Kentra Training was established by Norman Kennish in February 1997, providing on-site courses for all types of industries. We now provide over 100 different courses covering all areas including agricultural, industrial and construction, many of which have NPORS accreditation available.

Norman was first registered as an instructor in 1985 and a commercial consultant and trainer from 1989. Since then the business has continued to grow with Norman’s wife Tricia joining as a partner, followed by their children Emma and John.   A purpose built office was created in 2005, moving to a larger office in 2015 as more staff joined the business allowing greater flexibility for the business to continue growing.

The next step

Kentra took the next step and opened a Training Centre in October 2018. By the end of that year accreditation with NPORS had been approved and National Plant training has been running from our centre since January 2019.

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The list of courses continues to grow, but here are the ones which are currently available. These can be run as open or closed courses, a Blog with a list of our open events will be published for you to see what we have coming up.

Tool Safety

  • Abrasive Wheels Cutting and Grinding Wheels or  Abrasive Wheels Hand Held cut off saw (Stihl saw type)
  • Cable Avoidance Training.
  • Chainsaw cross cut & maintenance
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Hand Held Equipment
  • Hand Held Petrol Cut off Saw
  • Small Plant & Portable Tools
  • Toolbox Talks Presenter

 Health & Safety

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Confined Spaces Awareness
  • Confined Spaces Low Risk
  • Confined Spaces Medium Risk
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Materials Handling Supervisor
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety at Street & Roadworks (RASWA)
  • Safety Officer Health & Safety Awareness
  • Site Safety Awareness
  • Stress Awareness

Lift Truck Courses

  • Counterbalance Lift Truck
  • Pedestrian Pallet Truck

Working at Heights

  • Emergency Escape
  • Harness and Fall Arrest
  • Height Safety Equip Appreciation & Inspect
  • Ladders and Steps
  • Managers Working at Height Training Course
  • MEWP Boom – Mobile Work Platform
  • MEWP Scissor Lift
  • Mobile Tower
  • Safe Working at Height


  • Instructor Courses In-House (5 Day)
  • Lifting Equipment Inspector
  • Manual Handling Instructor
  • NPORS Instructor (5 or 10 day)
  • Train the Trainer (3 day)

Lifting Operations

Fire Safety

  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Warden

Plant Operator Courses

  • Plant Machinery Marshall
  • Vehicle Marshall

Manual Handling

  • Manual Handling Half and One Day courses
  • Manual Handling Assessor
  • People Handling
  • People Handling – Emergency Evacuation


  • Wood chipper & Shredder

Safety Workshops

  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Face Fit – Safe Use of Respirators & Face Masks
  • Office Safety
  • Warehouse Safety
  • Woodworking Machinery

This is only a selection of the courses we can deliver, all our courses are presented in the course brochure on our website by following the link HERE.

Most popular courses

One of our most popular courses is the Confined Spaces as this can be practically difficult to arrange a training space on-site.  We have the specially designed and NPORS approved Confined Space medium risk area for our training including crawl space, tripod, and winch to enable training in a safe and realistic working environment.

Other courses include our Report of Thorough Examination for small lifting equipment and accessories. Lifting equipment such as harnesses and shackles need to be regularly checked and such inspections can prove costly.  However you can train to be the ‘Competent person’ to perform these examinations yourself. Our courses are run throughout the year and registered with NPORS, more details are talked about on our Safety Inspector blog.

Let’s not forget our numerous Tool Safety and Workshop courses which cover the unique Small Plant and Portable Tools course developed by Kentra and NPORS and only available through our centre for NPORS registration and the ever popular Wood working machinery courses.

Come and train with us

Training with us couldn’t be simpler, once you are booked on to the course all you need to bring is yourself and any personal PPE you may prefer.  All the equipment and safety PPE is provided and we will provide the equipment and accessories for the course, however if you wish to bring any of your own equipment this is perfectly fine to do so and we can then train you on the machinery you are used to working with.

Due to the nature of the courses we provide, we also ask that candidates clothing be suitable for practical use of the equipment, including Safety Boots where possible.

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Up until earlier this year lunch had been provided for delegates on full day courses, however due to COVID19 we are advised not to supply at the moment but we hope that this will again be something we can offer in future.   We therefore suggest that candidates bring their own sandwiches or there is a lovely ‘Little Café’ on our industrial estate which supplies a variety of hot and cold food every day.

Finding us

Our training centre is based on the WO Sheeran Trading Estate,

Our Address is

W1 & W2

W.O. Sheeran Trading Estate

Nantwich Road (A530)



CW10 0LH

Once you turn onto the Trading Estate, follow the road round the slight right-hand bend and there is a fork in the road. We are the first unit straight in front of you. If you are early, there is a cafe opposite open from 7.30 every morning. The main entrance is our doorway, directly across from the cafe, next to the Fire Hydrant. Parking is available throughout the site, however you may be best outside our unit’s roller shutter door at W1, alongside our unit by the Fire Hydrant or just opposite near unit R.  But don’t worry there are plenty of spaces available.

If using Google Maps please note that ‘Kentra’ may bring you to our offices, please use the postcode above for the best directions.

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A big thank you!

We would like to thank our loyal customers who have used our services over the past 20 plus years, and we hope to continue assisting with their training requirements for many years to come.

If you would like to discuss any of your training requirements, please give us a call on 01606 832 556 or contact us.  It is our pleasure to help you!

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