SMC Training Service Ltd

SMC Training Service Ltd is a Devon based business which offers both local and national service to its clients. We have been instructing for 15 years, and using MHE plant equipment for over 34 years.

Our Services

ALLMI Training Courses

The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers

AITT Training Courses

AITT the UK’s fastest growing accrediting body for workplace transport training. 

ITSSAR Training Courses

Independent Training Standards Scheme And Register

Safe Contractor Approved

Accredited Safe Contractor

Contact us to discuss your training needs

SMC Training Service

SMC Training Service Ltd is a Devon based business which offers both local and national service to its clients. We have been instructing for 15 years and using MHE plant equipment for over 34 years.

SMC Training Service Ltd is accredited and recognised by the following awarding bodies:


years MHE experience

Client Testimonials

“I found the course hard to start with, but as I went through the course Steve the Instructor explained to me different ways to do parts of the course, and put me at ease. I then found the course well laid out as I have never used a HIAB before. The trainer was good at his Job and I learnt a lot out of both of Steve’s courses.” R&M UTILITIES

“I was fortunate to have 1-2-1 tuition from Steve after a colleague was unable to attend the course. I had never operated either type of machinery before, Steve made me feel completely at ease. The training materials are brilliant! Info graphs, video clips and the health & safety and course information was all spot on.

Steve’s teaching style is second to none. Keeping the candidate engaged throughout. The practical training is also brilliant, allowing time for the candidate to observe demonstrations, practice and review their skills. Impeccable pass rate for obvious reasons.

I would highly recommend and trust Steve to deliver quality training 100% of the time, EVERYTIME.”


Sarah Hutter-Broad

“We are a small company with 6 staff who are trained to drive Fork Lift Trucks.  We were so impressed with the service that was provided by Steve during our initial training period that we invited him back to undertake refresher training 3 years later. Steve has proved to be efficient, cost effective and flexible enough to satisfy our training demands and we will definitely use him again in the future.”


2 Sisters Food Group Willand, have been using Steve Choat for 9 years for all our sites MHE training.

In that time, he has done a fantastic job for us and we have found Steve to be loyal, accommodating and professional by covering our different shift patterns and dealing well with different nationalities of staff.

He has also been extremely helpful in offering advice on the creation of some of our sites SSOW with regards to all our site’s MHE.

Steve’s vast experience and knowledge within the food industry has helped with the training required by 2SFG.

Moving forward we would like Steve to continue with our sites training and would not hesitate in recommending him to other companies. 2 SISTERS

Paula Phippen

The whole course was professionally conveyed, and well laid out in its planning. Steve did a fantastic job of getting the message across whilst also reminding us of our obligations to Health and Safety. Hylton, FOR FARMERS

Shift Supervisor

I had my first time Hiab & Slinger/Banksman course with Steve. The course was very well planned out, all of it was well explained and every area covered. I was made to feel confident and relaxed and had a good laugh & enjoyable time along the way. Would fully recommend to anyone wanting to use Steve. R&M Utilities

Jake Smith

Contact Us

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07870 901167

01803 844022

Registered Office: 7a Dartmouth Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 5AA