Nationwide Platforms Remains Number One IPAF Training Provider

Nationwide Platforms, the UK’s leading powered access specialist, has once again retained its position as the principal IPAF provider after training 15,411 delegates in 2017.

Nationwide Platforms Remains Number One IPAF Training Provider

 

Nationwide Platforms, the UK’s leading powered access specialist, has once again retained its position as the principal IPAF provider after training 15,411 delegates in 2017. This achievement is also the perfect launch for the new training solutions the company is introducing this year in order to support its customers’ evolving needs.

Boosted in part by the training figures of Loxam Access UK, which merged with Nationwide Platforms in 2017, Nationwide Platforms continued to offer the full range of IPAF operator, management and PAL+ training courses. These courses were carried out by 23 directly-employed trainers at customers’ premises or from Nationwide Platforms’ 30 strategically-placed depots throughout the UK. In particular, Nationwide Platforms provided 932 ‘MEWPs for Managers’ courses in 2017, accounting for more than 40% of all courses carried out in the UK.

In 2017 Nationwide Platforms provided 40%25 of all MEWPs for Managers courses in the UKPeter Douglas, UK Operations Director at Nationwide Platforms, said: “We pride ourselves on being consultative with our customers, finding out about their challenges and offering our expertise to overcome them. Customers not only benefit from our knowledge of powered access, but also our insight of how it is typically used on job sites - which is reflected in the number of Managers we train.”

This consultative approach also extends to providing a managed training service to major customers, where Nationwide Platforms helps businesses identify their training needs, draws up a time- and resource-efficient training plan and co-ordinates its delivery at site level.

Continuing strongly into 2018, the company recently announced the introduction of Virtual Reality (VR) simulators to complement its IPAF training courses by ensuring users gain vital experience of operating powered access in a safe and controlled environment.

Nationwide Platforms provided more on-site training than ever before in 2017, and expects that trend to continue this yearDouglas added: “The addition of VR is further evidence of Nationwide Platforms taking the lead when it comes to powered access training. We feel this technology perfectly bridges the gap between theory and practical training, allowing operators to work through complex scenarios and replicating real-life training hazards without the risk.”

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