Thursday, May 4, 2017

UK Warehouse Operators Offered Improved Training for Staff

UKWA and Flexi Announce New Programmes and Facilities
Shipping News Feature
UK – In collaboration with Logistics Learning Alliance, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has developed a Warehouse Supervisor Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). The new qualification is equivalent to Level 3 of the Regulated Qualification Framework and is considered an ideal programme for supervisors and team leaders working in the warehouse sector.

The course covers warehouse operations, leadership and management as well as customer service skills and, in total, online learning time is likely to be around 140 hours - although a fast-track, face-to-face programme is also offered. UKWA’s CEO, Peter Ward, commented:

“Following the successful introduction of our Warehouse Manager CPC programme last year, it became apparent that there is a need for a lower level programme pitched at those working at Supervisor or Team Leader level in the warehouse sector.

“This new distance learning course has been structured to meet the needs of the industry in a focused and relevant way and covers the key skills that Supervisors need to build on their technical competence in warehouse operations, leadership and management by developing their knowledge, awareness and ability to manage the activities of their teams.”

On top of the new qualification, Flexi Training has announced that its training facility has more than doubled in size. The expansion, which has increased the site’s classroom areas and car parking space as well as the main racked training hall, means that more operators than ever will be able to receive Flexi’s bespoke training. John Maguire, Commercial Director of Flexi Training's parent company, Narrow Aisle, said:

“If operational throughput and safety targets are to be met, it is vitally important that lift truck drivers receive regular training. Training is a key consideration within any materials handling operation and I am delighted to say that our training courses take place at one of the finest lift truck operator training facilities in the UK.”