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The Operator Skills Hub

Providing innovative, future-focused training for plant operators.

Established in February 2021, the Operator Skills Hub is a training facility that supports the safe, efficient delivery of the UK's largest, digitally enabled construction projects. As a joint investment between Flannery Plant Hire [UK's leading plant hire provider] and Balfour Beatty [the largest construction contractor in the UK], the purpose-built facility is located in Birmingham, and here is where not one but three Tenstar Simulators are installed.

We sat down with Paul Allman, Business Development Director at Flannery Plant Hire, to hear what he had to say about simulation and the future of plant operator training.

"One of the Operator Skills Hub commitments is to equip learners with the right skills to safely deliver onsite. For us, simulation and simulators are great examples of how we can benefit from innovation and technology to promote best practise. Aside from this, it's clear that the whole industry is focused on the importance of sustainable solutions. Providing green solutions, increased safety and productivity are all high on the agenda. "

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The Tenstar simulators at the Operators Skills Hub are not only used to accelerate apprentice learning, they also offer existing skilled operators the opportunity to learn new skills, for example, the use of 3D GPS machine control systems, in a low pressure, focused environment.

"Our drive is to deliver proficient and safe operators to satisfy the current skills gap. We need to attract apprentices and talent, and at the same time, we also need to upscale the existing knowledge base. Operators of all levels benefit from new technologies, and the Tenstar simulators can help equip today's workforce with the skills required to deliver on a modern-day, digitally-enabled site in an efficient way, whilst ensuring when operators go to work, they're safe."

- Paul Allman, Business Development Director at Flannery Plant Hire

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