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Keeping people safe during periods of business change

With end-of-life vehicle depollution and dismantling activities involving numerous hazards, as well as high injury rates, workplace training needs to be water tight. No reasonable business wants to be responsible for the poor health of its workers, but despite best efforts, accidents still happen. The impact of these accidents can run far beyond an employee visiting the hospital or taking a few days off work. High staff turnover is another factor that often negatively impacts safety, with elv workers and operatives spending minimal time in role and few staff becoming truly experienced. Add into the mix the need for business to change and develop to stay relevant and keep ahead of the competition whilst satisfying market needs. Research shows that our businesses are more susceptible to dips in safety performance during periods of change such as business growth, development and transformation.

The world is not standing still, and neither is the automotive industry. The vehicle dismantling and recycling sector needs to respond to market changes but in a way that doesn't compromise safety and environmental compliance. However pressure is being exerted on ATFs from factors such as the demand for green parts, electric and hybrid adoption, and now over 20.4 million ICE vehicles on UK roads that are already ten years old or more. We urgently need a solution that allows us to safely increase current processing capacity and react. None of which can be achieved without proper awareness training for your employees.

Any organisation that fails to adequately consider the importance of awareness training during business transformation, runs the risk of safety and compliance shortfalls. Shortcuts, lack of appropriate training, inadequate equipment or new processes that have not been properly evaluated, will all negatively impact safety and damage a business's reputation.

All our courses have health, safety and environmental compliance at their core, stressing the importance of adopting and maintaining safe work practices whilst at work. Health and safety should never be a list of do's and don'ts. Lists are quickly forgotten whereas training that promotes proactive safety awareness and builds the fundamentals of a collaborative safety culture will provide skills that last a lifetime. Ensure your technicians know how to keep themselves and their work colleagues safe, know what to watch out for, and equip them with the skills to confidently challenge poor behaviours and non-compliance. Make sure that your business is not the next accident or incident statistic. We have supported numerous clients with bespoke training requirements as they look to safely implement businesses change. Why not call us today and ask what we can do for you.



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