“Patrick Dowden is an excellent Instructor, he took the time to ensure that all our staff understood the course completely and felt comfortable on the forklift for the ‘hands on’ portion of the class. The course was informative and professional and we all ended the day with a smile on our face.
Thank you.”

Kym Bartley, Calgary Humane Society

“Patrick, I’d like to thank you very much for your contribution to the Operational Training 2018 Training Season. The success of our programs is dependent upon the support of other work groups working with ATCO so your commitment is greatly appreciated. This year you developed, prepared and delivered several courses as part of our 2018 Training Season.

Your knowledge, experience and hard work drove the success of these courses and contributed to the very positive feedback received from the course participants. I have included below some of the feedback that we had received from the courses you taught.

On behalf of Operational Training, I would like to thank you again for your commitment to the training program and look forward to working with you in the future.”

Sheri Tchir, Supervisor, Atco

“Our company has been getting our lift truck training from Patrick for about 11 years now. Patrick has always been very accommodating when it came to our bookings times, the size of the group and the different locations. We have had both new certifications and re-certifications done with Patrick on both our stand up and rough terrain units. Patrick has been in this industry for many years and he always comes to class with new interesting stories. A very professional service with a fair price.”

Troy Kindopp, EMCO Corporation

“Just wanted to pass along some positive feedback from the guys who took the course with Patrick. Four of the operators approached and let me know how well it went. The content was relevant and presentation was down to earth. One of operators that has been with the company for 44 years said it was by far the best course for forklift training he has had.”

Nathan Kelland, RSE, Maintenance Supervisor
Westman Steel Industries

“I have heard from all the guys Patrick trained and they said he was the best trainer they had ever had for any forklift course.”

Chrissy Friesen, Production Supervisor, Westman Steel Industries

“Being a Warehouse Manager, part of my responsibility is to ensure the staff are trained properly in the use of Forklifts. One of the biggest challenges in achieving this is to find a training representative who can engage the staff and keep them interested during the course. Patrick is definitely that person. I have been using Patrick for all my forklift training requirements for the last 12 years. He is able to communicate effectively with the employees during the training sessions. He is very organized and respectful of the environment he is training in. I would definitely recommend Patrick from Elite Operator Safety Training to anyone who requires this service.”

Doug Acheson, Warehouse Manager

“I have known Patrick for many years (10+) and use his services often as we are a bigger company that requires all employees to have a license. He is very accommodating and works around your schedule without hesitation. Works at your pace as he is passionate and wants to make sure you’re confident in your training! No doubt that I will continue to use Patrick and so should you!!”

Jackie Dodds

“I have known Patrick professionally for more than 15 years as an instructor of forklift and warehouse safety. Our equipment safety record has been exceptional over that period because of the training we have received from Patrick. Patrick has always shown to be knowledgeable, courteous and flexible with his training programs. He is clearly passionate about safety and this reflects in his training style. I have in the past and will continue to recommend Patrick to others within my industry for forklift safety and certification.”

Nick Hill, Residential Territory Manager

“Not only was he fully aware of what he was teaching and how to appropriately teach this to multiple different individuals he was very polite, well mannered, patient, had a great demeanor and was very easy to get along with. Patrick was to the point and made sure we understood what he was teaching us before moving on to following subjects. Patrick also took the time to get to know us individually in order to make sure we understood forklift operation and safety adequately. We have used Patrick several times now for training and we will continue to do so.

I would highly recommend Patrick for any forklift certificate training. On behalf of Direct Right Cartage we would also like to thank Patrick for all of the hard work he has put into our employees ensuring a safe working environment.”

Claudia Kowalowka, Supervisor

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