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Nationwide Platforms confirmed Europe’s largest IPAF training provider

01 February 2016

Nationwide Platforms has retained its position as Europe’s largest IPAF training provider after training more than 12,500 delegates in 2015.

In addition, it trained a further 1500 delegates on a range of PASMA, IOSH and other Health & Safety courses, making it one of the world's largest providers of working at height training.

In order to support its on-going success, Nationwide Platforms recently opened a dedicated training centre in Aberdeen, Scotland, and employed an additional two trainers to carry out training throughout the UK. Looking to start 2016 strongly, the company is currently in the process of incorporating IPAF’s new eLearning modules to its training portfolio. Delegates will now be able to complete the theory part of the course online before taking a supervised theory test and practical training at an IPAF-approved training centre.

The company is also launching a new training guide to accompany its recently launched  App for Android and iPhone devices which directly links with the company’s website to ensure real-time updates on training course availability, locations and latest offers.

Peter Douglas, Nationwide Platforms UK Operations Director, said: "We are extremely proud to retain our position as the largest IPAF training provider for yet another year. We have invested a great deal of time and effort in our training services and customer experience over the years and it is great to see that we are doing our part in keeping our customers safe."

Tim Whiteman, IPAF Chief Executive, added: "IPAF congratulates Nationwide Platforms on such a consistent and solid performance in taking operator training right to the heart of many jobsites and helping to keep workers safe."

Nationwide Platforms has 21 fully qualified instructors carrying out in excess of 30 unique training courses at customer sites or from its 26 training centres throughout the UK. Part of the Lavendon Group plc, Nationwide Platforms is also the UK’s largest powered access rental company with a fleet of more than 10,500 machines. As such, it is also able to provide truly bespoke courses and tool-box talks tailored around customer/site requirements or on specific machines/makes/models.