LABC has launched a virtual learning hub for its 3,500 surveyors and technical staff.
The online platform aims to make training and personal development easier for staff and contains most of the A – Z courses a surveyor needs to develop throughout their career in building control.
Ranging from ‘Agile working’ all the way through to ‘Working at height’ the platform provides over 100 courses. All courses are free of charge, apart from the formal accredited qualifications. The system automatically tracks an individual’s learning, books training courses and updates personal development plans.
The new platform has been developed to support LABC’s continued investment in standards and competencies. This includes the introduction of an ISO-backed quality management system and a new fire safety validation assessment (in association with the Institution of Fire Engineers) for its most experienced surveyors.
Commenting, LABC’s Deputy Managing Director, Lorna Stimpson, said, “This new platform provides dozens of courses available on line – all tailored to each level of surveying staff – with many more in development.
“The initial feedback we’re getting from users is extremely positive and I’m confident because of its ease of use and the quality of the learning, we’ll see a very positive uptake from our building control teams leading to even greater confidence in public service building control”