We, at CoLa Training Services, are delighted to announce that our long lasting improvements to our facilites are now complete and in use.

It has been a mammoth task but is now done and looking good. It will give us the capability of running 2 practical courses indoors concurrently, improving the learner experience and giving us better timeliness of when we can accomodate training here at our Centre. We have also now got a part time instructor working with us meaning we have 4 instructors now who can deliver lift truck training, across a range of types, at any time. We are still providing the whole range of courses that we have for the last 18 years at our Training Centre.

Supervisors and 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.


Updates To Regulations


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.



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