As part of the Etex Group, a major European company, we have on-going investment programmes in developing the skills and competencies of our staff.
We invest significantly in the training of our workforce with programmes designed to ensure our people have the skills and knowledge to install the full range of roofing materials. We are an SQA accredited training centre for the delivery of the modern apprenticeship qualification in roofing occupations and this is managed by our own in-house Training Officer.
As part of our responsibility to the next generation of roofers, we can offer extensive training schemes and apprenticeships to give technical know-how and practical operational skills.
Between them, the people in our organisation have a wide range of qualifications and professional/technical skills. Here are some examples:
All our site staff (managers and operatives) are Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) approved. CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme in the UK construction industry and CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
Managers – All our managers are approved through the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme. This is a five-day course that provides our project managers and site managers with the knowledge and skills to enable them to ensure healthy and safe conditions for all our site operatives.
Site supervisors – All our site supervisors are approved through the Site Managers Safety Training Scheme too. They have also completed relevant training and have these certifications:
Site Supervisor Safety certificates – The training courses highlight the need for risk assessment in the workplace, implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication and monitoring to provide and maintain positive standards of health, safety and welfare on a construction site.
Scaffold Safety Inspection Training certificates – This is designed so that supervisors understand the principles of tube and fitting scaffolding structures and their components, which aids site inspections and the identification of faults and hazards.
First Aid Certificates – The certificates demonstrate that staff have received comprehensive training to provide First Aid at Work and are specifically delivered to be in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Site operatives – All our site operatives are SVQ 2 and 3 Roofing Occupations qualified or are working towards the qualification. This is the recognised qualification for roofing operatives and covers all types of roofing work and materials.
Our in-house, full time training officer is responsible for all aspects of health & safety, quality and apprenticeship training. We are also a recognised centre for SVQ training in roofing skills.
We run an on-going programme of tool box talks for staff including site cleanliness and all aspects of health & safety, trade quality and craftsmanship.
We have an annual health & safety training programme for management, staff and operatives. This is reviewed and measured by senior management on an annual basis for continual improvement.