Converting an empty unit into a training facility

It is important that operatives are appropriately trained to effectively carry out their required jobs.

Construction work can pose a number of safety risks to operatives.

It is essential that the appropriate training is provided to ensure operatives are able to identify, offset and respond to any hazards posed.

Below is an example of how a site converted an empty unit into a training facility:

  • The converted depot unit provided live lane, pothole repairs and other specialist training, where real life situations were created and enabled operatives to be trained and supervised before going out onto roads;
  • Part of the training facility had been set out with grids to replicate minefields and were used for training operatives to be aware of and identify hearing and sight impairment situations;
  • Matted areas allowed operatives to acknowledge trust in their fellow colleagues;
  • The training centre was also used by other depots in the area, external agencies and the local police force for safety training and meeting purposes.

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Company Monitor Report, Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald - Area 4 MAC, Kent, March 2015

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