The first-ever NFDC/NDTG Working Wednesday mini seminar was oversubscribed.
Having recently moved to its new location in Hemel Hempstead, the National Federation of Demolition Contractors has both the determination and the space to host more events for its members; and last night saw the first of these events in the shape of its Working Wednesday mini seminar.
The Working Wednesday concept was created jointly by NFDC CEO Howard Button and by the National Demolition Training Group training manager Sophie Francis, and is designed to throw a spotlight on a specific and current issue.
Last night’s event, which was sponsored and hosted by Miller International, looked at the timely issue of semi-automatic quick couplers and the confusion surrounding changes in legislation. Judging by the fact that extra chairs had to be brought in at the last minute to seat an unexpectedly large number of delegates, it would appear that the Working Wednesday concept was as popular as it was timely.
“We came up with the idea of the Working Wednesday during a marketing meeting and it went from concept to reality in about 30 seconds,” Button recalls. “We have excellent facilities here at Resurgam House and this is an excellent way to use these facilities to the benefit of our members.”
A video of the proceedings is currently being edited but, for those wishing to hear what they missed last night, please click the blue link below to listen to a (raw) audio recording.
Alternatively, you can download the audio file as an iTunes podcast by clicking here.