Supervisors / managers responsibilities
There is a need for their work employees to be supervised to ensure that standards of operation and safety are not being compromised in the pursuit of efficiency and time scales. Training for this type of work is based on management requirements and not operational skills as a machine operator. Are your managers and supervisors adequately trained for this type of work? If not get them trained, it is cheaper than a prosecution following an accident.
Do you keep records of all the training your employees do. Good records are always a good foundation to build suitability and quality of training on as well as proving training previously undertaken.
Breaking news. COVID update. Driver CPC courses can now restart from 12 April so we will be posting new dates on Upcoming Courses page so please look there if you are looking for DCPC. Don't forget that you can do an Emergency First Aid course and have DCPC accreditation for it at the same time and pay aminimal amount extra to get 2 qualifications on the same course.
Updates To Regulations
COVID 19, coronavirus. We are still open for training under a different situation to 'normal' and have implemented precautions to remove as much risk as possible. All learners are asked, on arrival, to check they have no symptoms themselves and that they have not been in contact with anyone known to be infected with COVID 19. We have a temperature check requirement, hand sanitising and hand washing facilites. Anyone developing symptoms during a course will be asked to leave the course and go home to self isolate. The premises are deep cleaned as required to reduce risk of transfer as much as possible.
BREAKING NEWS: Telescopic lift truck operator stopped on the highway, by police, and given notice of prosecution for carrying a load on the front of the machine. Not only is this breaking the law it is also potentially dangerous because of obscured visibility. Please use common sense and do not do this. We are entering the time of year when bale leading tempts people to take this shortcut to get 1 extra bale home with each trip. THINK, is it worth the risk of an accident and associated problems or even just a £100 ticket and 3 points on the license? If you were not aware that this is breaking the law perhaps you should consider a refresher course to get up to date with regulations.
If you are not sure that you are aware of the latest in rules and regulation changes why not book a refresher course to bring your supervisory staff up to speed. Courses can be tailored to suit your work environment and situation making them totally relevant to your business.
Cost of these types of courses is much less than the cost of even a minor accident and associated investigations / downtime / loss of business operation for investigations.