Conversion Training delivered on board HMS Ocean

Key Benefits

  • Designed to enhance existing knowledge
  • Delivered on board HMS Ocean
  • Bespoke package created at short notice


PDM delivered Rough Terrain Fork Lift Maintainer Training to the Royal Navy on behalf of ALC in support of the UK MoD’s C Vehicle Capability PFI Contract.

The level of training delivered is designed to enhance the maintainers underpinning knowledge of automotive systems allowing the maintainer to transfer their skills onto specialist equipment. This type of training is referred to as ‘conversion’ training and was delivered to Royal Naval personnel on board HMS Ocean in Plymouth.

The conversion training is a requirement of the C Vehicle Capability PFI Contract.  Maintainers and Operators of this specialist type of equipment must be qualified to maintain and operate the equipment in order to reduce the potential for equipment or 3rd party damage or injury to personnel.

The course was attended by Royal Navy technicians who will be responsible for maintaining the equipment during HMS Ocean’s operational deployments.


The course was designed by PDM to meet the client’s very high standards, and the content was approved and authorised by the Training Development Team (TDT) of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).

As a result of this training, the Royal Navy is assured that the equipment will be properly maintained during its deployment on HMS Ocean.

At the end of the course an evaluation took place with attendees scoring the course at 9.3 out of 10.  In addition the course senior commented that the course was “very informative” and that the delivery was “well dispersed between PowerPoint presentations and practical applications”, and the Instructor was credited with “good practical knowledge” of the subject matter.

Customer Feedback

“It was the first time that I had delivered vehicle maintainer training on board a ship, let alone one of the Royal Navy’s largest ships.  We created a bespoke training package at short notice to suit operational requirements which was very well received.”
Sandy MacEachern, PDM Training Needs Analyst and Course Instructor

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