SIMIAN RISK, says it wants to integrate more technology and promote Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in system scaffold training.
The work at height specialist training company, took over the running of the scaffolding training element of the CITB’s former National Construction College in Leytonstone, East London from the 1 February.
As part of Simian Risk’s new centre’s drive to promote MMC, with partners, Dudley College of Technology, the centre’s portfolio will be expanded to include system scaffolding training, with the emphasis on the Layher system.
Layher, based in Hertfordshire, are the world’s largest supplier of system scaffolding offering a wide product range.
Speaking during the centre’s opening last week, Simon Hughes, Simian’s Managing Director, said: “We’re really excited to get the first of our proposed new centres up and running. The first few days has been a touch hectic, but we’ve started to get our teeth into planning for the future and significantly increasing the portfolio of CISRS scaffolding training on offer in London.
“The provision of Layher training, that will include CISRS System Scaffold Product Training Scheme (SSPTS) and full Layher Part One and Part Two Courses is very high on our agenda, as we push to promote modern methods of construction in the Capital, using what is widely regarded as being one of the best scaffolding systems on the market.
“We’re also keen to integrate technology into scaffolding training, in much the same way that our partners, Dudley College of Technology, who will be running the construction training element of the Leytonstone site, have done at their Advance Centre in the Midlands.”
Sean Pike, Managing Director of Layher UK, who attended the launch event, said: “We’re really pleased to support Simian and Dudley College in their drive to promote the use of innovation in construction and are delighted that the Leytonstone Centre offers a local training opportunity for our clients in and around the south east. We are extremely confident of the quality, safety and time benefits that our products bring, and it can only be seen as a positive that these benefits are now available to a wider audience.”
Dudley College will soon be expanding opportunities for new students by offering apprenticeships in roof tiling and slating, sheeting and cladding.