Investment in training by period window specialists Ventrolla has seen staff achieve qualifications and develop skills ranging from joinery and glazing to safety at work.
Ventrolla, based in Harrogate, offers a nationwide bespoke renovation service for timber sliding sash and casement windows as well as for timber doors.
Managing Director David Greaves said the company is committed to having a highly skilled and motivated workforce, which will benefit customers as well as the business and make it an employer of choice. He said:
“Our investment in staff training is essential to the business. This means that all our staff have the best training and experience which will mean they are better qualified and allowing them to progress further in the trade.”
Mark Wademan, Steve Cameron and Dan Bullen successfully completed a Managing Safely course with the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The course is designed for managers and supervisors and will help ensure that best practices are carried out by Ventrolla staff in the workshop and on site.
Mark Wademan, a Technical Surveyor at Ventrolla, said:
“It has been great to learn new skills whilst being in a job and this qualification will help me to achieve more in my role.”
Through Leeds College of Building, Simon Taylor and Damien Cameron, from the joinery workshop, have completed an NVQ Level II in Bench Joinery and Industrial Finishing respectively.
A further nine members of the surveying and installation teams are completing an NVQ Level III in Glass and Glazing. As of June this year installers and surveyors of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties will need to meet a new standard of minimum technical competency (MTC) introduced by the government.
Home owners will be able to confirm the experience and ability of contractors by asking to see their FENSA (Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme) MTC card, which all Ventrolla installers will carry.