Mike Coggan

CPCS  Trainer/Tester

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.

Mike manages a team of CPCS Tester/Trainers who deliver management training from our newly built training centre in Leyland, Lancashire as well as on client’s sites throughout the UK.

Career Profile

Mike started his working career in the Armed Forces (ARMY) serving as a tank crewman and completed his service career as a helicopter air crewman in 1987.

Mike joined Grayston, White & Sparrow (GWS) as a trainee crane operator in 1988 and spent the next 10 years operating mobile cranes up to 130 tonnes lifting capacity as well as working as a slinger/signaller, Crane Supervisor and Appointed Person when required. He has crane operating experience on construction, petrochemical, docks and other associated industry projects.

In 1997 Mike joined the safety & training department at GWS and worked as the Regional Training Manager developing and delivering lifting operations training for both internal and external clients. In November 2000 GWS merged with Ainscough Crane Hire to form the UK’s largest independent crane hirer and Mike continued expand his experience in various departments with ACH.

Mike became one of the founding employees of Ainscough Training Services in 2001 and has since become the CPCS Manager responsible for overseeing training for in excess of 2,000 candidates per year.

Relevant Industry Qualifications

– CPCS Trainer – Tester / Examiner

  • Appointed Person, Lifting Operations
  • Crane Supervisor, Lifting Operations
  • Mobile Crane , blocked, pick and carry, all duties
  • NEBOSH General Certificate
  • CPCS Accredited Tester/Trainer
  • D32 & D33 Assessor Award
  • NVQ 4 – Provision of Learning & Development.
  • NVQ 4 – Learning and Development
  • CITB Instructional Training Award
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme

More about me……

What is your favourite pet?
My dog Poppy

What is the last film that made you cry?
Mary Poppins when I was a kid!

What If you had an alternative career what would your fantasy job be?
Test Driver for Ferrari S.p.a

What is your favourite food?
Cheesy beans on toast

Who would be your ultimate dinner guest?
Winston Churchill

How do you relax out of work?
Motor homing almost every weekend, reading and remote control model flying and tanks