Holding both National and International CPC qualifications and having worked within the transport industry for many years as a driver, then progressing onto transport manager for a large heavy haulage company moving access equipment and large construction equipment both throughout the UK and Europe, I understand the requirements of both the company and the driver.
Having moved into training people to safely operate construction plant and equipment it seemed a logical step to become involved with the delivery of Periodic Driver CPC training.
I have previous experience of working within a consortium environment and as a BSI Lead Auditor, working with International organisations, I am passionate about compliance with standards, procedures and the requirements of awarding bodies.
Initially having served in the Royal Navy, my first job in civilian life was working with aluminium scaffolding towers. From here I ran my own haulage firm, personally transporting static caravans, access machines and heavy plant throughout Europe.
Later in life having trained to become an International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Prefabricated Access Supplier’s and Manufacturer’s Association (PASMA) instructor, I obtained my teaching diploma thus advancing to a senior instructor within the access industry before actively becoming involved in the CPC Link.
My commitment to health and safety is absolute, and given my experience within the transport industry I am looking forward to working with you all to help improve road safety.
After ten years working within a firm of accountants I set up my own Chartered Accountancy practice in 2005. Eleven years on, Richards Associates Ltd employ five members of staff. We have an extensive client base, delivering accounting, taxation and book keeping services both nationally and internationally to a wide range of businesses, including many within the transport industry.
We have grown organically by providing a professional, timely service, which focuses on the needs of our individual clients in all areas of administration and finance.
We are proud to be involved in the CPC Link, supplying both accounting and administrative support.
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