Forklift Training

RTITB Forklift training courses are recognised by the HSE and provide learners with the skills and knowledge to correctly, safely and legally operate a range of fork trucks in the workplace. Plantexpand Training caters for all workplaces, private individuals, and corporate clients. The syllabus includes:

  • Legislation
  • Principles of lifting
  • Operators code of conduct
  • Controls and instruments
  • Operating of hydraulic controls
  • Stacking and de-stacking pallets
  • Pre-use checks
  • Practical training
  • Loading and unloading vehicles
  • Static racking
  • Causes of instability of a truck and/or load

On completion of RTITB theory and practical tests, operators will be issued with an approved certificate and card, which will be registered on the RTITB database (NORS).

Novice Course

This course is run over 3 – 5 days, dependent upon number of delegates

(1 delegate 3 days, 2 delegates 4 days, 3 delegates 5 days).

Refresher Course

This course is run over a half-day to a full-day.

Aviation Safety Training (Incl. IPAF)

Aviation Safety Training

IPAF Operator Training Courses

(Mobile elevated work platforms –scissor lift/cherry pickers)

This course instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate various
types of MEWPs. Machine categories are 3a/1b/3b. One day trainings
are available for 1, 2 or 3 machine categories. The course syllabus includes;

  • Machine types
  • Legislation
  • Instability
  • Suspension traumas
  • Pre-use checks
  • Theory test
  • Practical session and test

This is a one day training course; successful delegates will receive an IPAF training certificate and PAL card which is valid for five years. This qualification is internationally recognised.

Harness Training

Harness Courses

This half day course is aimed at anyone working at height using individual fall prevention or protection.  The syllabus includes;

  • Correct use and inspection of harness
  • Types of harnesses
  • Spansets
  • Suspension trauma
  • Regulations
  • EN and CE markings
  • Life spans and recorded inspections

Manual Handling

Manual Handling

This is a half day course designed for any person who, as part of their duties, are in involved in moving any objects by manual force, whether lifting, pushing or pulling. This course covers correct lifting techniques, antonym of the back and the harmful effectives of incorrect lifting. The syllabus includes;

  • What is manual handling? As defined by the Manual Handling Regulations 1988
  • The duties placed upon the employer
  • The duties placed upon the employee
  • What is hazardous manual handling?
  • Risk assessments of manual handling
  • The function of the spine
  • Mechanical aids
  • Common manual handling injuries
  • HSE guidelines on safe lifting weights
  • Practical demonstrations

The Manual Handling regulations recommend refresher courses are taken every 12 months. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued by one of our Osteopath for Industry (OFI) instructors.

First Aid at Work

First Aid Courses

Emergency First Aid at Work

The emergency first aid at work course can be adapted to suit a particular audience and is ideal for low risk businesses, in line with the health and safety first aid regulations 1981. The first aid course is run over one day and includes both theory and practical sessions in a relaxed atmosphere. The syllabus includes;

  • First aid priorities
  • Managing incidents
  • Basic life support
  • Examination of a casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Regulations
  • First aid kits
  • Recording and reporting

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment, there is no final exam. The qualification is valid for three years, however, under the guidelines, it is strongly recommended that the first aid trained staff attend a half day update every 12 months.



First Aid at Work

Once qualified, holders of this First Aid at Work certificate can be used as first aiders in the work place, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This course can be adapted to fit a particular audience, for example, clerical or engineering staff. This course is run over 3 days and includes both theory and practical sessions. By arrangement, this course can be run on non-consecutive days. The syllabus includes;

  • First aid priorities
  • Managing incidents
  • Basic life support
  • Examination of a casualty
  • Unconsciousness
  • Control of bleeding
  • Fractures
  • Burns and scalds
  • Common illnesses
  • Heart attacks
  • Eye injuries
  • Dressings
  • Recording and reporting
  • Regulations
  • First aid kit

Students are independently examined on the final afternoon of the course. Upon successful completion, certificates are issued and are valid for 3 years. If a delegate has previously completed the 3 day course, and their certification is in date, or within 28 days after expiry, you may wish to consider the 2 day re-qualification course. Under the current guidelines it is strongly recommended that first aid trained staff attend a half day update every 12 months.


First Aid at Work Re-qualification Course

This course is run over 2 days and allows for re-certification of First Aid at Work qualified staff. The criteria are the same for the initial 3 day course. By arrangement the course can be run on non-consecutive days.

Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

AED is well established as the only effective therapy for cardiac arrest. The scientific evidence to support early defibrillation is overwhelming. The programme is based on theory and lots of practical sessions. The course is run over a half day.

Fire Marshall Training

Fire Marshall Training

This course is for those people who have been given the role as a fire marshal in the event of an emergency. The course covers the role of evacuation producers, correct use of fire extinguishers, fire safety inspection, escape routes and regulations. This course is approximately 6 hours, depending on number of delegates. The syllabus includes;

  • Health and Safety legislation and regulation
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Fire causations and the fire triangle
  • Fire prevention
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Responsibilities
  • Inspections
  • Bradford City Football Club fire
  • Types of extinguishers
  • Safe use of extinguishers
  • Practical inspection of the work place
  • Practical examples of correct use of extinguishers

On completion of this course a certificate in line with The Fire Safety Order 2005, will be issued and is valid for 12 months.

Confined Space Training

Confined Spaces Courses

This is a 1 day course designed for companies who will be entering areas classed as confined spaces, where there may be a risk to life or serious injuries. The course syllabus includes;

  • Confined spaces regulations 1997 and its approved code of practice
  • All other work regulations
  • Case studies
  • Risk assessment
  • Prevention
  • Safe working
  • Plant and equipment
  • Use of gas detection equipment
  • Use of self-contained breathing apparatus sets
  • Use of personal protection equipment, winch and safety lines
  • Harness training
  • Ventilation equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Daily checks
  • Test certificates
  • Methods of communication
  • Personal hygiene
  • Emergency and rescue procedures
  • First aid
  • Fire safety
  • Practical sessions

Working at Height

Working at Height Training

Working at height courses are bespoke to each client and their HSE and organisation-specific requirements, in addition to advice from RSPOA.
Why, How and When are key factors in relating to ascertaining and tailoring the specific curriculum to deliver.

All content follows a hierarchy of controls intended to help Avoid, Prevent and Arrest, and we always ask the question. "Can the work be safely carried out from the ground?"

There is much more to this course than can effectively be put into words, and a lot you may not know, such as working at height also applying to workers below ground! To find out more and let us know about your needs, please contact us to find out more.