Certex UK – distributors of lifting and safety equipment and renowned trainers in the safe use of lifting gear – has won further accreditation from the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) – relating on this occasion to the calibre of the company’s training personnel.
Certex’s Training Manager, Mark Hoggard, and two of the company’s trainers, Hugh Donachie and Charles Gillespie, are now fully accredited as competent trainers by LEEA. They were each assessed by delivering live presentations on relevant aspects of the company’s training courses and answering detailed technical questions from Kevin Crilly, Senior Technical Officer with LEEA.
Certex has already won accreditation for three of its most popular industry training courses – the Lifting Gear Examination Course, a 2-day course covering all skills required by a lifting engineer to carry out periodic inspections of lifting gear in accordance with LOLER regulations; the LOLER and PUWER Course, aimed at managers and users looking to gain a better understanding of the legal requirements of the Statutory Instructions, and Wire Rope Socketing.
Accrediting the trainers themselves is a standard procedure as part of the company’s overall accreditation by LEEA and gives further reassurance to customers that the training they receive is of an exceptionally high standard.
‘This further reinforces Certex’s official accreditation from LEEA,’ said Training Manager, Mark Hoggard. ‘Certex has a long-standing reputation as a market leader in the instruction of rope inspection and industry regulations and we work hard to keep our course content continually up to date. It is an added bonus to have our trainers now individually verified by LEEA as well as the actual course content.’
Certex is going through LEEA accreditation on a further four training courses which will hopefully be complete by the end of the year.