Mechanical Handling Courses can be completed at Elgin or on your own premises, call for details.

Mechanical handling equipment makes the job easier and safer, but only safer where the operator is correctly trained. In fact the operation of mechanical handling equipment by persons who are not correctly trained is a very high-risk business. In recent months the size of fines for inappropriate use which have lead to accidents have escalated and are now often in excess of £80,000. Further, don’t expect your insurers to pick up the tab for compensation to injured employers if you are not complying with the rules.

We take mechanical handling very serious. That’s why our trainers/examiners and training centre are accredited to the Road Training Industry Training Board (RTITB) for providing counterbalance forklift training. Further, operators trained by us are eligible for entry onto the National Operators Register (NOR’s). Our trainers are retrained and assessed by RTITB every five years to ensure they maintain the skill levels necessary to ensure the quality of the training they give, further McPherson Training has to pass a stringent annual audit from the same operation to ensure our training facility, certificating and recording systems meet the requirements of the accrediting body.

Training can be provided for counterbalance forklift trucks in our own training centre or on client’s premises. All other mechanical handling training is provided on client’s premises and their own equipment.

As well as initial operator training we are able to provide the required training for supervisors of mechanical handling operations. It is also a recommendation that operators of this type of equipment should have a three yearly refresher plus retraining after a long period of absence or post accident.

We can provide training for the following equipment types:

  • Counterbalance forklift
  • Rough terrain forklift
  • Reach trucks
  • Telescopic handlers
  • Working platforms
  • Lorry mounted crane