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20 Years of Training Excellence

Excell is a training company with a 20-year track record of high- quality training provision. Our satisfied customers include 100s of businesses, from Multinationals to Sole Traders.

We can help keep your staff eligible to work in line with the legal framework. We offer RTITB, National Plant (NPORS), IPAF and PASMA accredited training courses, or we can provide In- House Certification, an affordable way to meet HSE criteria.

Courses are delivered by our team of fully qualified and experienced instructors, either at our bespoke training centre in Greater Manchester or on your own premises anywhere in the North of England, Midlands or Wales. If training on-site, we can tailor courses to your specific trucks and tasks.

If your staff need training this year, or you have any questions about the latest regulations, then we’d love to help. Give our friendly team a call on 0161 813 2575 to discuss your requirements today.

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Introduction

Excell is a Fork Lift Truck Training Company in Manchester. We offer Novice Courses, Operator Courses and Refresher Courses on Counterbalance and Reach trucks, on Pedestrian Stackers, Sideloaders, Moffett, HIAB (Lorry Loaders), Telescopic, MEWPS (Elevated Work Platforms) and Plant Machinery (Bobcat, Dumper, Masted and Mini Digger) plus Signalling, Slinger, Vehicle Banksman and many other specialised training courses at our Little Hulton, Manchester site.

At Excell Lift Truck Training Ltd. we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality training in a relaxed, informal environment.

Here, private individuals and company employees alike benefit from the extensive experience of our highly qualified training staff using only the latest training techniques and modern equipment.

We offer a commitment to quality to all our trainees, and monitor their progress and development closely to ensure that they reach the required standard prior to their final assessment. In addition to quality accredited training, Excell also offers a support service to individuals and companies following the successful completion of courses, and we will offer advice and assistance as required. This additional support is seen as an integral part of the service we provide and is free of charge.

The Excell philosophy can be summed up in two words: QUALITY and COMMITMENT.

We hope you will enjoy exploring our website and that we will hear from you in due course. Read the information below to find out why you should consider Excell for your training needs.

About Excell – Who Are We?

Excell Lift Truck Training Ltd. has been delivering professional training to companies and individuals since 1994 and has developed a reputation for providing quality training and outstanding customer service. We take pride in our “best value” approach and are always striving to improve our range of services. We also offer a professional consultancy service, which can be tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers, covering such matters as risk assessment, induction training, training needs analysis and warehouse and equipment operational advice.

We have a fully equipped training centre based in Little Hulton, Manchester, which uses the latest training techniques and a range of modern trucks. In addition we can train on customer’s own premises, if preferred. The centre has both R.T.I.T B. and NATIONAL PLANT (NPORS) Accreditation and our qualified and experienced instructors/examiners are listed on each National Register of Approved Instructors. We also operate to the ISO 9000:2000 Quality Standard.

The quality of training provided by Excell Lift Truck Training Ltd. ensures that operators are made fully aware of safe working practices whilst developing the confidence to become productive and efficient members of the team.

We hope you find our website stimulating and that we will hear from you in due course. You can contact us via email, phone, fax, or by calling in to our Training Centre where we will be very happy to show you around and discuss your requirements in greater detail.

So whether you are a company developing your employees or an individual looking to train, retrain, or to update your existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today.

Tina Pearson

Managing Director Tina founded Excell 20 years ago and is also a hugely popular instructor/examiner inside companies large and small.

Darren Ruth

Instructor / Examiner Darren is an instructor with a detailed understanding of both working and training in the materials handling industry.

Ryan Briggs

Apprentice Ryan is our marketing and business administration apprentice. He’s on hand to help your booking run smoothly.

Michael McCarthy

Lead Instructor/ Examiner Mick is our lead instructor with over 15 years experience training in warehouse and plant environments.

Stephen Birch

Instructor / Examiner Steve is an experienced instructor who has taught >1000 trainees across warehouse and transportation companies.

You?

Qualified Instructors We’re always on the look out for talented and experienced instructors to join our team on a contractor basis. If that’s you, give us a call on 0161 813 2575.

Information For Individuals

Why You Should Train

Do you know that as a trained FLT operator, there is always a job for you!

Numerous opportunities exist for trained operators in industry, warehousing and construction.  Companies who are actively recruiting will usually prefer to employ someone who already holds an accredited certificate of training.

GET TRAINED !! – GET THAT JOB

To discuss your requirements in more detail, contact us today.

What Opportunities Are Available For Trained Operators?

Numerous opportunities exist for trained operators in industry, construction and warehousing, either as a dedicated function, or as part of other responsibilities. These opportunities can be either temporary or permanent.

Licensed Reach operators, in particular, are always at a premium with agencies whose contracts may be long or short term, in which case valuable and varied experience can be gained. In addition there is always the possibility that these contracts can lead to permanent positions.

Other companies who are actively advertising or looking to recruit employees will usually prefer to bring someone on board who already holds a recognised certificate of training.

Proof of test within a maximum period of 3 years is usually looked for.

So whether you are an individual looking to train, retrain, or to update your existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today

Why You Need Proof Of Qualification

In order to satisfy the stringent requirements of Health & Safety law, an increasing demand is now being placed on all areas of industry, commerce and individuals alike for quality training.

As a result, proof of training is now mandatory. HSE recognises RTITB and National Plant as awarding bodies, as the training complies with the Approved Code of Practice (L117). RTITB have introduced a National Operators Registration Scheme (NORS) and National Plant have introduced their own National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS).

New employers and agencies are now asking for this standard of training. In-house training is not recognised very often as it has not been carried out by accredited instructors.

So whether you are an individual looking to train, retrain, or to update your existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today.

Why You Need NORS & NPORS Accreditation

Both schemes are centralised registration and certification systems for Lift Truck operators and other mechanical handling equipment drivers.

Why has NORS / NPORS been introduced? To:

  • Eradicate counterfeit operator certificates issued by trainers who are not properly accredited by RTITB or NPORS.
  • Align with potential and forthcoming European and other international requirements, and to provide internationally recognised and transferrable records of training and competence
  • Reinforce adherence to training standards by only certificating and registering fully acredited training
  • Raise confidence in operator training, competence and qualification to support high quality training provided by accredited training organisations

So whether you are an individual looking to train, retrain, or to update your existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today.

Why Choose Excell For Your Training?

At Excell Lift Truck Training Limited we take pride in the quality of our training programmes and offer a lively relaxed approach to training.

What sets us apart, we believe, is that we enjoy our role and take an active interest in the relevance of our courses to your specific needs and to the progress and development of each trainee. Where problems exist, we identify those problems and work closely with the individual to try to resolve matters, prior to a test situation, thus ensuring that everything possible is done to achieve the required result.In addition, we offer a support service to all individuals whereby upon completion of the course, we are still on hand to offer advice or assistance as required. This is seen as an integral part of the service which we offer and is undertaken free of charge.

We have a fully equipped Training Centre based in Little Hulton, Manchester, which uses the latest training techniques and a range of modern trucks.

So whether you are a company developing your employees or an individual looking to train, retrain, or to update your existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today.

Who Should You Contact?

For informal and impartial advice, contact Tina, Mick or Michelle today on: 0161 790  4603  or click here for our email enquiry form.

Whether you are an individual looking to train, retrain, or to update your existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today.

Information For Companies

Why Your Employees Need Training

  • To ensure compliance with regulations relating to the driving of lift trucks and related equipment – employers must ensure that all operators they employ, both new and existing, are adequately trained and, when necessary, provide for their additional or refresher training.
  • To avoid accidents and incidents – which can result in personal injury, downtime, damage to buildings, plant and equipment, detailed investigation by HSE and even to prosecution.
  • To improve staff confidence and morale – quality, job related training with the emphasis on safe and efficient working practices develops operator confidence and encourages them to become productive and efficient members of the team.
  • To improve productivity AND GAIN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE

Consider:

  • Is your staff training up to date?
  • Are your records properly maintained?
  • Do you need to update skills for new or existing equipment?
  • Are your Managers and Supervisors aware of their responsibilites?

If the answer to any of these is NO, or you are unsure, then give us a call or drop us an email to fix the problem.

Gain the advantage and contact us today.

What Is Compliance? Is Your Business Covered?

In order to comply with their duties under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 and general duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers must ensure that all operators they employ, both new and existing, are adequately trained and, when necessary, provide for their additional or refresher training.

The HSE Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) provides advice, guidance and acts as a yardstick for employers in assisting them to comply with the above legislation.

(A) Initial Training

The training of operators to use stacking rider-operated lift trucks (“rider-operated” means any truck capable of carrying an operator and includes trucks controlled from both seated and stand-on positions, which may be fixed or fold-away) should follow a carefully devised programme and an instructor should assess the operator throughout its duration. Additionally, operators are required to pass both a practical and theoretical test of the skills and knowledge needed for safe operation on all types of lift truck and attachments that they will or could be required to use in their work and should consist of the following elements:

1. Basic Training

The basic skills & knowledge required for safe operation.

2. Specific Job Training

Knowledge of workplace and experience of any special needs & handling equipment.

3. Familiarisation Training

Practical operation on the job under close supervision

(B) Refresher Training

There is a further obligation on employers which states that any training, once given, should be maintained to a minimum standard. Whilst there is no specific requirement to provide refresher training, even trained and experienced lift truck operators need to be re-assessed to ensure that they continue to operate lift trucks safely. This assessment should be part of a standard monitoring procedure, be formally time-tabled to ensure it is done at reasonable intervals and should take into account operators who have not used a truck for some time; are occasional users; appear to have developed unsafe practices; have had an accident or near miss, etc. Automatic retraining after a set period of time is undoubtedly the best way of ensuring that operators are adequately trained.

The current HSE view is that they would expect to see some form of refresher training up to a maximum period of five years from the date of the last test. Most companies, within their own Health and Safety policy, tend to adopt between a three and five year period and the guiding principle is that employers need to maintain the competence of operators to use lift trucks safely through a laid down, formal process of monitoring and assessment.

Failure to comply with the above could invalidate company insurance and our advice would be to check the specifics of your own policy documents. Technically a licence, once issued never expires, and it is not, therefore, illegal to drive a fork lift truck after the recommended period.However, in the event of accident, it could be argued that the company has failed in its obligation to ensure training standards are maintained.

So whether you are a company developing your employees or an individual looking to train, retrain, or to update your existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today.

NORS & NPORS – Why You Need Accreditation

Both schemes are centralised registration and certification systems for Lift Truck operators and other mechanical handling equipment drivers.

Why has NORS / NPORS been introduced? To:

  • Eradicate counterfeit operator certificates issued by trainers who are not properly accredited by RTITB or NPORS.
  • Align with potential and forthcoming European and other international requirements, and to provide internationally recognised and transferrable records of training and competence
  • Reinforce adherence to training standards by only certificating and registering fully acredited training
  • Raise confidence in operator training, competence and qualification to support high quality training provided by accredited training organisations

So whether you are a company developing your employees or an individual looking to train, retrain, or to update your existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today.

Why Choose Excell To Handle Your Training?

At Excell Lift Truck Training Limited we take pride in the quality of our training programmes and offer a lively relaxed approach to training.

What sets us apart, we believe, is that we enjoy our role and take an active interest in the relevance of our courses to your specific needs and to the progress and development of each trainee. Where problems exist, we identify those problems and work closely with the individual to try to resolve matters, prior to a test situation, thus ensuring that everything possible is done to achieve the required result.In addition, we offer a support service to all our customers whereby upon completion of the course, we are still on hand to offer advice or assistance as required. This is seen as an integral part of the service which we offer and is undertaken free of charge.

We have a fully equipped Training Centre based in Little Hulton, Manchester, which uses the latest training techniques and a range of modern trucks.

So, if you have staff to train from scratch or retrain, or need to update existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today on 0161 790  4603  or click here for our email enquiry form.

Who Should You Contact?

For informal and impartial advice, contact Tina, Mick or Michelle today on: 0161 790  4603  or click here for our email enquiry form.

So, if you have staff to train from scratch or retrain, or need to update existing qualifications, gain the advantage and contact us today.