Clovgate Elevator Company has collaborated with a global university based in the United Kingdom and other lift elevator skills development institutions based in the UK and USA Kingdom to provide accredited training programs aimed at achieving a new, professional dimension for the lift/ elevator industry.

The training focusses on lift/ elevator engineering, and occupational health and safety activities for elevator and escalator installation, maintenance, repair and service for mechanics and technicians and other field operations personnel including supervisory and managerial staff.

Clovgate will afford the applicants the opportunity to work hands-on in the lift engineering sector; the courses will develop their knowledge of the fundamentals of lift engineering, including mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic engineering design and analysis, while working fulltime in maintenance and repair and new equipment installation.

By virtue of the recognition of the training by global elevator industry players and other accreditation agencies, the diploma, certificate and degree training courses offered in collaboration with Clovgate Elevator Company give the lift/ elevator industry employees the opportunity to obtain official acknowledgement for their knowledge and skills.

Currently, the original equipment manufacturers facilitate and offer training, which, while useful from an operational perspective, has no global professional standing. The training through Clovgate Elevator Company provides a structure in which participants receive framework credits which can contribute towards the higher national certificate, bachelor’s degree and possibly a master’s degree.

Trainees learn and apply technical aspects about lifts/ elevators and escalators, as well as ways of optimizing the equipment. Basic training includes maintenance and repairs; and modernization and new equipment installation, with emphasis on (i) enhancing performance and life cycles of parts to reduce downtime and replacement costs; and (ii) innovation to improve the performance and reliability of elevator and escalator products.

Successful applicants can study through part-time distance learning through Clovgate Elevator Company in the follow courses;

(a) Lift Engineering HNC.

(b) Lift Engineering FdSc.

(c) Lift Engineering Msc.

And will get the opportunity to train hands-on at Nidec-Kinetek training centres in California (USA) and Qingdao (China) where there are specially suited test towers for designing, manufacturing, developing and testing equipment for the global market.

Clovgate Elevator Company is uniquely qualified to provide the training in Africa principally from its bases in Harare and South Africa owing to its strong network of service and supply partners. The training dovetails with Clovgate Elevator Company’s commitment to providing the best elevator, escalator and all vertical transportation equipment engineering service in the industry with a solid commitment to improving safety and reliability to building owners, equipment owners, building managers, property investors, facilities managers and professionals in the fields of new lifts, preventive maintenance, modernization and repair.