About Us

Plumpton Engineering Services (ABN 3107896667) was founded in 1984 and Plumpton Training Services (ABN 97011029986) was added in 1994. These two businesses operate as separate entities, however the goal of industry excellence and continuous improvement is common to both. We are currently providing training Queensland wide, Australia wide as well as Internationally.

Our head office is located in Mackay Queensland and courses are held regularly in Brisbane, Mackay, Melbourne, Cairns and onsite on request. To ensure you get the maximum benefit from the time you spend with us, we have implemented new and improved learning tools and methodologies.

We have put together a dynamic team of trainers with extensive knowledge, field experience and qualifications to make the training experience enjoyable.

  • Bob Plumpton (CEO, Principal Trainer, Electrical Engineer, EEHA and High Voltage Auditor)
  • Dave Anderson (High Voltage Switching and Mine Electrical Induction Trainer & Assessor)
  • John Blair (Mine Electrical Induction Trainer)
  • Cameron Plumpton (High Voltage Switching and EEHA Trainer & Assessor)
  • Peter Chenery (High Voltage Switching and EEHA Trainer & Assessor)
  • Hayden Wells (Confined Space, Working at Heights Trainer & Assessor)


Training Simulators

High Voltage Switching Simulator


The simulator provides an ideal temporary facility on site to ensure students can genuinely demonstrate they can “Operate local HV switchgear” and “Perform switching” as required by the assessment criteria of UEPOPS349B – Operate Local HV Switchgear and UEPOPS456A – Perform Switching to a Switching Program. A further advantage is that the high voltage switching and the operation of the high voltage switchgear and testing equipment are performed with the equipment deenergised providing a controlled and safe training environment.



Confined Space and Working at Heights Simulator


This Mobile Training Simulator is a state of the art, fully functional and flexible training unit that can be brought to your site, anytime, aywhere. It offers genuine confined space and working at heights experience within a controlled and safe environment.