Albion Environmental Ltd deliver EU Skills Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) scheme to all Barr Environmental Staff

Alasdair Meldrum – Director Albion Environmental Ltd was delighted to attend Barr Environmental site to formal present the SHEA cards (CSCS equivalent qualification) to a number of staff.

Alasdair Meldrum and Gordon Whiteford – Operations Director Barr Environmental Ltd are both ambassadors for SWITCH (Scottish Waste Industry Training, Competency, Health & Safety). SWITCH is a multi-partnership forum made up of organisations across all sectors within the resource management industry.

The stated aim of SWITCH is to provide leadership by working collaboratively to raise standards of health and safety, training, learning and development, and technical competence and to promote the Scottish resource management industry as an attractive career choice.

SWITCH is keen to encourage all companies to deliver SHEA training for their staff to provide a basic level of H&S qualifications across the sector. Albion Environmental Ltd has two EU Skills approved trainers and was delighted that, Barr Environmental Ltd took the opportunity too not only deliver this qualification to all their staff but they opened it up to all contractors who regularly worked on their sites. A total of 68 staff have now received their SHEA card which is valid for 3 years, introducing a consistent standard of H&S training across the organisation.

Well done to all 68 staff who successfully completed the qualification which comprises of 8 units which all have an assessment at the end of each stage.