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CITB NI launch brand new Mobile Training Unit for the local Construction Industry

Jan 16, 2020

CITB NI have launched a brand new, state of the art Mobile Training Unit to help facilitate construction training, education and careers promotion for the Northern Ireland construction industry.

The unit will provide short duration training such as manual handling, working at heights and general health & safety on site to CITB NI registered employers, meaning minimum disruption to work whilst also helping employers train their staff.

Whilst training on the move is not a new concept for CITB NI this upgraded unit is more compact and flexible meaning more locations can be accessed for training regardless of size. The expanding floor space and interactive multimedia system will help facilitate training in a traditional classroom environment whilst onsite.

The Mobile Training Unit will also be used to facilitate CITB NI’s careers strategy which aims to promote construction as a career option to young people, schools, colleges, parents and teachers.

Barry Neilson, CITB NI Chief Executive said, “Our brand-new Mobile Training Unit will help expand our training facility to local construction companies across Northern Ireland. We fully appreciate that time away from construction sites for training is time away from the job. Bringing the fully functional training unit to the site helps alleviate this, as well as encouraging the industry to train and be fully competent in all aspects of health and safety. Henry Brothers in Magherafelt are the first of our registered employers to use the unit on their premises. We are also looking forward to using the unit to help encourage construction as a career choice and are already utilising it at various events throughout NI Apprenticeship Week in February.”

David Henry, Managing Director of Henry Brothers added,

“Given Henry Brothers’ commitment to upskilling our workforce we are delighted to host the very first session of training to be delivered by CITB NI’s new and enhanced Mobile Training Unit.  This facility will enable us to meet our core strategy of investing in people development.

The training delivered by the CITB NI professionals on board the Mobile Training Unit enables our employees to participate in essential training on site and is a fantastic resource that we will continue to utilise into the future.”

CITB NI Registered employers can book the Mobile Training Unit free of charge. Booking is easy, Tel 028 9082 5466 and we can facilitate your booking and answer any queries you have.



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