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New training range from CAM Training Ltd

CAM Training Ltd – a division of working at height experts CAM Specialist Support – has launched its 2016/17  Training Catalogue  for people involved in building cleaning and maintenance.

The cleaning industry is all too often viewed as being low skilled, due to a lack of understanding about the training that truly professional cleaners undertake. Training is essential to ensure safe working practices and should include health and safety for personal and public protection, all trade relevant regulations and customer service training.

Tim Jones, Professional Development Director at CAM, explained: “Our safety courses are primarily designed to encourage the appropriate behaviour that underscores a robust safe system of work. Through our expertise and experience, we encourage individuals to make health and safety central to their work so that they can challenge the perception of their industry from within. It is our aim, at CAM Training, to help individuals gain qualifications that, not only formalises competence, but also develops a personal confidence in their own health and safety professionalism.”

Courses offered by CAM Training Ltd include:

  • IOSH working safely and managing safely
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
  • Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC) IOSH accredited Cleaning Windows Safely using Water fed poles and Ladder
  • Federation of Window Cleaners (FWC) IOSH Risk assessment and method statements for cleaning windows
  • CAM also offers bespoke, industry specialised, training to suit its clients’ specific needs

CAM Specialist Support launches brand new company CAM Abseiling Ltd to deliver dedicated rope access services

Cleaning and building maintenance expert CAM Specialist Support has launched CAM Abseiling Ltd, a brand new company focused on delivering a comprehensive range of safe, efficient industrial rope access solutions for building owners and managing agents.

CAM Abseiling Ltd sits within the CAM group and is dedicated to carrying out complex building support services that involve working at height or working in difficult access scenarios, including window cleaning, general maintenance and repairs, construction cladding, and survey and inspection work.  CAM Abseiling also covers interior atria and stairwells where safe access may be an issue.

A consultancy service is available to developers and architects at the design stage of construction projects, to plan strategies for rope access or other working at height operations for the finished building.

All abseiling work is carried out by CAM’s specialist, fully IRATA trained, in-house team, which ensures the highest level of safety and supervision for clients.  Tailored site surveys, detailed customised risk assessments and method statements are provided by IRATA Level 3 Rope Access Team Leaders who identify and evaluate the safest, most appropriate method of access.

CAM Abseiling’s rope access team is also equipped to manage other trades working from building cradles, mobile elevated work platforms, scaffolding and prefabricated access towers, ensuring coordinated service provision for clients.

The new company is headed by its Operations Director, Elijah Howell, who was formerly an IRATA Level 3 Supervisor. Elijah has worked with CAM Specialist Support for ten years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise.

Commenting on the new development, Elijah says: “The CAM group is highly experienced in providing specialist support to building managers and agents in what are usually classed as high risk operations when maintaining and cleaning high level buildings, and the launch of CAM Abseiling represents a natural extension for our business. There are benefits to rope access techniques for our clients, not least because of the versatility and unobtrusive nature of these systems, meaning that our rope access team can proceed with minimum impact on structure and surroundings, often getting the job done at a fraction of the cost compared with scaffolding or MEWPs.”

With more than 25 years’ experience in the cleaning and building maintenance industries, the group has built up a solid reputation for its robust commitment to safety and training at all levels and clients can be assured that CAM Abseiling’s team is highly qualified in providing expert rope access solutions for working at height.