A training milestone

EB Construction Training has just reached a milestone with its 5,000th candidate successfully passing an accredited course in construction skills at the company’s training centre in East Devon.


Company Director Nick Carter says: “Obviously it is a great achievement for the candidate but we are just as proud of our own training record. To have equipped so many people with the skills they need to operate plant vehicles such as cranes safely and, at the same time, enhance their own careers has been a privilege.”


Quite rightly, safety is the top priority for any construction job, so it’s of the utmost importance that people operating large, dangerous pieces of lifting machinery have received good quality training to ensure that the correct procedures are being followed at all times.


EB Construction Training is an approved centre for the provision of construction plant training and assessment through awarding body NPORS, the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme. Sessions are a mix of classroom theory and practical assessment with a no-nonsense approach backed up by many years of on-site experience.


Nick continues: “Our flexible approach means that we can usually fit in with your schedules. Training can be delivered at our training centre in East Devon or on site. All we need is a suitable room to deliver the classroom part of the course and access to the correct plant machinery (we can often provide plant belonging to Carter Plant Hire).”

Construction training is ideal for newly recruited personnel, seasonal workers or as refresher training.

“If you have any specific requirements, just ask – our trainers have a wealth of industry knowledge and, as courses can be carried out on site, many aspects of the course can be tailored to suit you.”


Courses offered cover various jobs titles relating to lifting equipment including:

  • Crane operator

  • Slinger / signaller

  • Appointed person

  • Crane / lifting supervisor

  • Plant/Vehicle Machinery Marshall 


Each of the courses offered covers the specific requirements of the job plus health and safety, risk assessment, regulatory requirements, safe systems of work and methods of communication – if a crane operator is working at height, clear signalling is vital for accurate placing of the load as well as safety of all site personnel. Some courses also cover more advanced aspect of crane operation such as calculating loads, slinging and how to identify a centre of gravity.


After successful completion of the course a candidate can apply for an NPORS/CPCS card that qualifies them to work in the specified role on most UK building sites.

For further information please phone us on 01395 446446 or go to our training pages.

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