Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Crown picks AITT for training accreditation

Crown Lift Trucks has chosen the Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) to accredit the company’s internal and external operator training courses in the UK.

Operations director Mike Knowles 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.”

Dave Sparrow, managing director of AITT, said: “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.”