Counter Balance Forklift Training in Devon

Another excellent 3 day forklift course completed for a long standing client, 3 very good delegates who listened attentively & took on board all instruction given. Showing in their very good driving standard on the machine in the photo’s. To discuss your training requirements email Steve:

Site Dumper Training in Devon this week!

This week finds me in North Devon helping out with some construction site training on a sub contract basis. Training operators on both 6 & 3 tonne forward tipping dumpers.

IPAF MEWP Training in Devon





IPAF 1B MEWP training carried out for these 3 gents in Exeter, all experienced operators. All very comfortable on their own machine. A pleasure to meet and work with you guys.

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ITSSAR Accredited Forklift Training completed today…before the rain came!

So today I completed a 3 day forklift course at Brixham Fish Quay. We actually finished in the awful weather, I was soaked alongside the delegates. But face the challenges we did and both of the delegates reached the required standard. We made the best of having literally no space available to us within a “live” working fishing harbour (one of the busiest in the UK). Get in touch if you have any training queries.


Why people need to be trained correctly!

Banksman Case Study October 2019

When I conduct any training, its important for all delegates to understand why they must have training, I make an effort to show them “real” case studies, incidents and accidents that change people’s lives forever! Machine’s can be fatal – if the operator has no idea what they are doing. I try to keep it real, I try to be fair – and I explain why they sometimes also are not at the standards required. I do not pass people because they happen to be nice, they pass due to them having listened and then put into practice what I need to see. Please keep safe out there – whatever machine you operate. Maintain visual awareness at all times.

ITSSAR Accredited Telehandler training in Devon

Over the past two Saturdays I have been training a private delegate that contacted me to obtain his first Telehandler Operators Certificate, so we have spent the best part of two days getting his skills up to the required standard so that he was able to pass his Operators practical skills assessment. He has used a variety of attachments over the two days – pallets forks, various size loading buckets and a Hydraulic “Dumpy bag” filler attachment. The delegate was even tasked with taking this road legal machine for a spin around the industrial estate where we were in Dawlish, Devon – after he had set the machine up for road travel mode!

A massive thanks goes out to Todd from M & D Plant Hire in Dawlish, for the use of their facilities for this two day course!

SMC Training Service Ltd are able to deliver IPAF MEWP training through partner training companies upon request & arrangement

So today Thursday 28th November found me carrying out some IPAF MEWP training for a large client in the South West in Plymouth. I am doing more and more sub contract work by prior arrangement with several IPAF training centres. If you require IPAF MEWP training contact me and I can put you in touch with one of my contacts. A damp day, but the delegates coped well with the challenging conditions to all reach the required standards.

The SMC Training Service work horse has a Spa & Pampering day!

This vehicle is the backbone to getting me to my clients wherever they are. So its only right that its looked after every now and again. Many thanks to Atlas Valeting for a cracking job done, getting “her” gleaming again after a full day’s pampering!

ALLMI Accredited Lorry Loader Training carried out over a weekend – 09th & 10th November 2019

So last weekend we worked through a weekend (finishing on Sunday evening in the dark) to help get a new clients operators their ALLMI Lorry Loader qualifications. All delegates achieved the required standard, after the practical elements were assessed. A period of familiarisation & specific training is now recommended for the 3 delegates working with their more experienced colleagues for them to learn on the job training. Good luck to all – ALLMI Slinger/Signaller training has been recommended to them to help them understand how to safely lift & attach different loads and how to use different types of lifting accessories.

Teamwork makes the Dreamwork!!

A massive thanks from myself to this fantastic team of translators from 2 Sisters Food Group at Willand who took the time to translate the Forklift & PPT Theory questions into their own respective languages. This will save lots of time for the new delegates being trained on site moving forward from now on. Many thanks to (from left to right) Alvydas, Sergiu, Stanislav & Justyna. A great effort from a great team of people. 🙂

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