Originally set up to cater for the demands of the then newly introduced Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, Commercial Operator Training Solutions Ltd (COTS) has grown from small beginnings into a company which truly can provide a total transport training solution.
Established two years ago when Jason Mowforth and Malcolm Davie started providing high quality Driver CPC courses, COTS quickly added a tachograph analysis bureau to their business and brought in analysis expert Sharon Bailey to complement the business. Less than a year later COTS expanded into practical LGV (Category C and C+E) driver and forklift truck training with the arrival of Paul Jones. August this year saw the company expanding into the premises next door in order to provide a new forklift training centre and other training opportunities. Along with ADR, management CPC and refresher courses, compliance audits and the above, COTS really does offer a comprehensive service for both the truck and bus & coach industry.
The impressive growth of the business meant that Director Jason Mowforth had to expand. Thankfully there was a vacancy just next door to the current office and Jason was quick to take up the opportunity. This expansion has allowed the company to provide practical commercial vehicle training, gantry crane and forklift truck training which has initially created another full time position within the company – all in addition to their classroom based training.
With the extended premises the company now offer more practical classes, alongside the inhouse classroom training and online courses. All courses cover current legislation changes and cover everything from new legislation to general skills and safety, along with fuel improvement training and more. Offering a full range of practical and written courses for Driver CPC, Operator CPC, ADR – Dangerous Goods, forklift truck, Health & Safety including IOSH & NEBOSH, First Aid, Category B+E, C and C+E licence training, Transport Consultancy and Operator licensing.
“The extra premises contain the main office and more practical training facilities” says Jason. “It became clear that we had exhausted the classroom based training and there was nowhere to expand from there. We decided to follow a generic growth pattern with industrial training and respond to an increased demand in our key customers’ needs, who were all indicating that they would appreciate the extra training opportunities.”
“We are also launching a brand new website. We see the development in location as a step forward for the business and we plan for the website to reflect a new era for us.”
Commercial Operator Training Solutions have become well known for their dedication in building relationships with customers. They continually get excellent feedback and offer superb training adhering to a quality, service and price outlook on customer service.
Another arm to the business is digital and tachograph analysis, which is carried out by a dedicated analyst in-house. With regular updates on any changes in legislation they are able to act as advisors to the operator, as well as providing a detailed analysis service. Focus is given to those drivers who need additional training, and support is given at the end of the phone to ensure operators comply with the legislation. If any infringement is spotted then the other arm of the business comes in and training can be supplied to get the operator back on track.
Commercial Operator Training Solutions Services:
- Forklift Truck
- Operator CPC
- Driver CPC
- Health & safety
- Lorry Mounted Crane
- Online Training
- Operator licence advice
- Tachograph Analysis
- System Audits
- First Aid
- IOSH & NEBOSH