Skills and Training

workman-3M&R have an internal skills training programme that was specifically designed by RMA Associates Ltd and The Health & Safety People for cyclical painting and repairs.

For M&R, this bespoke package was more appropriate than the trade based CSCS scheme which issues cards for key trades such as electricians and carpenters working on large construction sites, rather than address key safety issues of multi-trades working on relatively small refurbishments.

The internal Skills Training system works with a combination of modules that are taught at induction to new staff and rolled out to all existing staff. Most of these modules involve attendance on external certified day courses such as working at height, manual handling etc.
The programme is monitored by a training matrix that details all members of staff, the areas they should be trained in and whether they have received training. This six part training matrix is independently monitored as part of our Quality accreditation.

The programme is monitored by a training matrix that details all members of staff, the areas they should be trained in and whether they have received training. This six part training matrix is independently monitored as part of our Quality accreditation.

General Safety

  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid at work
  • Appointed persons – emergency first aid
  • Fire safety and use of extinguishers
  • Working at height

Managing Safety

  • CDM and CHSW regulations
  • Induction – ‘Train the trainer’
  • Managing and supervising safety on construction sites
  • Method assessments and risk assessments

Safety Awareness

  • Building operatives safety awareness
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Scaffold inspection
  • Hot works/fire warden
  • Office safety

Tools and Equipment

  • Safe use of abrasive wheels
  • Safe use of pertable electric tools
  • Safe use of hand tools
  • Safe use of tower scaffolds
  • Safe use of mobile elevated platforms
  • Safe erection of elevated platforms

Quality

  • ISO 9001 Awareness

Environment

  • ISO 14001 Awareness