CITB SIMULATION BASED TRAINING TOOLS AT CM LABS EVENT

Published 23/11, 2018 at 15:48

A July seminar event focused on the value of simulation based training. During the event, speakers from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) shared with industry professionals their own experience of the advanced training technology.

The July event, organised by CM Labs Simulations, the developer of Vortex® training simulators, was attended by representatives from crane operations and training, health and safety, fleet, and engineering managers representing contractors, heavy equipment rental firms, training schools, lift engineering firms, as well as municipalities from across the UK. CITB itself is a levy funded training and operator standards body for the UK construction industry, and has successfully integrated simulation based training into its existing processes. This has resulted in increased student practice time, reduced costs, and better reporting of skills development and qualification readiness.

In an effort to improve its processes and better serve its customers, CITB purchased six Vortex simulator units with training packs for excavators, crawler cranes, mobile cranes, and tower cranes, and four Signalperson training stations. Housed in a purpose built training building, and run by dedicated simulator technicians, the simulators have become a fully integrated component of the CITB training program.

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