Pivot Steer Conversion Course run in Worcester this week!

This experienced Counter balance operator was converted over to the companies Pivot Steer forklift earlier this week in a 1 day course run up in Worcester. The delegate demonstrated a safe attitude and a willingness to learn a new machine, which by his own admission was technically a harder machine to operate. Using these machines requires lots of practise (which he had) and a lot of concentration. Well done Sandro! Now stay safe!

Latest ALLMI Lorry Loader course run by SMC, we are as busy as ever!

Another return to a repeat client, this time putting 2 delegates through their paces on a beautiful sunny day in Devon today. Both experienced delegates attained the standard and demonstrated a safe attitude combined with good knowledge & sympathetic use of the lorry loader.

ALLMI Experienced Operator Course x 2 delegates

ALLMI Category obtained: D1 + E

Crane Max capacity: 11100kgs @ 2.57metres

Both drivers also gained 7 hours towards their Driver CPC re-qualification – which we can do! Just ask! email :

IPAF MEWP Training this week during lockdown 3!

So this week i have been in Plymouth at Devonport Royal Naval Dockyard providing staff with IPAF MEWP training. A cold but sunny and fresh day saw the delegates reach the standards required on both the 3a (Scissor Lift) and 3b (Cherry Picker) categories. Well done all concerned. If you need some MEWP training on site or need to discuss your individual training requirements contact Steve on : or ring 07870 901167.

Reach truck training with new Portable Barriers

This week has seen me completing a 3 day Electric Reach forklift course for a long standing client in Devon. Both operators demonstrated a good safe standard throughout the training, once the assessments had been completed we moved location to carry out some familiarisation & job specific training onto what the operators will be doing in the future. Its important to get new operators used to new tasks at a pace that does not put them under too much pressure.

Whilst the practical training was being carried out I took the opportunity to use my newly purchased portable magnetic barriers – these were fantastic at controlling the site staff that kept wandering to close to our training area. Quick and easy to use and re-locate I was left wondering why I had never used them before. I will use these every time I am in a warehouse location moving forward.

Contact Steve on 07870 901167 or email: to discuss your individual training requirements.

SMC Training Service Ltd is proud to have recently added yet another Accreditation to it’s portfolio

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

AITT is one of the former founders of the ABA, which was created in 2012 at the request of the HSE. This Organisation is the only Accrediting body in the ABA that is member run. I look forward to offering out this Accreditation in the coming weeks, once all of the background systems are in place. ACORNS is AITT’s operator upload data system – ACORNS – AITT Certificate of Operator Registration Number Scheme.

Yet another new and satisfied local custumer added to our portfolio

A fantastic place to go to for myself. Not too far to travel, and the nicest people you could wish to meet and engage with for the 2 days i was at Bays Brewery in Paignton, Devon. Really good & safe attitudes from all of the delegates whilst using the forklift at all times. Very interesting process which results in fantastic end products!! Which i had the pleasure of trying at the end of my time with Will & his staff. I highly recommend all of their products.

To discuss your specific training requirements email: or call : 07870 901167

ALLMI Lorry Loader Training in the South West


Even though we had 2 experienced operators, they have to demonstrate that they have the skills to reach the high standards required to qualify for the ALLMI Operator Qualification. Here the delegate demonstrates that he has control & smooth use of the Fassi 66 tonne/metre machine – capable of lifting 16,000kgs @ 3.4 metres. Once he has demonstrated this a couple of times. We move onto bigger loads!!!!!!

Touchdown……excellent! The “tag-line” man – stops the load from over rotating only with a tag line attached on opposing sides! Helping as part of a team to make it safe to execute the planned lift.

If you want the highest Lorry Loader qualification currently available in the UK, alongside DCPC hrs as well, contact Steve : or call 07870 901167 to discuss your training requirements.

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