Pirtek place a strong emphasis on training their network of staff from depot assistant’s right through to Franchisee level with a priority placed on technical & Health & Safety training for its technical staff. The core of our training is based around induction and every member of staff that joins the Pirtek network attend a ten day residential training course at our purpose built National Training Centre which is situated in central Birmingham. The Induction programme is a City & Guilds accredited programme which is a highly intensive programme designed to ensure all of our staff members have the skills to select and assemble Pirtek products and components to the highest level.
In addition a large proportion of the induction programme focuses on Health & Safety standards, our team of NEBOSH qualified trainers ensure that the highest levels of Health & Safety training, instruction and information is imparted to all individuals that attend the programme. With the introduction of live plant and equipment within the training centre we are able to offer real life working experiences for all that attend the programme.
In addition to training our own staff the Pirtek Training team are also committed to meeting the needs of our customers training requirements and often embark on delivering training programmes for our network of customers. The majority of Pirtek customers are committed to training their own staff on safety awareness and more and more are looking to Pirtek to deliver specific safety around hydraulic hoses, systems and components as well as planned preventative maintenance training and on some occasions hydraulic hose assembly procedures.
- Hose construction and components
- Hose inspection techniques
- Correct routing and protection of hoses
- Hose failures ETII (Energy, Temperature, Ignition, Injection)
- Dangers of pinhole failures
- Dangers of hydraulic oil injections
- What to do if a hydraulic oil injection occurs
- Dangers of total hose failure
Some of the customers that have taken advantage of training delivered by the industry experts, Pirtek, include Rolls Royce, Castrol BP, British Sugar, Salt union, Environment agency, SIMMS metal recycling, Liebherr –Great Britain, ADIPS, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Metro link, Nationwide Platforms to name but a few.
Health & Safety
When it comes to working in such diverse industries as Pirtek do, Safety is obviously paramount and we pride ourselves in having a low incident and accident record rate. With the company holding and maintaining OHSAS 18001 for several years it is a clear sign of the commitment to ensuring every member of staff goes home every day free from injury or ill health. In addition to having global OHSAS 18001 accreditation a proportion of Pirtek centres also hold safe contractor approval, this delivers a strong message to our customers that we do not compromise on safety.
Pirtek also sit on various committees whether it be offering safety advice, technical advice or sharing best practice, Pirtek are always committed to working with industry experts in ensuring a safer working environment for its own staff and that of its customers.
Some of the customers that have taken advantage of training delivered by the industry experts, Pirtek, include Rolls Royce, Castrol BP, British Sugar, Salt union, Environment agency, SIMMS metal recycling, Liebherr –Great Britain, ADIPS, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Metro link, Nationwide Platforms to name but a few.... Read More
Through a mix of hard graft, dedication and commitment, Colin May has risen through the Pirtek ranks from trade counter assistant to owner, much to his own surprise.