FeRFA E-Newsletter January 2018
IN THIS ISSUE
ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - this month we look at Degafloor and Derbyshire Aggregates
RECYCLING - taking part made simpler, top tips for minimising landfill, national rates available
MEMBER BENEFITS - Cobra's Bespoke Insurance Service plus H&S Advice and Business Shield from SKA
OTHER NEWS - news on the collapse of Carillion, and CSCS release their annual review
MEETINGS & EXHIBITIONS - dates for your diary
MEMBERS' NEWS - news stories from FeRFA members
NEW APPRENTICESHIPS STARTS 21st-22nd MARCH 2018
FeRFA will be starting new Apprenticeships in Resin Flooring, Screeding and Surface Preparation on 21st-22nd March 2018 at the Ibis Hotel in Rugby.
The two-year schemes all lead to an NVQ Level 2 Diploma and the scheme is fully grant funded for CITB registered employers. The current CITB funding for specialist apprenticeship schemes is very advantageous to employers, but as changes are being introduced from April onwards, this may be a good opportunity to put a candidate forward and enable you to recoup CITB levy payments for training. More details on the scheme are available here.
To pre-register for this scheme please download this candidate enrolment form and send back to FeRFA.
If you wish to enrol an apprentice or have any other queries about the schemes on offer and their benefits, please call FeRFA on 07484 075254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREP 9 APPRENTICES TAKE PLANING MODULE
The Preparation Group hosted Prep 19 apprentices on 17th & 18th January. The group took their planing module – covering methods, maintenance, PPE and storage. FeRFA trainer Stephen Walker led the two sessions, combining theory and practical workshops.
Apprentices in this group are Thomas Mallett (F&G Industrial), Sean Vickery, Richard Hughes (TPS360), Brian George and David Logan (Veitchi Industrial).
INTRODUCTION TO SURFACE PREPARATION FOR PREP 10
Prep group 10 took their introductory modules to surface preparation at The Preparation Group on 10th & 11th Jan. The two day course covered selection methods and equipment, PPE, Health & Safety on the first day. The second day covered risk assessments, COSHH, waste regulations and journey planning. FeRFA trainer Stephen Walker conducted both sessions.
Apprentices in this group are James Brown, Michael Cordiner, Kevin Webster, Benjamin Sibbons (The Preparation Group) and Kristen Coussens (GSB Surface Preparation Ltd).
14/15th MARCH START DATE FOR NVQ LEVEL 3 SUPERVISOR TRAINING SCHEME
Do you have skilled employees who are ready to take the next step in progressing their career to supervisory management? FeRFA is able to offer members a Supervisor Training Scheme in conjunction with the Drilling and Sawing Association.
The programme consists of 9 Modules (10 days off-site training) and will cover all courses based on the diploma units towards the NVQ Level 3 qualification. This course meets all the requirements of the Build UK Training Standards for Supervisors. All training will take place at the DSA training facility in Nottingham and course attendance will take place over a three to six month period and will also require a one day on-site assessment. This 10 day course provides the opportunity to raise the general standards of supervisors and to equip them to deal with the increasing documentation and awareness involving safety and other legislation. Food and accommodation is provided for the dates in the schedule where required at no extra cost.
14/15th FEB START DATE FOR NVQ LEVEL 6 MANAGEMENT COURSE
Previously known as the Level 4 Diploma, the Level 6 course enables those in a Managerial role to gain an appropriate qualification reflecting the skills and knowledge required for their particular area of industry, and also provides a career route for exisiting construction supervisors.
The course includes 12 days, in two day sessions around 6 weeks apart, in the classroom and at the same time candidates will work, using on-line workbooks, to gather a portfolio of evidence during that time. The process will be fully explained at the first sessions. Once the programme is complete and enough evidence has been gathered candidates will achieve their qualification. The cost is £2,800 and grants are available for CITB levy payers totalling £1,900. Hotel accommodation can be booked locally to the course if required, at £50 + VAT per person, per night and includes breakfast but no evening meal.
If you are interested in registering for this course, please email email@example.com for more information.
INDUSTRY ASSESSORS REQUIRED
FeRFA is seeking suitably skilled and experienced individuals from the resin flooring industry to train as industry assessors. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.