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Forklift operator ID eCards launch

15 July 2021

RTITB IS the first accrediting body to issue lift truck operators with electronic ID cards, as opposed to physical photo ID Cards.

MHE operator ID cards are important as they help to quickly identify the operator and ensure the person named on the training certificate is one and the same.

“We are committed to improving the safety of everyone in the supply chain,” explains RTITB MD Laura Nelson. “So, just like our existing physical National Operator Registration Scheme or ‘NORS’ ID card, the new electronic eCard shows employers that an operator has received the required training and obtained the necessary qualification to support safe operating practices.”

“During the pandemic there was huge demand for lift truck operators, and businesses had a need to get qualified operators up and running quickly and safely,” says Laura. “Whatever happens going forward, the new eCards will help speed things up, thanks to an average four-hour delivery time and our ability to dispatch them anytime, even during a national lockdown.”

On successful completion of RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck Operator training, or similar courses, the training provider will be issued with a link to the eCard via email. For data security reasons, a separate email will go to the employer or operator with a code to access and download the ID card. This means that if the training provider sends the email to the wrong person, no personal data is compromised.

Operators can use either an Apple or Android smartphone to save the card to their preferred digital wallet (Apple Wallet or Google Pay), and view, save, and print a PDF version of their card if they wish. A PDF eCertificate will also be an option for those without a smartphone. Once an operator has been issued with their RTITB eCard, any subsequent new or updated qualifications will be added to their card.

Information on the eCard will include the operator’s photo, name, and RTITB registration number, logos for RTITB and the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) logo, ABA truck code, where applicable plus the training provider’s name and website address. The course title and a QR code to easily verify operator qualifications will also be included.

For more information, visit www.rtitb.com