Scaffolding training establishments have now been given the green light to reopen following the national lockdown restrictions imposed in January.
Around half of the CISRS registered scaffolding training centres across the UK have been temporarily closed due to the national lockdown.
But thanks to the recent Government’s roadmap out of lockdown announcement those centres that had to close are preparing to reopen on 8th March.
As previously reported the lockdown closures had caused a number of issues for many scaffolders renewing cards and booking CPD courses due to the lack of capacity.
We reached out to SIMIAN the UK’s largest privately-owned scaffolding training provider to get their reaction to the reopening news.
Dave Randles Operations Director at SIMIAN said: “We’re delighted to get the green light for the reopening of our training centres. From the outset of the pandemic, we have resolved to follow Government guidance and although it was disappointing that we had to close our doors again back in January, we were happy to play our part in getting the UK on top of the pandemic.
We have constantly updated our COVID Security measures over the past 12 months, and will continue to do so moving forward. In the short term, we are currently exploring options for lateral flow testing at our centres and we expect this to be implemented in all locations within the next four weeks or so.
Closing our doors temporarily has created a backlog of displaced learners and we are working hard to get them back on track. Demand for future training is high, and we recommend that anyone considering scaffolding training in the future, books early to avoid disappointment.
Our customers have been incredibly patient over the past 12 months and we would like to thank them for that, and we’d also like to thank our Apprenticeship employers for keeping their Apprentices engaged and in learning.”