CVW has partnered up with TotalKare, specialist provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions, to offer readers five mobile column lift training licences for their workshop.
TotalKare recently launched its online training platform for mobile lifts and is already looking to train 5,000 candidates over the next 12 months.
The company has spent 18 months developing the smartphone/tablet-based programme, which will give individuals the chance to complete two core modules (rules and regulations and safe use of ancillary equipment) before adding on an instructional unit on how technicians should use the lifts in their workshop.
Feedback from 20 initial industry users has been impressive, with many citing the flexibility of the course and a reduction in downtime caused by staff no longer being away from core roles. A lead person at each company will submit the learner’s details into the system and will then have access to real-time data on how the individual is progressing.
The course takes about one hour and 40 minutes to complete, with each section featuring a video and then a series of questions to answer. Once successfully passed, the candidate will receive a driving licence-style card that lasts for three years and informs employers they are competent to work on mobile lifts. Some of the areas covered include legislation, pre-use safety checks, lift controls, floor stability, floor obstructions, height clearance and ancillary equipment. Health and safety is the primary course for this online training programme, but there are also lots of other benefits to the company. This ranges from having a motivated member of staff, to one that operates the lift in the right way, reducing unnecessary ‘wear and tear’ and prolonging its life. It’s a win-win for firms in the bus and coach and commercial vehicle sectors.
There are already plans in place to introduce a similar online training course for two and four fixed-post lifts.
How to sign up to TotalKare’s online training platform:
1. Place your order with TotalKare.
2. Register the details online of the person who administrates the training at your company.
3. The administrator adds all candidates at your site to the online training platform. Candidates are then emailed separately with their unique login details.
4. The candidate carries out the training through the online training platform – with all stages visible to the administrator.
What can you win?
TotalKare is offering readers the chance to win five mobile column lift training licences for their workshop.
How to enter?
To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is answer the following question (the answer to which can be found in this article):
Deadline for entries is 10/12/2018.