LABC launches virtual learning hub as part of competency validation drive

Published in News on: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 9:32 AM

Share this article on:

LABC has launched a virtual learning hub for its 3,500 surveyors and technical staff aimed at making it easier for them to take part in training, personal development and improve and evidence their competencies.

The online platform contains all the A – Z courses a surveyor will need to develop throughout their entire career in building control – almost.

Going from ‘Agile working’ all the way through to ‘Working at height’ the platform provides over 100 courses at the click of a button.  And apart from the formal accredited qualifications, all of these courses are free of charge.  The system automatically tracks an individual’s learning, books training courses and updates personal development plans.

The new platform has been developed to support LABC’s continued investment in standards and competencies.  This has included the introduction of an ISO backed quality management system and a new fire safety validation assessment (in association with the Institution of Fire Engineers) for its most experienced and competent surveyors.

LABC’s Deputy Managing Director, Lorna Stimpson, said: “LABC is committed to the highest standards and we’re constantly seeking ways to measure the competency of our surveyors and make it easy for those in public service building control to develop their skills.  This new platform provides dozens of courses available on line – all tailored to each level of surveying staff – with many more in development.

“The initial feedback we’re getting from users is extremely positive and I’m confident because of its ease of use and the quality of the learning, we’ll see a very positive uptake from our building control teams leading to even greater confidence in public service building control.”

 

Group Editor
Paul Groves


Sponsored by
LABC


Quick Links


Company Details

Subscribe to our newsletter

Latest News

Fall protection cost-cutting: a step too far?

Any work at height carries risk. Preventing accidents from falls relies on all stakeholders using an informed, joined-up approach to practices and systems. Specifiers, contractors,...

Sponsored by: MSA Latchways
Category: News


READ ARTICLE >>

MSA Safety welcome tightened criteria to reflect real-life usage

Despite the many systems designed to safeguard workers, Health and Safety Executive statistics demonstrate that falls from height still remain one of the most common causes of...

Sponsored by: MSA Latchways
Category: News


READ ARTICLE >>

NBS appoint Lee Jones to lead product information across the business

NBS, the leading global provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools has appointed Lee Jones to head up its product information team. Formerly European BIM...

Sponsored by: The NBS
Category: News


READ ARTICLE >>

Latest LABC News

Cautious welcome for Government’s building regulations plans

The government is creating a stronger and more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety. This will mean tougher sanctions for those who disregard residents’...

Sponsored by: LABC
Category: Design & Construction


READ ARTICLE >>

New survey reveals high level competencies of local authority building...

A new survey of LABC’s 3,000 building standards surveyors has shown more than two thirds of local authority building control teams have surveyors with the top level...

Sponsored by: LABC
Category: News


READ ARTICLE >>