There were no formal qualifications for people working with hand-held tools before CITB funded Hire Association Europe (HAE).

Until HAE applied to CITB’s Flexible Fund, approximately 70% of HAE’s 850 members had struggled to find training specific to plant mechanics and fitters.

As a result of receiving funding the sector’s training and qualification needs have been rejuvenated.

Tool hire companies working with small plant have, for the first time, a training route which is:

  • specific to their requirements
  • delivered on-site
  • assessed in the workplace.

To read the full case study click here

CITB has recently published a searchable database that lists the projects they have supported through Flexible and Structured funding.  To view HAE EHA funded training project click here