Direct Hoist is top of the class

Direct Hoist has rocketed to the top of the class, with its newly-launched programme of training courses already in high demand.

Direct Hoist, a midlands-based construction hoist sales and hire specialist, recently expanded its Lincolnshire site to include a bespoke teaching centre. And now, as a further step towards being a one-stop shop for its customers, Direct Hoist is offering tuition at times to meet their convenience.

Rob Wilson, Direct Hoist’s managing director is known for pre-empting a client’s requirements, thanks to 30-plus years in the hoist hire industry. He says, “We intuitively know what our customers need, so we’ve started running courses at select weekends. Last Saturday, for example, we laid on a special day for a scaffolding firm to ensure the company didn’t have any staff downtime.”

Direct Hoist’s expertise in construction hoists ensures all training is industry-specific with up-to-the-minute knowledge of equipment, working practices and regulations. Its facility includes a 10m training tower, capable of transporting a two-tonne platform hoist to full height. The firm’s fully qualified tutors place keen emphasis on safety, to ensure students understand the essentials of keeping themselves and others away from risk.

Courses can be fully accredited to NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) Level 2 in hoist installation. Experienced students are offered a two-day session in the theory and practical elements of assembly and disassembly of various lifts. A week-long course is available for a more comprehensive understanding of erecting and dismantling different types of hoist.

At the end of each course, students are examined by an external assessor before they can receive a certificate, which will be recognised on most building sites.

Direct Hoist has more programmes on the horizon, including electrical safety and working at heights. So if your firm has any training goals, Direct Hoist can certainly show you the ropes.

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