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.
“I would recommend Smiths Training Services because he is a passionate & serious trainer who is easy to understand.”
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 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.
Moody Civil and Pipe have been in the pipeline and civil construction industry for some 40 years, carrying out major pipeline and civil infrastructure works in Queensland Australia. We have a long-standing relationship with Andrew Smith of Smiths Training Services. We find that because Andrew is very passionate about training, his training sessions are well thought out and very informative. In our opinion his experience within the construction industry is second to none and he has over the years developed a good understanding about our company and the high level of training we require, to not only keep our workforce safe but to keep them up to date with all necessary skills, rules and regulations that are required in our particular industry.
We are therefore only too pleased to recommend Andrew’s company to any prospective client.
Murphy Pipe and Civil has had the requirement for external training companies to provide training services across all MPC’s city’s and rural project locations over the last several years. Smiths Training Services has been one of these training companies providing training services to Murphy Pipe and Civil for the past 3 years. The training services provided to Murphy Pipe and Civil by Smiths Training Services has been High Risk Work Licence training, Heavy Plant and Machinery through to Heavy Vehicle Driving Training and Load Securing. Smiths Training Services has worked well with Murphy Pipe and Civil to ensure the best training outcomes where able to be achieved for the company. The passion and professionalism that Andrew brings to his training is of the highest quality.Murphy Pipe and Civil have definitely benefited from the training services delivered by Smith’s Training Services and have have no hesitation in recommending Smiths Training Services for the provision of training services.
Andrew from Smiths Training Services conducted 4×4 courses for 14 of our civil operators and staff. The courses covered 3 units for operation of 4×4 on and off road I am Shadforths Head Trainer and Assessor for the company’s civil plant operators and was one of the participants in the course, The decision to use Smiths Training Services was based on Andrews reputation of delivering courses that follow the criteria of the unit. Some of the other Training companies that we approached had a style of training that had the course participants observing the instructors with the instructors only allowing a few to actual be involved in doing the task for themselves. Andrew was very informative with the theory and made sure all participants were involved in open discussions on the theory side, every thing was explained in a manner that was understood and enjoyed by all. The practical side of the training was full hands on, Andrew and his co-instructor explained and demonstrated each component of the course, then each participant was required with an instructor to demonstrate their ability to complete each course component. No one was allowed to sit back and not participate, All my staff appreciated the professional attitude of Andrew and gained the required knowledge and ability to operate 4×4 on and off road. As a company we will be using Smiths Training Services for a large amount of our training and would strongly recommend Andrew to any company that requires professional training for their staff.
Shamrock Civil is a civil contractor working in the construction industry on a number of large contracts in South East Queensland, Surat Basin and the Mackay region. As a contractor with a large fleet of earthmoving equipment we require that all our operators have been deemed competent to operate the relevant plant as per the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland system (and subsequent verification of competency) or a Statement of Attainment under the new Resources and Infrastructure training package. Since the change of legislation in January 2012. , we have engaged the services of Smiths Training Services to assess the competency of trainee plant operators and issue Statements of Attainment when required. We find the service and staff of Smith Training Services to be is professional and we look forward to continuing with them to deliver plant and high risk licence assessments in the future. In particular, we would like recognise the efforts of our primary contact, Andrew Smith, and his commitment to quality training for our business. We find Andrew to be committed in delivering quality training and we are confident that if a trainee is deemed to be competent that they have undertaken an extensive assessment and they are indeed competent.
Yarra Valley Excavations is a Sewer and Water Reticulation company specialising in the installation of sewer and water main for medium to large subdivisions. Yarra Valley Excavations is a member of the Winslow group of companies.
The type of work that we undertake and the environment in which we work involves many high risk activities that must be well managed and as a responsible employer Yarra Valley Excavations must ensure that our staff are well educated and well trained in these activities.
That is why we choose to use Smiths Training Services wherever possible to give the education and training needed to operate in a safe and effective manner. When Yarra Valley Excavations engaged Smiths Training Services initially this was due to strong recommendations from others in the industry including tier one construction and mining companies.
Smiths Training Services Delivers on our expectations, the guidelines of the training and that of the industry. Yarra Valley Excavations has found that the training delivered to our staff is; Well received, High volume of content, Trainers delivering the course have strong knowledge of the technical aspects of the content and the practical experience to back it up. The training is delivered in an engaging and interesting way to keep the students focused on the learning outcomes. STS allow for flexible training option with site based training a big incentive for YVE. The variety of training offered by STS is exceptional. Once the training is complete and our staff has met the requirements the ability of STS to ensure all accreditation is received in a timely manner is exceptional, even once training is complete STS is always available on the phone to answer technical questions if required.
Yarra Valley Excavations highly recommends the Smiths Training Services to deliver timely, information rich training courses and Yarra Valley Excavations will be engaging with them again in the near future.
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.