Comment – What is the point of demolition training…?

Key health and safety messages are not making it through to the men on the ground.

You will, I hope, forgive the deliberately provocative title of this latest comment video. Obviously, I know the intended purpose of demolition training. I know that some demolition companies go way above and beyond the call of duty in their pursuit of training excellence. I also know that – in many areas – the demolition sector’s commitment to training puts to shame the efforts of its cousins in the construction sector.

But according to a recent survey – covered here in the latest edition of Demolition magazine – key messages about health and safety and hazard identification and reporting simply aren’t getting through to the wider workforce.

In an industry that – post-Didcot – is under ore intense scrutiny than ever before, can we honestly afford for those important safety messages to go unheeded?