Duncan Cunningham

Ainscough Training Services is the UK’s largest independent provider of specialist training for the Management & Supervision of Lifting Operations and it is a CPCS accredited test centre as well as a CSkills assessment centre.
Duncan works within a team of Instructors and NVQ/QCF Assessors who deliver competence based qualifications for client’s throughout the UK.

Career Profile
Duncan’s career as a Mobile Crane Operator began when he secured employment at John Sutch Crane Hire in Liverpool, during his time he gained experience operating various makes, model and sizes of machinery across a variety of environments. After spending a couple of years as a Mobile Crane Operator he gained his qualifications as Slinger Signaller, Crane Supervisor and Appointed Person.

Eventually Duncan decided to move on from John Sutch and embarked upon a new line of employment at Ainscough Training where he learnt the skill to teach and pass on his passion for the lifting industry. This career path lasted 3 glorious years but he decided to move back into the Crane Hire industry making his new home at Ainscough Crane Hire Wirral/Stanlow depots.

Whilst he was at Stanlow he was selected for a position as a Crane Coordinator Manager on the Merseylink Project. This was a high profile project combining 3 major construction companies and this lead to him being able to expand his knowledge greatly within the industry including the use of tower crane, crawler cranes and excavators amongst other. Upon the completion of this project he was then offered and took the position as the Project Appointed Person at Sellafield.
Duncan has now joined Ainscough Training Services Ltd offering his experience and knowledge for our clients and candidates

Relevant Industry Qualifications
Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations
Level 3 NVQ Supervising Lifting Operations
Level 2 Controlling Lifting Operations
CPCS Appointed Person
CPCS Crane/Lifting Supervisor
CPCS Slinger/Signaller (All Duties)
CPCS Mobile Crane Operator (All Duties)
CPCS Tester/Trainer
SMSTS (Site Manager Safety Training Scheme Certificate)
A1 Assessors Award Level 3 NVQ (Vocational Qualification Assessor)
PTLLS Level 3 NVQ (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector)
Level 2 Computer Aided Design (CAD)
ECITB, CCNSG (Safety Passport)
Influence of Wind (Liebherr)
GOTCHA CRD Rescue kit (Span Set)
Working at Height (Span Set)
Managing Construction Plant
First Aid at Work