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.

Counter Balance training for a repeat client in the South West

Always good to be close to home when working rather than the other side of the country, standards are still set & more often met by the delegates. The 2 delegates on this counter balance course were excellent, and after a period of familiarisation training from their company will no doubt go on to help the production flow using the forklifts on site.

Forklift Training in the South West

So when we do Forklift training we endeavour to make it as difficult as possible for the delegates, we do have guidelines over the space allowed in a pallet chicane, here the delegate demonstrates near perfect position to get the loaded forklift (combined gross weight of over 5900kgs) around both of the 90 degree left & right hand turns. A fair degree of practice and understanding goes into this prior to them being this good at it, and me picking the knocked over pallets up where they are learning this skill. People do ask “When am i likely to use this skill again?”

In tight situations you will remember how the machine is able to turn through 90 degree’s – whether its any where on the current sight, or even in the future on another tight site or area. Its something that stays with the operator for as long as they drive the machine.

To discuss your training requirements call Steve on 07870 901167 or email:

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