Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to set a recognised standard in PLC training for all industries to ensure companies know their engineers are working safely and efficiently with their automated control systems in day-to-day operations.

We believe that PLC training should be engaging and relevant to an engineer’s work environment. We also believe this training should be accessible to any engineer who is expected to work on automated control systems.

- David Simm (Managing Director of Scantime)

Our Team


David Simm

Managing Director

With over 50 years of experience in engineering, David started working with PLCs in 1982. In 2004, he founded Scantime to offer comprehensive PLC training. His extensive hands-on expertise and dedication to staying at the forefront of this ever-evolving field sets him apart.


Chris Simm


At 15, Chris joined the family business, learning PLCs through his dad’s mentorship. Now, with over 16 years of experience, he has developed control systems for industry giants like GE Aviation and Schlumberger and has trained thousands of engineers.


David Perry

Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator

Actively contributing to Scantime's growth and reputation through various sales and marketing strategies, both online and in person. David understands the importance of establishing strong client relationships and strive to offer support and guidance to ensure an exceptional training experience for our clients.


Jamal Hussain

Electrical & Controls Engineer

Jamal plays a crucial role in our Automation department, contributing to the development of control systems for our clients. Whether he's working on refurbishing a system older than himself or troubleshooting a malfunctioning one, his expertise proves invaluable to the team.


Maiken Davidson

Administrative Assistant

Introducing Maiken, our invaluable Admin Assistant extraordinaire! With a keen eye for detail, unwavering organisational prowess, and a knack for keeping things running seamlessly, Maiken plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our day-to-day operations.


Alan Turner

PLC Tutor

Alan, a highly skilled MIET Electrical and Control Engineer with extensive military training, boasts over four decades of technical experience. His expertise spans hazardous area training, functional safety frameworks, and PLC maintenance and troubleshooting.

Ranjith Rosa

Quality Assurance Associate

Ranjith, our diligent Quality Assurance Associate, plays a pivotal role in upholding our commitment to excellence. With a keen eye for detail, Ranjith oversees all training documentation, ensuring that every aspect meets the highest standards and regulatory requirements.

Training, Design, Refurbishment & Troubleshooting

Our journey began in 2004 when we pioneered the first online courses for PLC and SCADA systems, offering a distinctive perspective on their intricacies and programming techniques.

Our online series gained in popularity, propelling us to expand our platform and develop industry-leading, hands-on PLC and SCADA/HMI training courses. With over 40 years of hands-on experience in the automation industry, programming PLCs from Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, and Omron, we have become a trusted name in providing unparalleled training solutions.

Today, Scantime proudly trains thousands of individuals and companies worldwide, offering Automation Programming courses designed to elevate the safety of engineers on the shop floor and enhance the integrity of industrial processes.

What sets us apart is not just our expertise but the unique learning experience we offer. At Scantime, you learn from professional engineers who actively design and install real programs for clients across diverse industries worldwide. Our engineers, who double as trainers, impart not only real programming to industrial standards but also guide you through working on a Live PLC on the shop floor – an environment where precision is crucial and equipment control can be inherently hazardous.

Join us at Scantime and experience a transformative learning journey led by professionals who don't just teach automation but live and breathe it in real-world scenarios. Elevate your skills with us and ensure you're prepared for the challenges and opportunities that the dynamic field of automation presents.