Training and Competencies

Barton recognises the important role that our employees have in maintaining our status as a leading independent contractor. We place a great deal of emphasis on having a skilled labour force and see training either on the job or at formal courses as essential. We are particularly careful not to place an individual in a situation where they would not have the skills to work safely.

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Qualifications, Training and Competencies Management System

Qualifications and competencies of our technicians and staff are managed using our bespoke project management software.

All training carried out is recorded in the BIS Training Matrix; details recorded against each member of staff include the course attended, the date of the course and the renewal or refresh date. The system raises alerts well before the expiry date. Scanned copies of up to date training certificates are included.

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Utilisation of Resource with ‘Barton Inspect’

‘Barton Inspect’ allows our Operations Manager to schedule all projects. Thus, for example, all sites that are due for inspection appear in the schedule list, along with the technicians and their availability.

The list of technicians available is also linked to their qualifications and competencies so that only the operatives competent to carry out the work are listed.

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