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Operator Training Services Ltd

  • 0123 (Display number) 01233 721300
Hanover Mill
Church Road
Ashford Kent TN25 6NU United Kingdom

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IPAF Insulated Aerial Device (IAD)
The aim of this course is to instruct an Operator to prepare and safely operate an Insulated Boom MEWP (IAD) to obtain an IPAF IAD Operator Licence.

IPAF MEWPS Demonstrator
The aim of this 2 day IPAF MEWPS Demonstrator course: (first day operator/second day demonstrator)

IPAF MEWPS for Managers (MM)
The aim of the IPAF MEWPS for Managers (MM) course is to instruct a supervisor/manager what is required to prepare for and safely co-ordinate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) within their control.

IPAF MEWPS Harness Use & Daily Inspection
This half day IPAF MEWPS Harness Use & Daily Inspection course is designed to instruct a user to select, inspect and use harnesses and associated safety equipment safely when using a MEWP.

IPAF Mobile Boom (3b) Cherry Picker
An IPAF Mobile Boom (3b) Cherry Picker machine provides users with outreach. This category can be driven on the ground from within the platform and driven when elevated from the within platform.

IPAF Mobile Vertical (3a) Scissor Lift/Sigma Lift
The IPAF Mobile Vertical (3a) Scissor Lift/Sigma Lift machine has a large work platform area and can be driven on the ground from within the platform and driven when elevated from the within platform.

IPAF PAL PLUS (PAL+) is an optional, additional one day of category specific training. It is aimed at trained operators who work in higher risk or challenging environments, e.g. steelwork, work in confined overhead spaces or work on challenging terrain.

IPAF Push Around Vehicle (PAV)
This IPAF Push Around Vehicle (PAV) is a MEWP without drive, it is capable of being pushed into position manually.
Operators with Static Vertical and Mobile Vertical licences can use PAVs having been familiarised.

IPAF Road Rail Vehicle (RRV) (Special Category)
A Road Rail Vehicle (RRV) Mobile Elevated Work Platform is a vehicle which can operate both on rail tracks and a conventional road. These vehicles are fitted with ‘railing’ systems that allow them to be fully operational on the rail track under controlled conditions.

They are often converted road vehicles, keeping their normal wheels with rubber tires, but fitted with additional flanged steel wheels for running on rails. The rail wheels are raised and lowered as needed. Purpose-built road-rail vehicles also exist.

PASMA Combined Standard + Low Level Access
The PASMA Combined Standard + Low Level Access course will benefit anyone who may work from low level access units and standard mobile access towers. During this course delegates will learn how to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level access units and standard mobile access towers without risk of personal injury to the delegate or others.

PASMA Low Level Access
The aim of this half day PASMA Low Level Access course it to instruct a delegate to safely erect, move, inspect and dismantle various types of Low Level Access Equipment. This course will benefit personnel who work from prefabricated units under 2.5m of height.

PASMA Managers & Supervisors Inspection
This PASMA Managers & Supervisors Inspection course will benefit any person who has responsibility for overseeing the work of operatives on site ensuring that work is properly planned and organised and that those involved in carrying out the work are competent and properly trained, and that towers are correctly inspected and maintained. During this course delegates will learn about current legislation, regulations and guidance affecting work at height using mobile access towers.

PASMA Towers on Stairs
This PASMA Towers on Stairs course will benefit any personnel whose work involves using towers on stairs. This course will enable you to learn how to safely assemble, dismantle, alter, use and inspect without risk of personnel injury to the other delegates or others.

PASMA Work at Height Essentials
This half day PASMA Work at Height Essentials course will benefit anyone who is involved in work at height. The aim of this course it to provide delegates with an appreciation of the selection of suitable work equipment for safe working at height and will enable an individual to effectively comply with their duties under the Work at Height Regulations.

The Ladder Association Inspector Course
The aim of The Ladder Association Inspector half day course is to provide a Nationally recognised inspection course for ladders and stepladders enabling users to carry out and document periodic statutory inspections.

The Ladder Association Steps & Stools Course
This half day Ladder Association Steps & Stools Course is intended for those who are infrequent users of stepladders and step stools in shops, offices, schools and the health sector.

The Ladder Association User Course
The Ladder Association User Course objective aims to enable each delegate to be able to:
Select appropriate work at height equipment for the task
Assess and determine when it is appropriate to use ladders and step ladders 
Correctly locate and safely use ladders and step ladders
Inspect ladders and step ladders for damage.

The Ladder Association User/Inspector Course (combined)
The aim of this Ladder Association User/Inspector (combined) Course is to enable each delegate to Select appropriate work at height equipment for the task.

Abrasive Wheels (Novice and Refresher)
The Abrasive Wheels Training Course is designed to meet the requirements for training in line with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 1998) for safety in the use of abrasive wheels.

Basic Fall Protection & Harness Pre Use Inspection
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires that those working at height be fully trained in the use of Safety Harnesses.

Manual Lifting & Handling
The aim of this half day Manual Lifting & Handling Training course is to
Understand the safety of workers when carrying out manual handling tasks
State the main aims of Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated regulations
Create a safe system of work
Understand the need for accident prevention and control

Scaffold Inspection
This 2 day Scaffold Inspection course is for all personnel required to inspect scaffolds or for who would like to advance their career in the scaffolding industry. It is also suitable for site supervisors and managers. Up to 8 people can be trained on this course at a time.

Confined Space (High Risk)
This 2 day Confined Space (High Risk) course is intended for persons nominated to work in or at Confined Spaces where work has been assessed and classified as High Risk. These spaces are, primarily, substantially enclosed and where there is a potentially hazardous working environment and where Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is required, or potentially required, to be worn.

Confined Space (Low Risk)
This half day Confined Space (Low Risk) course is intended for persons nominated to work in or at Confined Spaces where work has been assessed and classified as NC1 or NC2 (Low Risk).

IPAF (1a) Various machine models available including Innovative Equipment TPX & ...
The IPAF (1a) machine comes in various models including Innovative Equipment TPX & Snorkel XT24SD. This machine is easily confused with PAV! It can be driven into position with operative controlling whilst on the platform, however this cannot be driven at height. Vertical machine only.

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Operator Training Services Ltd

An excellent course which featured both classroom learning and practical assessment. A well structured and delivered course. We have used this centre for various H&S Courses and they always ensure that all targets are met. Friendly and knowledgeable trainers make for a great experience


Operator Training Services Ltd

Back in late 2014 and early 2015 I went to OTS for a few courses which helped boost my career.Not only did it help me climb the ladder it opened up a wider field in which I could pursue my career.It is now 2020 and I have returned to OTS to renew those licences and certificates. I have taken part in many courses during my career and I can only attempt to inform others about the unique nature that OTS has.This was the reason why when my Manager wanted to update my credentials I immediately told them about OTS.From the beginning OTS is easy to find and has parking facilities. Unlike most courses that have that cold classroom or porta cabin feel to them when you enter, the premises at OTS has a more welcoming outlay and nature to it.The staff are friendly and polite which is really helpful if you are a person who suffers those pre-course jitters, they'll just fall away very quickly. On top of this the staff are professional and efficient making short work of any problems that you may have. My experience showed me that any concerns I had soon turned in to "No problem" at all.The course tutors are very much the same, considerate, thorough, and had my interests at heart. All this was easy to see and is a refreshing change I believe for all those who attend courses at OTS. I definitely recommend OTS for any one who requires the courses that OTS has to offers,


Operator Training Services Ltd

Recently attended to complete my IPAF 3a and 3b licence renewal.The site and location were very well laid out, the training was informative and well presented and Ray was a genuinely nice bloke who couldn’t help enough, one of the best course instructors I’ve ever come across.Would highly recommend


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