Caunton trainees experience on-site skills

Some of Caunton Engineering’s young trainees, Twelve in number, were fortunate to be invited by main contractor Winvic Construction to see at first-hand how the building industry operates. Winvic are building a distribution centre at Hams Hall near Coleshill, and Caunton are supplying the steel frame. The group of trainees, from drawing office, design and production departments, toured the site guided by Winvic’s Project Manager Ian Evans and Site Manager Andrew Riley. They explained the principal contractor’s processes starting on site with the installation of bases’ bolts, through to drainage runs, and right through to the completion of structural slabs & cladding. Caunton’s Contracts Manager Stuart Cree and Erection Manager Andrew Austin accompanied the party to explain where Caunton Engineering fitted in, giving site specifics, for example temporary bracing requirements and lifting equipment utilised, but overall, explaining the basic principles of on-site steel erection required for both hot and cold rolled sections. It was a fully comprehensive tour and a very valuable bonus for these young men within the training regime employed by Caunton. Caunton are grateful to Winvic who maintain their own aim is to promote and encourage young people who join the industry, to gain a real perspective of this vital on-site role and how their own work influences the site dynamic. A most excellent policy.
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