Manitou UK Limited is pleased to appoint Mentor Training as the official training provider for their range of materials handling and powered access machinery.

Delivering Excellence

The need to adopt best practice is particularly important in the safe operation of mobile plant and equipment. As a significant part of their strategy to deliver excellence to the marketplace, Manitou UK have appointed Mentor Training to deliver fully accredited operator and instructor training.

Mentor Training, based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire are a national plant operator training company and the largest organisation of its type in the UK. With over 150 certificated instructors, 45 support staff over 3 locations they achieved an impressive 30,000 training days in 2011 across 3000 companies.

Mentor specialise in accredited training for all types of fork lifts, powered access platforms, telescopic handlers and mobile plant including skid steer loaders. They work closely with the accrediting bodies and industry associations such as IPAF, AITT , MPQC, NPORS and EUSR. This ensures that the training courses delivered remain relevant, up to date and fully comply industry best practice and the latest legislation.

Emily Bonsall, Marketing Manager of Mentor Training: “ Proficient and well trained operators not only makes sense from a Health and Safety dimension, but also prevents damage to equipment, storage areas and stock. It is also proven that correct operation maximises the fuel efficiency of the machine. Manitou is a well respected machinery brand which Mentor Training are pleased to be working closely with to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the equipment.”

Jonathan Tapp, Sales Director of Manitou UK: “Customers who invest in quality machinery demand that the equipment is well utilised and provides a return on investment. The same principle applies to the operation of the machine, whether it is working on a building site, farm or being despatched from a dealers yard. Mentor Training are a highly professional company with the flexibility to deliver the very best in operator training to our dealers and customers’”

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