16/05/2016 - 14:28 pm

AITT Accredits Crown’s Operator and Engineer Training – Industry News

The UK Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has been chosen by major global forklift truck manufacturer Crown Lift Trucks to accredit the company's internal and external operator training courses in the UK.

Mike Knowles, UK operations director at Crown, said, “Kevin Sowerby joined Crown four years ago as technical training manager; with Kevin’s appointment we set a goal of creating a Crown UK Training Department. This development has benefited Crown employees, as well as enabling us to go to market and offer Crown Training to our customers.

“All of Crown UK’s previous operator training was AITT-accredited – so it was a natural progression for us to become a bona fide AITT training provider ourselves.“

“Thanks to AITT, we are also able to create training programmes for our own staff, with the ability to adapt the training to meet the demands of the business, as well as deliver on-site training at a customer’s premises anywhere in the UK.

“The AITT has been very supportive and understanding of our needs, and very professional in assisting us to achieve our objectives.”

Dave Sparrow, managing director of AITT, said, “We’re very proud to work alongside Crown as the accreditation body for their in-house and external training. It demonstrates AITT’s growing role as a benchmark for the quality and consistency of materials handling training.

“The services we offer forklift truck manufacturers, in particular, extend not only to accrediting their own tutors and training centres, but also in working with them on their training manuals for new equipment. This helps to ensure that operators in the field receive the most appropriate and effective kind of training.

“With an ever-increasing range of innovative and inventive truck designs and attachments entering the materials handling sector every year, manufacturers are coming to AITT to make certain that the standard and type of training on their equipment is uniform, consistent and fit for purpose, whatever they do and wherever they are.”

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