I have been in Transport for over 40 years, the last 3 years as Operation Manager for Toll Liquids, in Brisbane. All our drivers are required to undergo Dangerous Goods courses and pass a Basic Fitness Management course, as part of their employment. I had used other training Companies previously, until I located Andrew Smith from Smiths Training Services. Because of our operations require different rosters, I found it difficult to maintain the training to the driver group. Andrew was approached and a training schedule was implemented, enabling all of our drivers to be trained. All drivers are also required to attend Dangerous Goods courses on a yearly or 3 yearly interval, depending on their age, in which Smiths Training Services are used. On numerous occasions, I have had to call Andrew to seek clarification on regulations that I may not be 100% sure of, Andrews approach, knowledge and assistant has been exemplary. I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew and Smiths Training Services to any prospective client.
We have found your approach to fit well with our aims and confirm your services will be utilized on our future projects. We confirm your focus on refreshing basic driver skills and conducting hands on practical exercises is an excellent approach. The written assessment tool was also excellent. Overall the balanced classroom and field exercises and assessment were well received by our drivers. We appreciate you sharing life experiences during the training with our drivers and found they were well received by the participants. We observed the record keeping and document management to be excellent.
We provide training across a number of different platforms in a diverse and varied range of environments:
Training for plant and equipment operation, Safety and Safety Management, Certificate 11, 111 and 4 in Water Operations into a number of indigenous communities in the northern regions of Qld.
We have used Andrew over the past 4 or 5 years in assisting to provide certain components of the training that we provide as a business. We will continue to use his skills and competencies. Andrew is highly regarded within our clients, his attention to detail and delivery is unsurpassed this sets him apart from many in his field. Andrew has the ability to empathise and understand the student’s methods of understanding and comprehension, this is indicative of the success of his students when he is delivering his training.
We engaged Andrew Smiths business, Smiths Training Services to carry out various training for our company commencing in 2013. Smith’s training services were very quick to address our training needs in a short period of time due to The Hawkins Group needing a lot of training to commence a big contract. Andrew discussed the possibilities with me and always managed to fit us into his busy schedule. The training delivered was of the highest standard I have seen; with the experience evident throughout the theory training and also with the technical application in the practical component. Andrew’s company was recommended by the principle contractor that we were going to work for and I felt comfortable using such a reputable company. I would not hesitate recommending Smiths Training Services for all your training needs and we look forward to working with Andrew and his crew in the future.