The major improvements to our confined space and height training facility in Sheffield are progressing well. The first phase, which includes a new larger classroom and new toilets, will be completed by the end of September. Our new large classroom can comfortably accommodate up to 14 students and includes an interactive smart white board, kitchen area and toilet.
Phase two, due for completion in November, will bring our confined space facility to the cutting edge of practical training. Our second classroom is designed specifically for confined space training and, as well all the usual classroom multimedia, there’s a 3m deep shaft leading to over 15m of tunnels.
The tunnels include junctions, changes of direction, changes in height, various restrictions and can be altered to suit the training scenario. To add to the realistic nature of the training the shaft and tunnels can be fully lit, light restricted or totally dark and can also be heated and filled with smoke. After each scenario students can review their performance by watching the CCTV footage recorded by cameras in the tunnels.
Phase three, ready in January 2016, will introduce a new work at height training area which will allow students to train at heights of up to 6m on scaffold, slopping roof, fixed ladders, and towers.
With our training centre being positioned in Sheffield, just 5 minutes from the M1, we are in a very convenient location for delivering training courses. The new facility is generating plenty of interest with bookings already taken for the hire of our classroom from the end of September.
The significant upgrade to our training centre will enhance the learning experience for all our students. The extra space we now have gives us the ability to carry out all our confined space training courses undercover allowing us to deliver all year round training in a completely controllable environment.
Element safety has been proudly delivering quality training for many years and now we will have a truly fantastic training facility to deliver this training from.