To support non-UK nationals to protect themselves from asbestos exposure at work.
There has, for some time, been a growing recognition that training does not have to mean making every delegate an expert, but teaching them what they need to know in their line of work.
Back in December 2018, Gully Howard Technical (GHTechnical) pledged support to RoofCert. a four-year accreditation programme jointly funded by CITB and NFRC that aims to bring together all aspects of the training that is relevant and useful to roofers.
‘With approximately 13% (109,000) of the Construction workforce being non-UK nationals, there is a need to support learning, by providing courses in other languages.’
As part of our support towards this excellent initiative, GHTechnical has partnered with the NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) to create an accredited Roofing Industry-specific e-learning training course. This is a low-cost asbestos awareness course, which takes about an hour and can be completed on any device, including the worker’s own phone, with or without wifi or signal. Since the launch back September, the course has been completed by hundreds of professionals within the Roofing industry.
GHTechnical has been investigating new ways to continue to support the construction industry with valuable training and are proud to announce, that they will be launching the first in a series of translated e-learning courses.
First up: Roofing Specific Asbestos Awareness in Polish, due to be launched in October 2019.
Research carried out in 2016 revealed that 40% of construction workers do not check for an asbestos register before commencing site work. With around 1.5 million site-based construction staff employed in the UK – of which almost 48,000 are roofers – that amounts to over 580,000 workers who are at risk from avoidable asbestos exposure on the job.
‘We are looking for Polish speaking volunteers…’
With approximately 13% (109,000) of the Construction workforce being non-UK nationals, there is a need to support learning, by providing courses in other languages.
EU8 Refers to Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Source ONS
GHTechnical would like to hear from Polish speaking, Roofing industry professionals who are willing to complete the Polish course free of charge. In exchange for completing the course and providing feedback, GHTechnical will email you your certificate which is valid for 1 year with a free renewal course when you are next due to complete your training (In accordance with CAR2012). Simply email email@example.com to find out more.
NFRC members receive a 40% discount. Contact GHTechnical to receive your discount
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