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. 🙂

Forklift Training in Devon today

Today was day 2 of a 3 day counter balance forklift course for a long standing client, happy to keep supporting them with their development of their staff across all their shifts and departments.

The delegate is developing his skills nicely, here we see him negotiating the confined chicane with a 1000kg “live load” as part of his ongoing development.

This week’s Forklift Training in Devon

Happy to report that this week I am supporting two of the biggest companies in the South West with their forklift training. Starting with some counter balance training for 3 delegates, all of the staff have an excellent attitude towards learning and are progressing very well as they strive to aim for the highest standards possible.

ALLMI Lorry Loader Training in the South West

Yesterday was ALLMI Lorry Loader training in Cornwall. The delegate was experienced and had a few bad habits by his own admission, but he was happy to take advice to keep him at the required very high ALLMI standards.

Yesterday I also had my annual ALLMI audit, the auditor was very experienced and a great help to me. I try to gain more knowledge & information from all my experiences from the audit process. Pleased to say I passed with high marks awarded. But I never become complacent and take what I do very seriously. Many thanks to Leo Taylor from ALLMI for your time and input throughout the day, it was a pleasure to meet you!

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ITSSAR Forklift Training

This week has been spent training for a training company in Derbyshire. Some novice counter balance forklift training for 2 cracking delegates. Both were successful at the end of the course.

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