Barry Keatley was born into agriculture and has grown up around machines which lead him into construction and the world of Plant Machinery. He has worked in all sectors with machinery ie; Agriculture, Construction, Quarrying, Equine, Waste, Schools and the private sector.
Barry was left wheelchair-bound after an RTA in 2000, despite this he returned to machine driving while still a wheelchair user. He then returned to study to gain a qualification in Training & Development which he got through the I.I.T.D and from there became a registered Trainer delivering FAS/SOLAS CSCS courses. Through sheer determination and positive outlook, Barry no longer uses a wheelchair and has established a successful career in plant machinery training.
Today Barry Keatley is one of the most knowledgeable and sought-after Plant Machinery Trainers in Ireland. He delivers training across all different sectors including; Safety awareness, Site Safety, Plant and Machinery and more recent Covid awareness.
Barry has a keen interested in new technology and new ways of delivering training which has brought him to the world of Simulators. He is acutely aware that the world of training plant machinery is desperately seeking new ways to reduce costs, improve safety, reduce pollution and improve driver efficiency. Barry is championing the way for these much-needed changes by making it possible for plant operators to learn in a way that protects the learner, the environment, the machinery whilst reducing costs to the industry.