Richard Dainty is very, very persuasive about the benefits of the spider crane training Hird provides.
The Hird training manager has been responsible for training hundreds of spider crane operators, and many more using other machinery, such as pick and carry mini cranes, cherry pickers and scissor lifts.
The bottom line, he says, is getting the right spider crane training is good for your business – oh, and you will be breaking the law if you don’t have it.
Richard says: “I’m always being asked two questions when it comes to training and spider cranes: why do I need it, and what benefits are there for my company and my employees.”
There are many ways to answer these questions, he says, but the best way is to list the seven key benefits of spider crane training from Hird.
- Spider crane training is a legal requirement. Richard says: “All employers have a legal duty to train their staff on machinery they are required to use for the job. Spider cranes are no exception.
- The spider crane training delivered by Hird is to a nationally-recognised scheme. The most common compact crane training Hird provides is CPCS which is recognised by large industry bodies, such as the UK Contractors Group and the Major Home Builders Group.
- The trained operative gains the credibility of a qualification and valued industry skills – and use of spider cranes is growing in many key sectors, including construction and facilities management.
- Basic spider crane training delivered by Hird can be a route to higher skills development through the NVQ process, so it supports career development.
- For employers, there is the opportunity to create a more skilled, motivated and productive workforce.
- Good spider crane training increases safety in the workplace, reducing accidents, and the losses associated with them.
- Finally, being able to prove to clients that you value training and provide a safe and productive spider crane lifting service opens up new business opportunities.
Richard said: “We are a fully-accredited CPCS Test Centre, and can also offer A66 Compact Crane Endorsement A (spider crane) training and testing.
“This training can be undertaken at any one of our test centres in Hull, East Yorkshire, or at our operation centre for London and the south east in Redhill, Surrey.
“We also offer Compact Crane Endorsement B A66 training and testing, for industrial pick and carry cranes.
“We can provide spider crane and pick and carry mini crane training courses for novices and experienced candidates, arranging both the training and final testing around your work commitments.”
Richard said: “This experience in the crane and lifting industry means our training clients can trust us to deliver the qualifications they need to prosper as a business, and to build strong crane operator and management careers in their industry.”
For more information about spider crane training from Hird, contact Hird Training: 01482 481965.