***THIS WEEK*** Lorry Mounted Crane / Lorry Loader Training

Do you have a HGV License, but cannot operate a Lorry Mounted Crane?

We have a space available for a novice candidate this week and have Brick Grab, Hook & Remote Control available for training.

Lorry Mounted Crane - HIAB - Training

Call us on 0117 952 5625 or email sales@hltraining.co.uk for more information.

Or to book online, go to the registration page.

All the best, HL Training Services Team.


After an extended period of time, BT have now sorted our phone service, and all calls should be coming back through to 0117 952 5625.

If you still experienced difficulties getting through, please email shane@hltraining.co.uk , who will look into the issue.


In line with GDPR, we have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions and Cookies Policy which take effect from TOMORROW! 25th May 2018!

We would love to stay in touch, so have sent out emails to all of our subscribers. Thanks to everyone for updating their preferences so far. Please see below information we may collect from you, and visit our privacy policy for more information on the personal details we collect about you, how we use/store/remove or how you can access your information, along with your rights to access and who we may process your information to.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information you give us.

You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site https://www.hltraining.co.uk (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, search for a product,[place an order on our site, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph & date of birth.

Information we collect about you.

With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this site. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, your employer, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.

All personal data requires a lawful basis for processing, for more information on how we collect or process your personal information, contact the Administrative Manager. If you want more information on what each lawful basis is, or how it may be used please visit the ICO Website – Guide to Lawful Basis for Processing

How long do we keep your information?

In line with our accrediting bodies, we retain your information for 7 years. We do this to fulfill our legal obligation to be able to prove candidates have received adequate basic training.

For more information on the personal details we collect about you, how we use/store/remove or how you can access your information, along with your rights to access and who we may process your information to – you can read our privacy policy in more detail here: Privacy Policy or Contact Us with any questions, comments and requests to our current Administration Manager – Shane Richardson – available on our Meet the Team page.

Email: shane@hltraining.co.uk
Write to us:

Shane Richardson
HL Training Services,
Unit 4A Barton Hill Trading Estate,
Herapath Street,
Barton Hill,

RTITB Instructor Dates NOW Available

We are delighted to confirm availability for three upcoming RTITB Instructor Courses. See available dates below;

26th June until 6th July 2018

3rd September until 13th September 2018

29th October until 9th November 2018

For more information, please contact the office via email or telephone.

You can also book online HERE

Online Training vs Real-Life Training – Which is best for you?

Guest blog written by Sam Saunders of the DM ME Blog (www.dmme.co.uk/blog)

Over the last 20 years, the idea of internet-based learning and training has skyrocketed year on year. For example, the segment of University Students worldwide who are enrolled on distance learning courses is now 25% of all total students. Many people are seeing this as an option because you are still presented with the key facts, all electronic materials needed, and often the option for remote support if you need to revisit a certain topic, but without the expense and time of having to physically travel to the training location and stay there for several hours or days. This article is to investigate which type of training would be best for you, should you want to receive a qualification in a work-related discipline.

What you’re learning

The most essential element to consider when deciding whether to take your training online or not is to think about what your training will consist of. If it is something that does not contain any practical element, such as health and safety at work, use of DSE or basic fire safety, online courses are the way to go. This is because if you were to undertake these courses at a venue, your instructor would simply give you the same materials and information that you would be getting from the online course.

On the flip side, a course with a heavy practical side, such as an IPAF (Safe use of MEWPs) course, or a first aid course, which requires a practical on a dummy, then you are much better off going to a venue. This is because the instructor can give you advice on things like technique and they can directly answer questions. You are also given the correct equipment to use whilst on the course. Saying this however, undertaking an online training course before attending a face-to-face one is a promising idea, as it would put you in a great position by giving you a base knowledge of the topic, putting you on the front foot on the day.

E-Learning Online CoursesOnline Training v Face 2 Face


Another important thing to consider is your budget. How much that you are willing to spend on your training. This is obviously an important thing to consider, especially from a business perspective. An example of the, often wide, gulf between the costs of online and offline training is shown below.

If buying under ten licences, an Asbestos Awareness course is £35.00 per licence (supplied by HL Training) and this price falls with the more that you buy. In contrast, a Face-To-Face UKATA Asbestos Awareness course is usually around £85-100, this course is also supplied by HL Training.

Another expense to consider is the travel and absence of staff. Generally, if your staff are on a training day, they aren’t going to be working, but you will most likely have to pay them for their time and travel.


How a when you would like to carry out, or have your staff carry out, the training is a very important factor. Online training offers you a much higher level of flexibility as to when and where you can carry out the training. Many large employers make new staff carry out multiple online based courses during their induction, as part of their mandatory training. This is because they do not have to pay an internal trainer to do it for them, but they are still given the facts in a clear and understandable way, with interactive ‘Test Your Knowledge’ scores at the end.


To conclude, there is no definitive answer as to whether or not you should use choose one type of training over the other, but this article does offer you what you should consider when deciding which one to go for.

To book Online Courses, please Click Here or click the E-Learning tab above to navigate through our courses.

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We will be holding a 360 excavator training course starting at our Clevedon, Bristol location on either 19th March 2018 or 9th April 2018 the course duration is 3 days for an experienced operator (Wednesday to Friday) and 5 days for a novice.

There is also one place left on our 1 day 360 excavator refresher training course being held on Saturday 14th April 2018 again at our Clevedon, Bristol location.

The cost of these courses are as follows:

5 Day novice course £1050.00 including VAT
3 Day experienced operator course is £630.00 including VAT
1 Day refresher course £210.00 including VAT

There is also a £15.00 including VAT TOPS registration fee for all candidates
All prices fixed for 2 weeks, price increase imminent.

If you are interested in any of these mobile plant training courses or if you require and additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

360 Excavator Training

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: If a course is cancelled within 10 days of the course date 100% of the course fees are payable. If a course is cancelled 11- 14 days of the course date 75% of the course fees are payable. The person booking the course is agreeing to the terms and conditions and is doing so on behalf of the above company. Dates of courses or training venue may be changed without notice.