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Essential 6 is CITB approved

12th February 2015

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Essential 6 has been construction industry training board (CITB) approved.

The company, based at Torquay’s Lymington Road Innovation Centre, has been approved as an accredited provider to run safety training courses, such as site management and site safety.

The accreditation has helped the company expand and two new staff have been recruited. Lorrain Lizius has joined the team to deliver safety and first aid courses and Jack Borthwell will run customer support. Further tutors, consultants and office staff are currently being sought.

Torbay Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: “The Innovation Centres were set up to help small businesses and Essential 6 is taking advantage of the services on offer, and is expanding and taking on new staff. Alan Foster and his team are diversifying their offering and this is obviously paying off with new contracts.”

Essential 6 Managing Director, Alan Foster, said: “We’ve been approved to run a large range of construction industry focused training such as working at height, site management supervisor training and health and safety courses. We’re working closely with the industry to encourage training to help build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.”

Construction company, Timber Frame Southwest, has started working with Essential 6 to help manage the business’ health and safety risk, enabling it to focus on expanding the business.

Alan Foster added: “We’ve created a health and safety policy and will be implementing and managing it together with training and coaching, risk assessments and site inspections. We’ve looked at all the different aspects of the business and now are consulting on health and safety.”

Another contract Essential 6 has been awarded is Virgin Healthcare, supporting the organisation with its training in the South West. The company is also being referred by solicitors for health and safety work.

In addition, the company is now offering membership packages to businesses with an 8am to 8pm helpline together with onsite training.

The business is also supporting Torquay based cerebral palsy sufferer Louie Skinner, giving money to his fundraising foundation to help the toddler receive a life-changing operation in the States.

Alan explained: “We wanted to do something personal for Louie. The more courses we provide, the more money we are able give.”

Torbay Development Agency’s Innovation Centre Manager, Adrian Sheen, said: “Alan and the Essential 6 team have worked extremely hard to receive the accreditation and to continue to grow the business and I’m sure the business will continue to expand.”

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