THE college that trains Scotland’s builders of the future has achieved one of the industry’s highest ever marks for safety.
The National Construction College in Renfrewshire scored 98% in a health and safety audit by the British Safety Council. And it has been presented with the BSC ‘sword of honour’ that recognises the best organisations in health and safety management.
The college is the training division of ConstructionSkills and NCC Scotland is a purpose-built campus where up to 160 apprentices and 6,000 adult learners are trained every year.
Assessors identified a consistent commitment to health and safety, strong monitoring procedures, high levels of expertise among instructors and teachers, and an effective risk assessment process.
Graeme Ogilvy, Scotland director of ConstructionSkills, said: “This award further reinforces the quality of the facilities and people we have at the NCC Scotland which brings great value to the industry throughout the country.”
The Sword of Honour recognises the ‘best of the best’ in health and safety management. The international award is open to organisations which achieve a five-star rating in the BSC’s Audit and is presented to only a select number of organisations worldwide in any single year.
Image – Sharp practice: Planning minister Derek Mackay (left) presents the sword to Gerry Ralph, the college’s senior instructor.