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A bit about us

Tasman Training Ltd is a Taranaki-based business with a training centre in Stratford. Stan Chesswas, the owner and trainer at Tasman, is passionate about training people to improve their job opportunities and career path.

Our focus at Tasman Training is to provide training for people in the transport, retail, warehousing and civil construction industries. We train and assess people using our range of specially developed courses. We also provide some training within the NZQA framework.

We have a strong interest in providing training opportunities for school leavers.

If you want training in a friendly, relaxed setting with no pressure and literacy help if needed, come and visit us at our training centre.

We can also come to your site if it is more convenient.

Training and Assessment we offer

Car & Truck Driving Lessons

Wheels, Tracks and Rollers

Digger & Loader Driving Lessons

Hiab, Telehandler & Scissor Lift

Forklifts & Walkie Forklifts

Low Speed Truck Handling

Dangerous Goods (DG)

Our forklift and Walkie forklift operator courses cover all the essential aspects of how to be a safe forklift operator. Our courses include a large number of good practices and handy tips to make all types of forklift operation safe and effective. We cover components of the machine, operational checks, managing hazards in the workplace, capacity and stability and driving skills.

We run courses for the WTR endorsement. You need a WTR endorsement on your licence if you operate a roller, a machine with self-laying racks or a machine that runs on wheels such as loaders, on the road.

We run a Dangerous Goods (D endorsement) unit standard course US16718. You need a D endorsement on your licence if you transport dangerous goods by road or handle dangerous as store staff and handlers. The course provides people handling dangerous goods with the knowledge and skills to do so. There is no practical assessment component to this course. You don’t need a full car licence to do the D endorsement but must at least hold a learner licence.

We can get you ready to sit your tests with the AA approved assessors by going out with you in your car or truck. Stan is a very experienced instructor and can make sure you are ready to pass your test. He will instruct you on what the AA assessor will be looking for, fix up any bad habits you’ve already acquired and make sure you understand the road rules accurately.

We run courses for people operating a number of different machines in the workplace. Specifically:

  • Truck hiabs or hiab assistants
  • Telehandlers
  • Scissor lifts

We run our courses like a toolbox meeting giving everyone a chance to participate and share their knowledge and experiences.

If you need to manoeuvre a truck and trailer around a yard as part of your job you will need some special skills and training on how to manoeuvre the truck safety and effectively. We run a course specifically for people whose main job is not truck driving but where shifting trucks is a necessary part of the job.

If you want to learn how to drive a digger or loader, or if you just want to hone your skills, you can come to our training centre and use our machines to practice on The Paddock. You’ll be fully supervised and instruction will be given as needed. Stan has had many years’ experience operating diggers, loaders and other heavy earth moving machinery. Ask us about the costs.

We can carry out an independent assessment of your forklift operation and materials handling practices to make sure you are meeting all the Health and Safety at Work Act requirements. Our evaluations process is detailed and steps through more than 100 criteria based on:·        

  • industry best practice·        
  • internal SOPs·        
  • relevant legislation / regulations

Each point of interest is noted and documented, including photographs. The report offers recommendations on ways of improving any issues noted.

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