Collaboration to help improve health and safety training outcomes

11 November 2015

Collaboration to help improve health and safety training outcomes


Vertical Horizonz are pleased to be part of a consortium of quality focused industry training organisations seeking to improve the value of its Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) training for its trainees. 

Under a new agreement Vertical Horizonz MEWP training will be recognised as part of the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety. 

Carl McOnie, the Chief Executive of both Vertical Horizonz New Zealand and Australia, points out that the purpose of quality industry training organisations are the same: To make work and workplaces safe. 
"The purpose of Vertical Horizonz training is to provide 'real training that saves lives'. This collaboration improves the value of our training. The more incentive for people to be involved in and do the training the better: They are more likely to get home safely." 

Site Safe Chief Executive Alison Molloy says the partnership means more flexibility and a wider range of training options for trainees. 
"This partnership is about working together to improve the accessibility and outcomes of health and safety training for the whole industry".

Trainees that complete the MEWP training under the new partnership will gain six credits to put towards the Site Safe certificate qualification. They will also be able to use the MEWP course as a way to renew their Site Safe passport card. 

Carl McOnie believes that this will be just the first of a number of courses that can be integrated in this way. 
"If the partnership proves successful I can see no problems allowing our other courses to contribute to a larger industrial safety qualification".

The new MEWP training option will be available from 21st September. 

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