- The recovery system was a unique and complex MBT and AD plant.
- Individual equipment suppliers were not able to provide training in the combined waste recovery system as an overall integrated process.
- Machinery was not yet operational so separation stages could not be seen working.
- Many of the trainees had not worked within the waste industry before.
- Demonstration of competence was a key element of the training contract.
- Re-enforce and repeat content - read, hear, see, say and do.
- Demonstrate complex theoretical theory with hands-on practical solutions.
- Use team-building exercises to strengthen the support network within the newly established team.
- Utilise model waste machinery within classroom sessions to explain separation theory and plant economics.
- Conduct guided site tours to re-enforce classroom knowledge and help staff to gain confidence within their new working environment.
- Positive feedback from trainees and notable improvements observed by managers. For example:
- 'I am now going onto the site with an insight into its operations'
- Good and thorough knowledge retention, demonstrated through competency assessment (including written examination and formal presentation).