A formwork and falsework specialist has joined forces with a college in the south west of the UK which is offering free employee training for local companies.
Hünnebeck provided Bridgwater College with a range of formwork, falsework and access equipment to help students on the college’s steel fixing course gain practical, hands-on experience.
Bridgwater College is working in partnership with a number of small and medium-sized local employers to run programmes which help train their workforces to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the construction of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
“This will be an enormous and lengthy construction scheme and will result in the creation of the UK’s first new nuclear power station for 25 years,” says Hünnebeck’s Anthony Kenmare. “We were keen to get involved with Bridgwater College and help local employers make sure their employees are prepared for the nuclear new-build construction challenges that lie ahead.”
Hünnebeck has supplied a variety of equipment, including its GASS® aluminium shoring, and DU-AL aluminium beams, plus CUPLOK® steel shoring and access equipment. This equipment will be used to familiarise students with formwork and falsework products.
“The Bridgwater College course will help the students gain the knowledge and skills they need for a career in Civil Engineering,” adds Mr Kenmare. “Our equipment will give them practical experience of the type of working environment and equipment they will encounter on site. We have also worked with the college and provided training on safe erection, use and dismantling procedures.”