Biglift provides an internationally accredited portfolio of training and specialist services.
With a reputation built upon many years of experience in challenging environments our expertise is unrivalled worldwide.
Biglift Instructors and inspectors are amongst the most highly qualified and experienced in the world and all training and inspection work is carried out in accordance with the relevant professional trade associations, standards bodies, and codes of practice such as ISO, EN, BS, DIN, ASME, API, HSE, LEEA, IOSH, CITB, CPCS, CITY & Guilds.
Biglift and the City & Guilds
City & Guilds is the UK’s leading vocational awarding body, offering more than 500 qualifications over 28 industry sectors, through 8500 approved centres in and around 100 countries worldwide.
As well as being the leader in skills in the UK City & Guilds also operates in around 100 countries, in over 2000 centres worldwide. They have three major international hubs: London (servicing Europe, the Gulf regions, the Caribbean and Americas), Johannesburg (servicing Africa), and Singapore (servicing Asia, Australia and New Zealand).
City & Guilds works with employers, governments, professional associations and International businesses globally to ensure that their qualifications act as a passport to further learning or employment world-wide.
Biglift and the CPCS
CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) – is the largest and most highly recognised card scheme for the plant industry. It is based on a combination of professional competence and health and safety awareness – two essential qualities for operating plant.
More than 150,000 individuals carry the card and it is required to be able to operate most categories of plant on MCG (Major Contractors Group), NCF (National Contractors Federation) and NHBC sites. Put simply, it is the main standard for plant operators.
The CPCS scheme helps plant operators prove their skills to employers. It is required in order to be able to operate plant equipment on a number of sites. For example, the MCG (Major Contractors Group) and NCF (National Contractors Federation) insist that workers carry the CPCS card to be able to operate most categories of plant on their sites. Many other employers are following suit and demanding that operators also carry appropriate cards to prove their skills. It was created primarily for the construction industry, but is also used by many other sectors to maintain standards.
Biglift and LEEA (Accredited Training Company)
LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) – Any member organisation which is involved in the design, manufacture, import, supply, servicing, examination and verification of lifting equipment, or training of personnel to use it safely and wishes to achieve the highest standards of quality and safety will benefit from being a member.
Anyone with experience in this field will bear witness to the ever-increasing technical demands, quality needs and legal requirements relating to lifting equipment. One of the main aims of the Association is to achieve the highest standards of quality and integrity in the operations of members. Entry qualifications are demanding and strictly enforced through technical audits based on the Technical Requirements for Members.