Are You and Your Team Up to Date with your Training Certification?

16th October, 2017

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Whether you are hiring new plant operators or already have experienced operators, competent and safe operation is crucial to maintaining an efficient and safe working environment. MTS Plant provide Lantra Award operator training for novices as well as experienced operators.

We provide professional, reliable and high quality operator training for safe and efficient operation of forward tipping dumpers, skid-steer loaders and excavators.

Importance of Refresher Training

It is important that even experienced plant operators take up refresher training. This ensures that they maintain good operational habits and gather new skills as appropriate. This is a perfect opportunity to also have their competence re-assessed.

The Health Safety Executive (HSE) mandates that operators undertake refresher training courses every 3 to 5 years depending on the level or the risk associated. Of course, more frequent training (at least once a year, where appropriate) is recommended to ensure your operators keep up with all the changes and updates in the plant operation regulations.

In February 2016, HSE announced newer and stricter guidelines would be introduced to ensure untrained operators and operators with expired policies do not come in the way of the safety of others on the site.

The new guidelines make it very clear that in the case of fatal/serious accidents, organisations will face a fine of 10% of their turnover at the very least, and fines have already been issued in excess of £1m.

Learn from our Experienced Trainers

MTS Plant provide professional and reliable training. Learn from one of our knowledgeable and experienced trainers and ensure your operators are up to speed with our practical and real world training at our centre in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

With over 25 years’ experience in the field supplying plant equipment, we can help you carry out safe and competent plant operation. Our training courses last between 1 and 5 days and the schedule can be customised to suit your requirements.

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We train individual operators as well as businesses from a variety of industries including ground workers, councils, and civil engineers among others.

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Andy Richardson – Wetherby Tool Hire

We have been working with MTS Plant for just over 12 months now and have found their service and support second to none. Vanessa, Jenny, Matt and the team are fantastic and will always go the extra mile to meet our requirements. We have regularly used MTS Plant for Dumper and Excavator hire throughout this period and have found their range of machinery very reliable & of excellent quality. I would 100% recommend MTS Plant Hire.

Mark Dormer – Contracts Manager – Furness Brothers Ltd

We have used MTS Plant for a number of years and have been constantly impressed by the service provided. We work in a quick-moving industry where our requirements for small machine hire can be at short notice and highly varied. MTS Plant manages to keep us supplied with quality machines along with great customer service. We look forward to driving our business forward knowing that we have the resources to satisfy our customers needs without the high expense of owning our own machines.

John Cassidy – Travis Perkins

MTS has been a great company to cross hire small plant in for our customers. The great thing about MTS is the friendly staff who are very committed to making sure Travis Perkins is a priority customer and will move things around in their daily transport too fit urgent orders in. Myself and my team now use Mts as our first point of call as we have confidence in how the business works from the staff to the machines themselves.

Paul Kinsella – Easy Driveways

MTS has arranged for us at times very short notice the most diverse ranges of hire equipment, even nationwide. We first started using MTS a few years ago now an don’t hesitate to call the well mannered and excellently informed staff, We have experienced difficulties when on hire and the response was second to none, from the delivery drivers to the mechanic’s, the professional advice and service we haven’t matched anywhere in my 32 years in construction.

The branch at Leigh is always ready to accommodate our needs and they do it with a cheerful professional manner every time.

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