What are the different types of HGV/LGV?

Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and large goods vehicles (LGVs) are lorries or trucks with a gross weight – including the vehicle itself and cargo – of over 3,500kg. Driving an HGV or LGV requires training and a specific licence due to it being a specialist skill. There is a lot of variation in the kinds […]

How do you become a plant machinery certification trainer?

Here at Euro 1 Training we understand that you will want to ensure you get the best plant machinery training possible when looking to gain certification. We think that our courses and training providers offer top quality training which will set you up for a fruitful career in construction. As our course leaders are at […]

What kind of jobs can you get with an HGV/LGV licence?

If you are considering completing training to become a truck driver, you may be wondering what sort of job opportunities there will be available once you’re qualified. There is currently quite the shortage of HGV/LGV drivers so there will be many different career paths and types of job available, should you be open to opportunities. […]

Common causes of dump truck accidents and how to avoid them

Dump trucks are large, important pieces of plant machinery which are primarily used to transport construction and demolition materials. Dump trucks can either be forward tipping or rear tipping; rear tipping dump trucks tend to be the larger and more heavy duty option. However, both types can be dangerous when used improperly. For this reason, […]

What are the consequences of working without certification?

Obtaining certification for the operation of plant machinery is a fantastic way to make sure you can safely and effectively use the equipment. It can also be a way to show reputable employers you have the necessary skills and, consequently, help you start a rewarding career. Despite these clear benefits, certification is not a compulsory […]

The benefits of becoming a HGV/LGV driver

Choosing any career path is a big decision. To make an informed choice, it is best do your research and consider things such as what the role will realistically involve, what opportunities there are and what training or preparation you will have to do to gain employment. In this article, we will be considering the […]

Unlocking your career: The benefits of a 360 excavator certification

This article is the next in our series of blogs based around unlocking skilful careers through gaining vehicular certifications. This month, the focus is on the 360 excavator certification. This certification comprises of learning about, and training in, operating excavators and diggers. The benefits of gaining the 360 excavator certification are laid out below. Increased […]

Unlocking Your Career: the Benefits of Forklift Certification

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Following on from our article last month on the benefits of vehicular certification for HGVs and LGVs, this month we’re going to look at the career benefits of acquiring your forklift licence. Enhanced Career Prospects In the job market today there is always a shortage of skilled workers, and that includes of qualified forklift operators. […]

Unlocking Your Career: The Benefits of LGV/HGV Certification

We all know that the more qualifications and certifications you have, the more employable you are. However, while most people’s thoughts immediately jump to educational qualifications like GCSEs, A-levels and degrees at the mention of qualifications, these aren’t the only things employers look for by any means. Certification in other areas is arguably just as […]

The Different Kinds of Forklift Engines

There are a whole host of different types of forklift engines out there, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. While some are suited best for use in factories, others may be better used on a construction site, and so on. They are powered by electricity, gas or diesel, and each type has different capabilities […]