It is estimated there are a quarter of a million plant operators in the UK and yet we still need more to meet the ever-increasing demands of projects across the country.
As projects become more varied, skills and recognised qualifications must follow suit across the infrastructure and built environment sector to keep pace.
Plant and Lifting operations are in the top five construction occupations in the UK (volume) and a critical part of all infrastructure requirements. And so with more people in the industry comes an even greater demand for safety and efficiency training to prevent accidents caused by machinery, moving vehicles and falling from a height to name a few.
Next level training
Citrus Training has six national technical facilities, to deliver Plant and Lifting training across the UK to various national accreditation standards – including NPORS and CPCS and can deliver standards to over 50 plant types and categories.
Plant and Lifting operations affect all areas of the sectors we support, including Infrastructure, Utilities, Construction, Groundworks and Highways, and we are active in many other sectors, such as plant and tool hire. We train companies that hire out plant equipment and provide machinery and labour support for their customers.
Why Citrus Training?
We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.
We deliver Plant and Lifting courses across the UK supporting over 25,000 delegates with the skills and qualifications they need to strengthen the UK’s built environment sectors.
Standards we live and breathe by
A name synonymous with quality and trust, we are a preferred Plant and Lifting training provider in the sector for clients including Openreach, Amey, Balfour Beatty, Wates, Kier, Taylor Whimpey and Lynchn.
We train delegates in our industry-leading facilities nationwide with our in-house and employed Plant and Lifting trainers who deliver premium training with consistency and quality. And one of the UK’s largest in-house support teams, offering a tailored mix of training, consultancy, and technical services, is always available to advise customers on accreditations, schemes, and regulation requirements.
Customers can take advantage of our fully-managed delivery, offering regional engagement, skills and plant competency management, CITB levy and grants, skills cards and test management services, ensuring all bases are covered. The result is market-leading training practices and services, serving businesses and customers across the country.
As part of our ongoing strategy we will increase our services to ensure we can offer multi-sector clients the necessary training and assessment standards for their industries. With 43% of construction plant operatives 45 years or older and around 9% less than 24 years old, we will also increase apprenticeships across plant and lifting operations, enhancing provision for younger workers and people wishing to gain sector skills and qualifications.
We have a variety of Plant courses available, some of which we can tailor to meet the needs of our customers: