Porters/Labourers

CLS staff begin their employment undergoing a standardised induction process. However thereafter we take great pride in developing every individual who works under our banner. 

As part of our initial induction, each employee goes through staff vetting processes and tests on language, numeracy and literacy. This ensures that they can communicate properly and effectively in any situation which may arise on-site. 

Manual handling is the next step within our training process. Each member of the team is trained to become an effective material handler, so that they can porter and labour on any job, as required. Thereafter, our employees complete the CSCS Touchscreen Test, delivered through Pearson Vue and then complete a one-day classroom IOSH Health and Safety Training Course to gain their CSCS certification and CSCS card.

Manual handling training is also carried out on a practical basis where each staff member is individually trained to use handling equipment effectively and safely.

This includes but is not restricted to manual lifting, knowing personal limits and when to ask for assistance, placing material on handling equipment to manoeuvre and put in place whether this is on customer premises or loading a vehicle. Using a tail-lift and placing the load safely, distributing and securing a load properly and stowing equipment in the right way whether in a warehouse, on a truck or within an office environment.

Part of this training is spent detailing many Do’s and Dont’s and the standards of behavior required while on site. Our customers can expect CLS staff to arrive at site ready, willing and able to work hard but also to maintain high standards of service delivery with a positive personal attitude and behavior.