- Published on Wednesday 27 January 2016
- Written by Kate W
As more major contract wins for 2016 are announced, our NEBOSH general certificate reaches more areas
So far 2016 has given the construction industry a fair few major contracts, and a nudge from the government to more major players to become involved in housebuilding. So far, we’ve heard news that Balfour Beatty will be working together with LBS Properties to deliver a £150m skyscraper housing 423 flats and a variety of offices at London’s Docklands. No doubt this will help secure plenty of employed and self-employed contracted positions.
Government encourages more firms to support 1 million new homes target
When Peter Schofield, the government Department for Communities and Local Planning’s Director General of housing and planning spoke in front of a Commons committee recently, he put forward proposals and intentions to involve more SME housebuilders in the public sector and that larger companies that are involved with infrastructure, such a Laing O’Rourke should consider housebuilding as part of their remit.
Support staff will be integral to the success of large projects
So with plenty of expansion taking place to help the government reach its target of 1 million new homes under this parliament, there is never a better time for anyone working in the construction industry or looking for a move into the industry, to consider refreshing or upgrading their skills.
The type of jobs that are created from major new building contracts won’t just be labourers, site managers and project managers, but also support and office based staff too; administrators, trainers, HR professionals and so on.
Anyone wanting to work in an environment that involves other staff taking part in physical labour, using specialist equipment and plant, or medium to high risk activities will need to prove that they are competent enough to work alongside and to support the team.
NEBOSH General Certificate readily accessible to workforce managers
The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety qualifies workers to be involved in risk assessment, hazard control and accident reporting procedures – ideal for managing a workforce.
Wedotraining can now offer the NEBOSH General Certificate course to the Kent area with centres in London and Maidstone, South West in Bristol, Reading and Southampton, and North East in Nottingham and Manchester. This makes the course readily accessible from many of the major cities in the UK. With a course duration of 10 days, staff could be qualified within a matter of weeks and ready to step up to the challenge of new projects.
If you’d like to know more about the course, call us today on 0330 223 2121.
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