Sarens attaches great importance to training and expertise. As
no training facility existed in Flanders, Sarens has established a
group-training centre in close collaboration with VZW Montage
(federation of crane services suppliers), VDAB (Re-employment
office), the Flemish Government and Antwerp Safety Institute since
Sarens attaches great importance to training and expertise. As no training facility existed in Flanders, Sarens has established a group-training centre in close collaboration with VZW Montage (federation of crane services suppliers), VDAB (Re-employment office), the Flemish Government and Antwerp Safety Institute since July 2001.
In 2004 Sarens replaced this by a second training centre
"Comokra" in Steenhuffel, Belgium in close cooperation with VZW
Montage and VDAB.
Different courses can be followed throughout the year (e.g. crane operators, riggers, forklift operators, ...), both for unemployed people as for employees. The Comokra training centre has several mobile cranes, telehandlers, telescopic work platforms and other equipment and material available. More information can be found on their website www.comokra.be (in Dutch) or you can contact the daily management on +32 52 315 315.
Since 2008 Sarens UK Ltd has had a CITB/CPCS (Construction Industry Training Board/Construction Plant Competence Scheme) approved and accredited training centre, providing:
- a wide range of machine categories for training and testing;
- industry NVQs (National Vocational Qualification) at level 2, 3 and 6 for progression in the scheme;
- CCNSG (Client Contractor National Safety Group) Safety Passport Courses;
- CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) Courses for HGV/LGV drivers;
- CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Health & Safety tests
as well as a variety of other industry training to meet your health and safety requirements.
Both Sarens UK Ltd and Comokra's dedicated training teams have the benefit of many years industry and training experience and a friendly, professional approach that allows an enjoyable and productive learning environment.
Next to these training centers, Sarens occasionally gives project related trainings, looking for local "special operators" who get trained at a Sarens standard. Cases where Sarens applied these trainings are at the Goro project (New Caledonia) where Sarens trained and tested crane operators in The Philippines, the Tamatave project (Madagascar) where Malagache crane operators were trained and tested for Henri Fraise et fils and the Koniambo project (New Caledonia) where crane operators and riggers in Thailand, India and the Philippines were trained and tested.
Last but not least there are the numerous and regularly organised trainings given to Sarens' own employees, constantly developing them to provide a qualified workforce operating our complex machinepark to execute safely projects all over the world.