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How to Become a Groundworker

How to Become a Groundworker

A groundworker is a type of construction worker who typically prepares foundations, lays drainage and pipes and may even build roads. The groundworker role involves everything to do with preparing the ground for building on. This highly essential role is very diverse as there are many different plant machines and…

How to get an NVQ

How to get an NVQ

Construction services are in high demand, making now a great time to progress your career in the industry. Whether you’re just starting your career in construction or have many years of experience working in the industry, gaining a recognised qualification in your trade or profession can be very beneficial. A…

How to get a CSCS card

How to get a CSCS card

A CSCS card gives you credibility and demonstrates your qualifications, role, and level of experience to potential employers and clients alike in the construction industry. Acquiring a CSCS card is possible for people with all different levels of skill and experience, here’s how to go about getting a CSCS card….

Slinger/Signaller Hand Signals

Slinger/Signaller Hand Signals

The Slinger/Signaller is the eyes and ears of the crane operator who could be over 50 metres above the ground in a tower crane or blinded by a blocked view in a mobile crane. Therefore, hand signals are required to communicate with the crane operator to ensure instructions are clear…

NPORS Exclusive Update

NPORS Exclusive Update

This September, NPORS published their technical bulletin for trainers and training centres whichdetails the changes to the scheme and this month was a big one! Investigations into Fraud and Malpractice NPORS started this bulletin with an announcement about investigations into various training facilities during the lockdown period this year. NPORS…

5 Statistics for Health and Safety

5 Statistics for Health and Safety

Why is Health and Safety Important? Health and Safety training and awareness is important in all workplaces. However, there is a real need for high-quality Health and Safety Training in the construction industry. With such a high injury rate in the workplace, we feel that every employer should know the…

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