Welcome to SM Training.

First of all, thank you for visiting the SM Training website.

Let me introduce myself.

My name is Shaun McKechnie, I am the founder/owner of SM Training.

I am an RTITB accredited forklift instructor and conduct numerous health and safety courses. I have numerous years of experience delivering various health & safety courses and various mobile plant training.

I am a dedicated and enthusiastic trainer, who believes in delivering a first class health and safety course. I believe that there shouldn't be any barriers in everyone receiving training, I conduct my courses so that it is fully inclusive to everyone.

If you wish all of your employees to receive a first class training experience to develop new skills which will be of benefit to your company and the employee, which in turn will offer a safer working environment.

If you wish to discuss your training needs or have any general health and safety questions do not hesitate to contact myself.


What does SM Training have to offer?

All your training needs will be conducted within your own premises, the benefits of this will allow your employees to be trained on the equipment they are going to use and will save money on transport, meals and accommodation. All training will be carried out to RTITB & Legislative standards.

All health and safety courses will be conducted in line with legislative standards.

Here at SM Training we can also offer to facilitate keeping track of your employees training and I can inform you when they will require their refresher training, arranging the training at a time to suit your business needs. We can provide a reminder via E-mail for the renewal up to 30/60/90 days, this will ensure none of your employees training will expire.

We can also offer advice on your training needs and health and safety matters.

Listed below are the service we will be providing:

  • Counterbalance Forklift (B1)

  • Rough Terrain Masted Lift Trucks (J1)

  • Pedestrian Counterbalance Lift Trucks (A3)

  • Very Narrow Aisle - Operator Up (F1)

  • Telescopic Handler (J2)

  • MEWP (3A, 3B)

I will also be able to offer:

  • Manual Handling Awareness

  • Face Fit (Qualitative) for Disposable and half face masks.

  • Root Cause Analysis

Choosing SM Training, will ensure all your training needs will be carried out to highest standards. We ensure all training undertaken will be in line with legislative and RTITB standards.

What to expect?

Novice - The Novice course is the perfect start for beginners that want to learn the basics of forklift operation. Everything is taught at the pace of the trainee's ability to ensure they are learning safely and improving to help them pass the test on the final day.

Refresher - The ideal way for any experienced forklift driver to refresh their knowledge and skills, provided usually every 3 years. (proof of previous experience required before refresher training can be provided.)

Conversion - Conversion training is suited to those who possess forklift tickets and are looking to learn a different type of machine. Ideal scenarios would be an operator trained on a 1000kg truck, who now needs to operate a larger, 6000kg truck. Switching from an electric powered truck to a diesel powered truck, or if a truck of the same size but has different attachments or controls compared to previously driven trucks.

Novice Counterbalance/Rough Terrain/Telescopic/VNA

  • 1 Trainee - 3 days

  • 2 Trainee's - 4 days

  • 3 Trainee's - 5 days

Refresher Counterbalance/Rough Terrain/Telescopic/VNA

  • Maximum of 3 Trainee's - 1 Day

Conversion Counterbalance/Rough Terrain/Telescopic/VNA

  • 1 Trainee - 1 Day

  • 2-3 Trainee's - 2 Days

Novice MEWP Telescopic/Articulated Boom

  • 1 Trainee - 1 Day

  • 2 Trainee's - 2 Days

  • 3 Trainee's - 2 Days

Refresher MEWP Telescopic/Articulated Boom

  • Maximum of 3 Trainee's - 1 Day

Conversion MEWP Telescopic/Articulated Boom

  • 1 -2 Trainee's - 1 Day

  • 3 Trainee's - 2 Days

Novice Pedestrian Counterbalance Lift Truck

  • 1 Trainee - 2 Days

  • 2 Trainee's - 2 Days

  • 3 Trainee's - 3 Days

Refresher Pedestrian Counterbalance Lift Truck

  • Maximum of 3 Trainee's - 1 Day

Conversion Pedestrian Counterbalance Lift Truck

  • Maximum of 3 trainee's - 1 Day

Face Fit (Qualitative) for Disposable and half face masks

  • All persons booked for face fitting will be clean shaven on the day.

  • Should not eat/ drink coffee/ smoke 30min prior to testing.

  • Must have their own mask ( if more than one mask type is worn, testing for the alternative mask must be carried out.

  • Access to water facilities nearby.