One of the UK’s leading providers of scaffolding and access solutions has underlined the emphasis it places on training and health and safety issues with the opening of its new training centre in Immingham. The new Harsco Infrastructure training centre has full Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) accreditation, and will allow the company to deliver even higher standards of training and professional development to its employees.
The System Scaffold Product Training Scheme (SSPTS) courses available at the centre will include both theory and practical training sessions on Harsco’s CUPLOK® system – a fully galvanised, multi-purpose steel system scaffold for general access, shoring and vertical load support applications.
“We have a very long history of providing our employees with the very best training that’s available, and our new training centre is simply the next step in that ongoing process,” explains Steve Farmer, Managing Director, Harsco Infrastructure UK. “We firmly believe that a trained and qualified operative is a safe operative, and the new training centre is an example of the belief being translated into action.”
“CISRS has been the industry standard scaffold training scheme for over 30 years and it’s the preferred scaffolding qualification for many of the leading industry organisations such as the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation,” adds Cyril Jones, Harsco Training Instructor. “Achieving the CISRS accreditation for the training courses at our new training centre in Immingham has been a major objective for us, and has involved a rigorous process which has assessed every aspect, from the equipment and facilities available through to the skills and appropriateness of our trainers.”
The centre will initially provide 2-day training courses for up to 9 Harsco employees at a time. Plans are now in hand to extend the availability of the training to other parts of the country, including customer sites.