On industrial jobs, there’s always a risk of things not going to plan, due to the sheer scale of the projects and the potential number of different people working on them. Incorrect PPE, the wrong tools for the job, or simply not having the right skills to do the job safely and competently could call a halt to the whole project, or worse still lead to a serious injury.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way and having a team with the right skills for the job is the best way to keep control over schedules, minimise delays, risks and keep projects on track.
With a properly trained workforce you’re less likely to experience mistakes that cost time and money, so you can deliver real value to your customers.
FIND THE RIGHT TRAINING
In an ideal world, all contractors would be able to offer a comprehensive and ongoing training programme for themselves and their staff, however the cost and time required alone can make it unfeasible. Instead, why not take advantage of manufacturers’ installer training programmes, such as the new Kingspan Academy initiative? Kingspan has partnered with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to offer an expanded professional installer training programme at their colleges across the country. Kingspan is also investing more in technical support services, so it’s even easier for you to get help and advice.
Regular training and keeping up-to-date with the latest information about products, technology and installation techniques helps keep you at the top of your profession – giving you a competitive edge and ensuring you’re offering the best levels of service to your customers.
THE RIGHT MATERIALS
Of course, even the most well trained workers need the right products to ensure the job progresses without a hitch. Product selection has a massive impact on getting the job done quickly and products such as Kingspan’s composite panel systems have been cleverly designed to save you time on site. You can assemble them far more rapidly than any built-up system, and you only need a small team to install them which helps keep labour costs down.
GET THE RIGHT GUARANTEES
With better training and the right system selection, it’s possible to reduce time on site and potential delays. However it’s still important to use systems that are covered by extensive, single-source guarantees – meaning if you’re called back to site to resolve an issue you can feel assured that you will be able to resolve any issues quickly.
So if you’re wanting to deliver additional value to your industrial customers and unlock even more opportunities to succeed, be sure to take control with training.