MP opens Rudgeway safety training centre
THORNBURY and Yate MP Luke Hall has opened a new site to train people in building site safety.
He visited the new facilities, which span 5,000 square feet, at the Building Safety Group’s training centre in Rudgeway, above.
The new area provides health and safety, as well as environmental, courses for construction workers.
The group says a special emphasis will be on mental health and general well-being programmes to support people working in the building trade.
The move follows research which revealed that the construction industry has more reported suicides than any other profession.
The company expects to train 10,000 people a year.
Mr Hall has also dropped in on local rotary Rotary members who are campaigning to end polio across the world.
Rotary members set up an old iron lung in Chipping Sodbury, above, to highlight the devastating effect the disease had on patients in the UK in the past, and why they are campaigning to help eradicate it from other parts of the world.