Accreditations and Associations
We always work in partnership with the leading associations and accrediting bodies in each training category in which we operate:
The International Powered Access Federation promote the safe use of access platforms. IPAF is the standard for training and has a rigorous selection and accreditation scheme for its members. The IPAF training standard and PAL (Powered Access Licence) cards are recognised and accepted in over 25 countries worldwide. We have been a fully accredited IPAF training provider since 2003.
The Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association provide the industry standard training scheme for Mobile Access Towers, with courses available only from registered training providers like Mentor.
The Mineral Products Qualifications Council is a nationally recognised awarding body for National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (NVQs/SVQs) for the extractive and mineral processing industries. We have worked closely with MPQC and its predecessors (EMP & EPIC) and offer a comprehensive range of plant operator training courses.
The National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS is a founder member of the Accrediting Bodies Association - Workplace Transport (ABA), advised on training by the HSE. We deliver NPORS training across a range of sectors and equipment types.
The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers represent and monitor the leading fork lift truck manufacturers and training companies in the workplace transport industry. The association is also a founder member of the Accrediting Bodies Association - Workplace Transport (ABA). We offer a wide range of operator and management courses under the AITT accreditation, delivered to their high standards.
The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers are the UK's only trade association devoted to lorry loaders, running both a training accreditation service and a standards body for the lorry loader industry. We currently have over 40 ALLMI accredited instructors.
The EUSR Plant for Utilities Scheme (PLUS) ensures quality assured and contextually relevant plant equipment training for the utilities and waste recycling industries. Mentor have submitted and attained recognition for a wide range of mobile plant and materials handling operator courses under the PLUS umbrella.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association is established as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide. We were pleased to be the first company to have our overhead gantry crane and slinging and lifting training courses meet the necessary quality standards to become accredited by LEEA.
IOSH are the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world and the only Chartered body for health and safety professionals. They are also a world leader in health and safety training with over 130,000 people taking courses yearly.
We are able to provide several courses approved by IOSH, including IOSH Managing Safely Forklift Operations, which has an approved module that we designed and developed specifically for managers overseeing forklift operations.
The ISO 9001:2008 (British Assessment Bureau) quality standard is recognised worldwide. Organisations registered to this standard, like ourselves, are required to demonstrate that they have a quality management system in place to ensure consistency and continuous improvement.
Achilles UVDB is the community for the UK utilities industry. It enables the utilities sector to use Achilles' proven supplier pre-qualification system to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations.
The apprenticeship levy is now implemented across the UK as of 6th April 2017 for all employers to pay into if they have a paybill over £3million each year.
The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence is for LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout Europe and has been a legal requirement under European Law since 2008/9. The scheme aims to improve the knowledge and skills of professional drivers, with current legislation requiring them to undertake 35 hours of CPC qualifying training every 5 years. Mentor offer Driver CPC training alongside our ALLMI Lorry Loader courses.