Trainer Profiles


Certex is proud to have presenters who are leading experts in the industry.  All of whom are accredited by LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) to present LEEA approved courses.

Please read more about our trainers below.

Charles Gillespie

Charles’ career began with Bridon Ropes before moving to Certex UK.  He has a wealth of knowledge in crane and elevator ropes and has presented a range of training courses across the world.

In his 25 years in the wire rope industry Charles has gained a detailed knowledge of a wide range of applications.  Charles is able to bring that knowledge to present informative courses including the Wire Rope Examiners and the Certex Rigging Seminar. 

David Middlemiss

 David Middlemiss joined the company with a 10 year career as a training specialist after leaving the Armed Forces.

He started his career as an ITSSAR (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register) registered forklift instructor whilst also working as a peripatetic assessor for training companies working as far afield as Afghanistan and Africa.

David is a registered instructor/Assessor with ITSSAR and City and Guilds. He is also a qualified NVQ assessor for specialised plant and machinery such as Mobile Elevated Work Platforms. 

Contact our Training Team on +44 (0) 1302 756777 or email:  for all training enquires. 


Training programs

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Here is a list of the majority of ITSSAR courses that David may teach, however there are more, so please contact us for any queries.