Speedy Services is to provide internationally recognised accreditation to its working at height hire specialists.

More than 150 of its staff will undergo International Powered Access (IPAF) training to demonstrator level in order to provide expert health and safety guidance to customers across its depot network.

The move comes following a recent £2 million investment in some of the most sophisticated working at height equipment on the market, including Skyjack’s 12ft Vertical Mast Lift and the 19ft Electric Scissor Lifts by the UK’s leading provider of equipment rental and support services.

In addition, Speedy will require proof of the appropriate IPAF training from any customers that wish to hire out the Skyjack equipment.

Tony Longmire, internal training director at Speedy, said: "Health and Safety training isn’t just something you do once, and then forget about. If optimum site safety is to be achieved, it must be continually supplemented and refreshed – as new products become available, new training is needed.

As our range of working at height equipment grows, so does the need for more specialist courses, which is why we’ve made this enhanced training compulsory. It’s our responsibility to help encourage best practice health and safety for our customers at the point of sale."

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