The Ribble Valley course content is very comprehensive and so cardholders are able to use their skills when performing duties with any type of plant equipment, the course consists of 13 modules ( The course duration is one day for experienced candidates and up to two days for novice candidates. A maximum of four candidates can attend a novice course. Both courses culminate in a written and practical examination.
The assessment process is set by Ribble Valley and administered by the Instructor. It consists of two theoretical assessments and one practical. The theoretical assessments consist of a set of multiple choice and ‘open’ questions. The practical assessment is designed to identify whether the candidate has the appropriate practical skills to perform their duties on the required plant safely and efficiently.
Upon successful completion of the course every candidate will receive a certificate, and will be registered on the Ribble Valley database. The certificate are valid for three years, after which time refresher training and assessments will need to be undertaken.
The strength of Ribble Valley training comes from the technical and training knowledge on its Training Standards Committee. The Committee is made up of training and technical professionals from all the major loader crane manufacturers and importers within the UK. In addition, the Health and Safety Executive is represented. The Committee develops, consults upon and maintains all the training standards set by Ribble Valley