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Checkmate training division grows in strength

4th April 2014

Checkmate training division grows in strength

Checkmate’s training division HART continues to grow in size with the recent new appointments of Luke Harrison and Lee Goodman.

Both have exceptional skills and enviable experience in height safety training and will be valuable assets to the team.

Check out their bios below:

Luke Harrison

Lead Trainer

My experience in the Work at Height industry initially began as a rope access technician, industrial climber and professional rescue team member. After gaining a lot of operational experience and a passion for the industry, I was eager to combine this with another passion of mine; instructing and teaching.

This passion was realised in my teenage years as an Air Cadet before I even had my first job, teaching fellow cadets how to use rifles, navigate their way up mountains and fly gliders.

I became an instructor in the Work at Height Industry in 2010 and haven’t looked back since, training a wide range of courses and skills throughout most industries including construction, telecoms and the military to name a few.

Now that I am a part of Height And Rescue Training, I look forward to using my abilities and experience to further enhance the Checkmate Group’s unparalleled reputation for industry leading services, products and innovation.


Lee Goodman

Sales Engineer & Trainer

Before joining Checkmate I worked for and then helped run a successful height safety & engineering company for 12 years. This involved dealing with tenders from conceptual design through to completion and drew on a wide range of skills, from designing with architects to surveying, tendering etc.

I also have more than six years’ experience as a trainer in the world of height safety from basic through to managerial level as well as extensive rescue training experience, including being a trainer for the Global Wind Energy organisation.

In addition to this I am able to draw on more than 15 years’ experience as an engineer fabricator welder. I have the unique skill that enables me to engineer a bespoke solution to those more demanding issues in access and height safety issues.

I have only one philosophy in life and that is “strive to achieve to be the best I can possibly be in all that I do”