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Pearson in Practice go for Olympic Gold
When you sit down this summer to watch your favourite Olympic sport, or are lucky enough to be attending an event, spend a few moments looking around the amazing structures and facilities in which they are being held. Then consider how and who built these world class venues.
The Olympic Park is vast in complexity and scale, involving hundreds of contracts and thousands of workers across a range of sectors. Thousands of people have worked on the 2.5 sq km Olympic Park since April 2008 and over 1500 direct contracts worth £6bn were distributed to thousands of companies across the UK.
Since the first ground works started in 2007 Pearson in Practice have been involved in delivering qualifications and organising Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards for the workforce. Tutors have supported 24 employers delivering NVQs to 420 workers involved with all aspects of the construction process including; plant operations, formwork, steel fixing, concreting, precast concrete, site logistics and construction supervision and management.
Delivery of qualifications and organising CSCS cards by Pearson in Practice supported the workforce achieve an exemplary Health & Safety record. By the summer of 2011, when the main venues were handed over, the main park had one of the best safety records in the industry with an Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) of 0.17 (calculated per 100,000 hours worked). This compares to construction industry averages of 0.4 setting a standard for the rest of the industry to follow.
Tutors continue to support learners on the site with work continuing right up to the opening ceremony ensuring the overlay such as temporary seating, timing systems, landscape and toilets transform the new facilities into venues ready to welcome the world.
If you fancy a career in Construction, an Apprenticeship with Pearson in Practice could see you working with some of the industry's finest and on some of the country's biggest projects.
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