Nationwide HSE mechanical training
By Euan Youdale22 September 2022
Nationwide Platforms has delivered a bespoke three-day training course to mechanical specialist inspectors at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – Britain’s national regulator for workplace health and safety.
This is the second time the HSE has requested training from Nationwide Platforms, which operates the UK’s largest fleet of acess equipment, after the company successfully delivered a two-day version of the course in 2019. The course took place at Nationwide Platform’s Didcot branch, covering the journey of a MEWP from pre-delivery to collection. Technical instructors from multiple departments were involved to share their expertise with HSE, including IAPA award winning Senior Lead IPAF Instructor Phil Drayton.
Nationwide Platform’s Head of HSE, Alana Paterson, also delivered the latest IPAF Global Safety report and reviewed trends of reported incidents when working at height.
Kate Bell, head of UK training for Nationwide Platforms was responsible for overseeing the course creation and delivery. She said, “The objective of this course was to enhance the knowledge of these experienced inspectors on safety innovations, highlighting risks and the prevention of common incidents that may occur. This is the second course that we have delivered to the HSE teams, we are delighted by the positive feedback and look forward to working with HSE in the future”.
“Safety is a priority at Nationwide Platforms, so we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to support the industry by enhancing knowledge and promoting safer working with our best practises and safety innovations.”