Safety should be at the absolute forefront of every workplace, and Hird continues to provide a wide range of operator training courses, delivered by an expert team of instructors to its customers across the UK.
The powered access , glass handling and pick & carry crane hire specialists are based in Hull, Yorkshire, and can deliver training courses from its Northern, Central or Southern Depot.
The Hird training team has broken down the company’s training courses into six key areas. These are:
- Lifting courses
- Working at height courses
- Health and safety courses
- Forklift truck courses
- Construction plant courses
- NVQ assessments
One of the key areas above – Lifting – includes courses that are vital for those who are going to us a Hird mini crane or a Hird pick & carry crane.
The lifting courses include appointed person, crane supervisor, slinger signaller, lorry loaders and one of our most popular courses – crane operator training. Available at the Hird southern depot, central depot and Northern depot in Hull, crane operator training covers mobile crane training, crawler crane training, compact crane training, Valla , UNIC and Jekko crane training, along with overhead, gantry, pedestal and knuckle boom crane training.
Hird is accredited by RTITB (Road Transport Industry Training Board), PASMA(Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ And Manufacturers’ Association), and City & Guilds to deliver training courses. The crane hire professionals are also a fully accredited test centre for the CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) and NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme).
Hird is also accredited with IPAF (Independent Powered Access Federation), which promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment through its training courses amongst other things.
IPAF training courses include:
- Static vertical (1a)
- Vertical personnel platforms (static)
- Mobile vertical (3a)
- scissor lifts
- vertical platforms (mobile)
- mobile boom (3b)
- self-propelled booms
- (PAV) push around verticals
- static boom (1b)
- vehicle-mounted platforms
All training courses are available at highly competitive rates, and if customers are unable to get to a Hird training site, most can also be delivered at a customer’s own site if the facilities are suitable. Hird can also tailor training programmes to suit individual trainee or company needs.
For more information on training courses available, contact the training department today on 01482 481965 or email: [email protected]