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Raymond Brown employees notch up the qualifications

Raymond Brown Minerals & Recycling employees

Hampshire-based company celebrates its most successful year ever for staff development

RAYMOND Brown Minerals & Recycling (RBMR) are celebrating their most successful year ever for staff development, with the team recording its highest number of new qualifications.

Over the past 12 months, on top of their normal day job, employees have all been working towards qualifications to further improve their competence, covering everything from health and safety to waste facilities management.

At a presentation evening in Salisbury, five employees were awarded with the Waste Management Industry Training and Advisor Board (WAMITAB) Level 4; five were presented with their Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) Level 4; certificates were also awarded  for Safety Heath and Environment to demonstrate competence in quarrying; and one employee was presented with a certificate in Construction Materials (Institute of Quarrying qualification).

Steve Cole, RBMR’s environmental and development director, said: ‘Demonstrating competence is an essential requirement in the workplace and the continual training of our site managers is vital for maintaining high levels of safety and control throughout the business.

‘The specialized training opportunities we provide mean our employees are always achieving new industry-accredited qualifications, which is a good motivator for the individuals and so makes perfect business sense.’

Quarry manager Mark Renault received the Raymond Brown Environmental Award on behalf of his team at Brickworth sand quarry – one of 10 RBMR operational sites across the south of England. This particular award recognizes the site that has demonstrated the greatest commitment to the environment over the last 12 months.

‘The Environmental Award acknowledges the RBMR site that has gone above and beyond the high standards we set for them and Brickworth has demonstrated that in abundance over the last year,’ said Mr Cole.

The quarry, located in Whiteparish, successfully restored part of its site back into high-quality farmland after its sand resources had been exhausted. The land is now once again being farmed just a few years after it was a functioning quarry.

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