Mark One Training prides itself on providing five star training at our training centres across Essex run by a training team with over 80 combined years experience in the training industry.

Mark One Training started as a need to train our own staff in our parent businesses that provides powered access hire and tool hire. Starting off with one trainer we soon expanded to provide training to every type of business and now we have a team of trainers who can provide accredited training across a number of courses including IPAF, PASMA, First Aid, Forklift, Health and Safety and more.

We are happy to provide on-site training across the United Kingdom and we are happy to discuss any bespoke training requests to help with any training requirements that you may have.

Who are we?Meet the team

Our friendly and knowledgeable training team are here to make your experience with Mark One Training comfortable, informative and easy. They will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about our training courses.

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Simon Old

Simon has worked at Mark One for over 12 years, originally as a driver, before moving into the training side of the business. He enjoys helping people of all abilities to achieve their goals and is a very patient and approachable instructor.

Qualifications currently held:
  • PTTLS Level 4
  • IPAF Instructor
  • Forklift Instructor
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
Courses currently taught:
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • Ladder and Stepladder
  • Working at Height
  • Forklift
  • Safety Harness
  • PAT
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GORDON HORSBURGH

Gordon has worked for Mark One for more than 4 years as an instructor. Prior to starting with the company he spent over 30 years in the construction and building industry. He states that ‘his main aim now is to try to guide people in the safe and correct technique for using equipment and tools within the type of industry that I previously worked in, so that they may avoid ending up as a physical wreck like me!’

Qualifications currently held:
  • City and Guilds for Education and Teaching
  • PASMA Instructor
  • IPAF Instructor
  • BAF Abrasive Wheels
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting
Courses currently taught:
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • Ladder and Stepladder
  • Working at Height
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Safety Harness
  • Manual Handling
  • Chainsaw
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LES SALMON

Les comes from a plant and construction background and has worked for Mark One for over 11 years. He has been an instructor for more than 9 years and has an extensive list of courses that he can cover.

Qualifications currently held:
  • PTTLS Level 3
  • QCF Level 3
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NUCO First Aid Instructor
  • IPAF Instructor
  • PASMA Instructor
  • City and Guilds Confined Spaces Level 2
  • BAF Abrasive Wheels
  • LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting
Courses currently taught:
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • Confined Space
  • Ladder and Stepladder
  • Working at Height
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Cable Avoidance
  • Safety Harness
  • Manual Handling
  • Traffic Marshal
  • Chainsaw
  • First Aid
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SIMON SHEFFIELD

Simon has worked at Mark One for over 8 years. Simon runs his courses in a relaxed and refreshing style, using his knowledge of the construction industry, guiding delegates, along the way, with the safe use of tools and products within the industry.

Qualifications currently held:
  • City and Guilds for Education and Teaching PASMA Instructor
  • IPAF Instructor
  • City and Guilds Confined Spaces Level 2
  • Forklift Instructor
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
Courses currently taught:
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • Confined Space
  • Ladder and Stepladder
  • Working at Height
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Forklift
  • Manual Handling
  • Safety Harness
  • Traffic Marshal
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MATT HEADLAM

Matt has worked for Mark One for over 4 years and enjoys teaching delegates from different industries and backgrounds and hearing their experiences from the trade.

Qualifications currently held:
  • City and Guilds for Education and Training
  • IPAF Instructor
  • PASMA Instructor
  • BAF Abrasive Wheels
  • IOSH Managing Safely
Courses currently taught:
  • Working at Height
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Safety Harness
  • PAT
  • PASMA
  • IPAF
  • Manual Handling
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STEVE JONES

Steve started working for Mark One in 2005. After 3 years he trained to become an instructor. Steve finds it very rewarding when training delegates who are inexperienced or nervous and they achieve the level required. He, also, enjoys learning information from delegates when they share experiences relevant to the subject being taught.

Qualifications currently held:
  • PTTLS Level 4
  • QCF Level 3
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NUCO First Aid Instructor
  • IPAF Instructor
  • PASMA Instructor
  • City and Guilds Confined Spaces Level 2
Courses currently taught:
  • IPAF
  • PASMA
  • Confined Space
  • Cable Avoidance
  • Ladder and Stepladder
  • Working at Height
  • Safety Harness
  • Traffic Marshal
  • First Aid
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SHARON STEEN

Sharon joined the company in January 2012 to help with the Administration of the Training Department, before progressing through to her current position.

Training Co-Manager
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WENDY TIPPER

Wendy joined the Team in May 2015 to help cover the additional workload within our Training Department, before progressing on to her current position.

Training Co-Manager

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TestimonialsWhat our clients say

Don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients have said about their experience whilst training with Mark One.

"Great environment, well qualified instructors, I will 100% recommend the training centres to anyone. During this hard time they put everything in places to make the training centre safe and tidy and well sanitised. Each candidate’s temperature was taken before the training. Everything was absolutely spot on."

  • - Azeez Saliu

"I will recommend anybody to go to MARKONE Training. I did health and safety course. To be honest I had dificulty to spell, but Simon Old was very patient and helpful. I am very grateful. Thank you Mark 1 Training team!"

  • - Fatjon Shaba76

"The training sesions were proffesionally delivered in a comfortable environment. The instructor was very professional and welcoming. A really nice experience overall. I'd highly recommend it to anyone!"

  • - Marius Tudor

"I have a lot of training centres close to home, some just a few minutes from my house, despite this I'm more than happy to travel for over an hour from Kent to Southend to do my training with them as I feel the service you get from Mark One is second to none!"

  • - Adam Brown