Avonside invests in the future with mass health and safety training initiative

avosideAvonside Group Services has invested in 39 of its operatives who successfully studied for the Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS).  

The company says that the two day course, which was delivered at its North Midlands and Yorkshire branch at the Welbeck Estate in Worksop, reflects the Group’s commitment to the principle of providing optimum health and safety training including up-skilling in technical competencies for all staff. Each of the 39 operatives leads a roofing gang and Avonside gave them time away from installing roofs and renewables to attend the training course and sit the exam.  

Carol Atherton, Avonside Group bid manager, said:

“Avonside is committed to providing relevant training to all personnel and operatives at every level of the business. All who attended the two-day SSSTS course are fully compliant with the requirements of health and safety and more than able to identify potential issues and hazards and take any measures deemed necessary to address concerns.”

Avonside Group engaged with the Roofing Industry Alliance (RIA) to identify the training provider, David Thompson of Toftwood Health and Safety Solutions. The decision was taken to split the 39 operatives into three groups, to arrive at specific time slots to optimise the trainer-to-pupil ratio and ensure effective delivery of the training.

Stewart Hill, contracts director at Avonside’s North Midlands’ branch, said:

“This training programme has been a win-win not only for Avonside Group and its customers, but also for our operatives who have a further qualification to enhance their careers. I should like to congratulate all 39 learners on their successful studies and thank the training provider for helping to further develop the skill-sets we can deploy on site.”


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