Williams Tarr provides health & safety training

Williams Tarr who are well advanced on the £2.8m design & build project at Fit City Irlam invited construction students from Warrington Collegiate to visit the site as part of their Health & Safety studies. They were given an educational tour by Site Manager Tom Docherty to identify potential Health & Safety issues and understand the methods and procedures adopted to avoid the risks.

Subsequently they received a talk from Contracts Director Trevor Hughes on how Williams Tarr operate their Health & Safety systems in compliance with BS OHSAS 18001.  Trevor included details of the procedures for carrying out risks assessments followed by method statements and illustrated these by the working examples noted on site.

The visit concluded with a Q&A session fielded by the Williams Tarr management team and their external Health & Safety consultant Kevin Smith.

All the students thoroughly enjoy the visit and completed feedback questionnaires.  Their lecturer in HNC Construction Georgia Ratcliffe said “First-hand experience of safety management on a construction site really enhances classroom studies”.  HNC Construction student, Deborah Platt, comments, “Visiting The Williams Tarr site – Fit City in Irlam was not only useful in terms of seeing a building site in action;  but helped immensely in seeing the health & safety procedures that we are currently learning being put into practice on a real construction site.  I currently work in civil engineering and the college course will give me the opportunity to branch out into the construction industry in the future”.  Trevor Hughes Contracts Director at Williams Tarr Construction Limited said “As a company we are committed to investing in the building industry and these talented young people are the future”.