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Principle opens new training centre

Published 28th January, 2011 by Neil Nixon

Principle opens new training centre

Principle Cleaning Services Ltd is steaming ahead in its training activities and has launched a new BICSc certified and registered training centre at its head office in London.

Named the Principle Academy, the new facilities will enable the company to assess and train its staff in a range of tasks and skills that form the Cleaning Operators Proficiency Certificate (COPC). It currently has four trained assessors who are all able to train students to BICSc stages one and two.

Principle Cleaning Services is fully committed to training under the BICSc banner. The company has also been awarded with a hub license allowing it to become a roaming assessor and therefore authorised to carry out assessment on the sites of its contracts or alternative suitable venues. Training is a key component of Principle Cleaning Services’ business and it prioritises continued investment in this area. In the last few months, staff have received BICSc certifications for ‘Train the Trainer’, attended NEBOSH courses (National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health) and have been awarded National General Certificates (with credit) in Occupational Health and Safety.

Douglas Cooke, chief executive of Principle Cleaning Services and also a BICSc council member, said: “Training is extremely important to us. If you have fully trained employees, you can maintain a reliable and regular workforce, cut down on expenditure and reduce accidents. Training can improve productivity rates and unfortunately there are a lot of companies who are reducing their training budgets, saying they train their staff, but they are just paying lip service to it without really setting anything up.”

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