Tasman Training Ltd

     Tasman Training Ltd

Passionate about quality training

A bit about us

Tasman Training Ltd is a New Zealand-based business with a training centre in Stratford, Taranaki. 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 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.

Virtual Stan

Stan has also been developing a new website called virtualstan.co where you can view and purchase training videos on wide range of machine applications. You can create an account to view or view some of the free videos.





Stan has also written a book! Its his journey to become a successful trainer packed gull of great help, tips and ideas for people in any type of communication role dealing with groups of people. This book is for sale - great value at $25 plus pp. Contact us for a copy.









Training and Assessment we offer

Operator training & assessment

Site Safety Evaluation

Forklifts & Walkie Forklifts

    Low Speed Truck Handling

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, stability and driving skills.


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

  • Truck hiabs or hiab assistants
  • Telehandlers
  • Scissor lifts / EWP
  • ATV
  • Tractor and backhoe
  • Digger, loader and roller.

We can tailor courses to suit your specific machine or site.

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.

We can carry out independent assessment of your forklift operation and materials handling practices to make sure you are meeting all the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 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.

Contact us for details


Our prices range from about $180 + GST per person to $250 + GST per person. It depends on the numbers and how much work we have to do to tailor the course to suit your requirements.

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