Civils firm spends £175,000 on training

Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann has invested £175,000 in its approved training organisation, after an increase in demand for its range of industry-wide courses.

McCann says it has received requests for further training to be added to its portfolio from a number of clients due to the popularity of its existing courses. These include electrical courses covering wiring regulations and initial and periodic electrical inspection testing for public lighting. The company is also looking to introduce additional health and safety courses surrounding electrical safety, moving and lifting, legislation and standards and, emergency preparation.

Alongside the introduction of these new courses, McCann has employed Tony Sexton to support the delivery of training and to ensure the full compliance of the company’s training needs. He will also support with and deliver the ‘Highways England Passport Induction’ after McCann received approval from awarding body Lantra in 2018, to deliver the Highways England Common Induction Course.

Sexton’s previous experience covers both highways and roads as well as roles with the Highway Electrical Association (HEA). He also brings knowledge of audit processes, training delivery and NVQ assessments.

He said: “When I was offered the opportunity to join such a reputable company as McCann, I jumped at the chance.

“The investment made by the business in its training programmes demonstrates the importance it places on maintaining the highest standards not only internally, but across the industry as a whole.”

The new courses will be taught at both McCann’s Nottingham Training Centre and client premises.