Cross Border Machinery Handling Training Service (Cross Border Machine..)
Cross Border Machinery Handling Training Service
Start date: Dec 31, 2003,
The proposed project is the establishment of a cross-border partnership comprising of South West Fermanagh Development Organisation Ltd (SWFDO Ltd) and Ballyconnell Community Develpoment Ltd, for the purposes of developing a cross-border training service. The aim of this training service is to meet identified needs of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME's) for refresher and new training courses and the unemployed members of the communities including part-time/underemployed farmers in order to provide the skills they require to obtain suitable alternative employment. Achievements: South West Fermanagh Development Association and Ballyconnell Town and District Development Association came together to provide a range of certified training in machinery handling sector. The project is assisting SME’s to conform to changing regulations for driver safety, creating enhanced opportunities for unemployed and underemployed. The main objectives of the project were; to establish a cross border site for directed training to nationally recognised accredited standards, create opportunities for cross border mobility and employment in the construction sector, and to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation in both jurisdictions.In order to achieve these objectives the project purchased plant and machinery to deliver accredited training to machine operators in the construction industry. They also recruited qualified staff to deliver training in Health & Safety to the construction industry and trained up suitably skilled persons to become trainers themselves.The project was concerned with the safety of machine operators within the construction industry and the safety of others who may be affected by their actions. They wished to improve the mobility of a labour force through accredited training in Health and Safety, that would be recognised throughout Europe; in order to do so the project networked with interested parties throughout Ireland in education and training to provide accredited training in Health and Safety in the construction industry and supported those who do not hold accredited training certificates in Health and Safety in the construction industry to retrain to accredited standards.
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