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.

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. 

Simon Pantry

Simon joined Certex (UK) from one of our customers HTC Wolffkran after spending approximately 20 years in the tower crane industry.  Simon's field of knowledge in the lifting industry extends through erection & dismantling, supervision, operating and lifting operation management.

As an appointed person, Simon was in charge of lifting operations on extensive construction projects throughout the UK predominately in Central London.  Simon's training experience started with working with apprentices and is a qualifed NVQ accessor in construction plant, and having advanced qualifications in various lifting diciplines as well as health and safety qualifications in NEBOSH

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. 

Contact our Training Team on 0333-600-3005 or email: training@certex.co.uk for all training enquires.


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