10,000 People Trained at Facelift
13 March 2006 Email this articleFacelift has recently celebrated the training of its 10,000th pupil. To mark the achievement Managing Director of the CPA (Construction Plant-Hire Association) Mr Colin Wood was invited along to attend an IPAF training course. He successfully completed his practical and theory examinations as number 10,000 and eventually stepped up to receive his ?silver hard hat? from Facelifts MD Gordon Leicester. The company started its first training centre at their Hickstead depot in 1996 and in its first year trained 80 people with one instructor. It now has six instructors, and has trained 10,000 men and women across the UK. Mr Leicester said ?We very much wished to mark this achievement by inviting along a person who has ringed the changes within our industry, and hence Mr Colin Wood from the CPA was chosen to receive the commemorative ?silver hard hat.? Mr Leicester went on to say ?We hope as an industry we?ve begun to show some success in reaching and educating people from all areas and all levels of experience. Our aim is to take Facelift into the one stop shop ideology for people working at height, somewhere which relates to health and safety where everything is to hand.? With the company continuing its training campaign and with plans to open up further centres around the UK, it looks set to continue to climb through the governing bodies league tables and send out the all important message ?training saves lives?. The general comment from Facelifts training team was ?Here?s to the next 10,000!?