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Specialised Sector Specific Development Training

This page is being updated and is just a basic summary of the training, please contact Martin if you would like to discuss this training.


A large number of incidents and accidents are the result of poor supervision and on site management. Operators may be trained to undertake work operations using the current industry recognised "off the shelf" training and assessment awards and certificates. However these competencies are usually the starting point to demonstrate an individuals competence rather than true competence.


The arb and forestry industry does not have awards or competencies specifically related to supervisory work skills. Our sector specific development training aims to correct this gap. 


The aims of this development program are:

To develop individuals so they can efficiently supervise and manage work operations on site. This is through developing their knowledge of operational specific industry and HSE agreed good practice

We have found from experience that after the program attendees can enhance safety and increase productivity. This has been evidenced through reduced unexpected down time, reducing costs related to site or equipment damage. Customer service and assurance is also enhanced as the operations are clearly seen to be completed to a high quality.


Planning stage.
Topics and industry sector (rail, highway, electrical, forestry, waterways, horticulture, landscaping etc) are selected based on areas of operational activities to be supervised by the individuals. 


First knowledge and skills development session. 
An introductory day, covering the relevant details and specific links between equipment and operational good practice and current uk legislation, client and customer / contract specific requirements.  A part indoor and part operational activities demonstration.

Giving attendees an in-depth understanding of why operations must follow the organisations agreed standards and how to maintain quality and safety along with profitability and environmental requirements. This also includes how to put behavioural safety, communication and error correction good practice into practical work planning, control, and management.

Individual performance is recorded and reported to their line manager following the event for internal monitoring and support.

Individuals then put into practice the above knowledge and skills, during their normal work operations over 1 to 3 weeks and record development. 
Second knowledge and skills development 

A continuation of the first session but moving into more detail around the skills, knowledge and practical application elements. This is usually completed on live work sites.


Individual performance is recorded and reported to their line manager following the event for internal monitoring and support.

Individuals practice during normal work operations over 1 to 3 weeks and record development. Timescale agreed based on individuals ability. Site risk assessments, site inspection reports are submitted and reviewed (this can be via submission and remote review or witnessed (shadowing and coaching) site visits).
 knowledge and skills development session.
Continuation of the second session however with smaller groups. Completed on live work sites and the individuals lead the sessions with witnessed / shadowing and coaching as required.
If appropriate the individual appraisal / assessment of individual ability can be undertaken during this event. If successful only refresher training is recommended and this is through the same process of witnessed site visits.



It should be understood that individuals will need to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to a high standard to be successful. Not all attendees (who may already be experienced supervisors) may have the personal ability to successfully complete this assessment. All attendees must be prepared to undertake personal development outwith this formal training and as part of their normal work.
This is just a basic overview of the course so if you wish to discuss this further or need more detail please just give Martin a call 07901514259 or drop me an email via the contacts page.

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