, they should be fully equipped to minimise the risk of an accident in the workplace and therefore promote a safe working environment, saving money and claims.
Training in Management and Supervision of Lift Truck Operations is available and accredited by ITSSAR.

Just contact us for help and further information.