Training, the dreaded word that a lot of companies avoid until it’s too late. However, the most successful businesses embrace training and have a happier and safer workforce. So, this article is all about changing your perception, and showing you the benefits of training! We’ll also detail what fencing training is available.
As you’re aware there are elements of training that are legal requirements. The legislation makes it imperative that you complete the training. However, training is not just about ticking boxes. Think about the client’s perception, will they be more likely to opt for a company that has all of their training in place and have also gone the extra mile to ensure the efficiency and safety of their work force? Or one that hasn’t? In a world in which health and safety is increasingly under the spotlight, training can hugely impact the image of your business.
Alongside this, staff members are motivated by companies that invest in them and their future. Your workforce will be more motivated if they feel valued and important! This will also increase the loyalty of your workforce. It is reported that those who can see their company investing in them are four times more likely to stick around, reducing your staff turnover.
Training is also all about improving existing skills and learning new ones. Training your staff will make them better at their jobs and it will allow them to complete jobs more effectively. As businesses we should always be striving to improve the quality of what we provide, and training is one way to do this! As the famous saying goes ‘There is always room for improvement’.
One of the most important reasons for training in the fencing industry is to help new entrants learn the skills of the trade alongside addressing the industry wide skills and staff shortage. If this great industry to which we belong is to continue and thrive we need new entrants and we need them now!
What is available?
FUNDING FUNDING FUNDING! The government have provided funding to build upon the skills and secure the future of the industry. Funding is available to support the achievement of Blue FISS CSCS cards, which are now the standard requirement on many sites in the UK.
Many sites now also require the CITB Site Safety Plus programme of courses. These courses can also be used as part of the requirement for the different levels of FISS CSCS card.
There are also many vocational courses that can be utilised to upskill your workforce. Courses such as; Abrasive Wheels, Cat and Genny, Safe use of Power Tools and much more!
Below we’ve provided a list of some of the courses and qualifications that are also available:
Health and Safety
Health and safety testing
And many more
Get in touch if there is something that you would like more information about. You can also click on the course names above which will direct you to the course pages.
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