Training and Learning | Land and Water Group

Training & Learning

Investors in People & Teams

High-quality service, the latest technology and up-to-date solutions can only be achieved with a skilled and highly trained workforce. That’s why quality training is a cornerstone of the Land & Water way.

We run specialist training programmes alongside core skills training to develop our people. We even develop unique and bespoke courses to ensure we meet every need at every point in our team’s development.

360-degree training means we are fulfilling the potential of people at every stage in their career, enabling them to bring ideas, solutions and service excellence to every project:

  • Basic on-boarding, site and project-induction skills
  • Best practices: Identifying, developing and initiating
  • Innovation and creative solutions; unique problem solving
  • Team building and camaraderie
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Land & Water's Flagship: Innovation, Inspiration & Results

We pride ourselves on our ability to think creatively; to bring new ideas and a fresh approach to projects. To achieve that, twice a year we all 'down tools' for company-wide meetings that bring everyone together for innovation ‘think tanks’.

This training investment (where everyone from site operatives to the CEO and Chairman attend) allows us to step away from the day-to-day and focus on:

  • Sharing best practices, learning and looking honestly at where we can improve
  • Practical sharing of changes in legislation, legal requirements and health-and-safety trends
  • Encouragement to bring new ideas, to remind teams of the company's vision and to share their strategies
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"We are proud to be the only organisation in our sector (that we are aware of) that makes this level of commitment. Our training sessions include topics from mental health and other aspects of health and safety to best working practices and team games. There is nothing that we are afraid to discuss, talk about, improve or embrace."

James Maclean, CEO Land & Water

Land & Water specific training

Land & Water Innovation Training

  • WaterWise training. An online course developed by Land & Water aimed at those who work in, on or close to water
  • White-water training and recovery
  • Helicopter crash recovery in water (simulations to help us appraise how we should respond in an emergency)

Specialism is encouraged where our teams have a particular skill or aptitude

  • Environmental scientists and quantity surveyors work toward specific qualifications and maintain their Continual Professional Development
  • Leadership and management training throughout the business

Where no accredited or recognised awarding body for our specialist processes and equipment exists, we develop and deliver our own innovative training

Health & Safety Courses

  • C-Skills Accredited Health and Safety courses, starting with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Health, Safety & Awareness course, SSSTS, SMSTS through to Director’s Role in health and safety
  • Water Awareness, a Land & Water course. WaterWise trains everyone on site to a basic competence and understanding of the inherent challenges of working in our unique environment
  • St John Ambulance first-aid courses for all site-based staff
  • Health & Safety testing every five years

Land & Water is an accredited organisation for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)

  • Company induction and data-sharing day
  • Induction/training at sites or facilities
  • Appropriate CPCS accreditation for plant operatives
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 training for inland commercial skippers
  • RYA/MCA Boat Masters with Commercial Endorsements for skippers in tidal waters
  • Toolbox talks and 360-degree briefings for key tasks and where there is a change to our working environment
  • SMSTS or IOSH Managing Safely for our site and project managers
  • SSSTS foreman accreditation for our gangers and working foreman
  • Appointed Persons, Crane Supervisors and banksman/slinger qualifications for mobilisation teams and support
  • CSCS supervisory accreditations
  • Temporary works coordinator training

National Qualifications

  • NVQ Level 2: Site Skills
  • Level 3: Site Supervision
  • Level 6: Site Management
  • Level 7: Project Management
  • WAMITAB accreditations for our specialist waste-management team
  • Our relevant supervisory staff are all first-aiders

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