Industry Training Services invests £300,000 in training equipment and facilities

Industry Training Services Founder and Managing Director Brendan Crealey and Industry Training Services Sales and Office Manager Ciara Judge are pictured with part of the new plant at the training center headquarters in Portadown

Health and safety training organization Industry Training Services (ITS) has invested over £300,000 in extending its Portadown headquarters and opening a new office in Dublin to extend its offering to its customers throughout Ireland.

Doubling its training centre, the investment includes the addition of five new training classrooms and a new factory at the 12-acre Portadown site, enabling ITS to offer new bespoke and accredited courses across its extensive portfolio which includes training on work in covered streets, confined spaces, scaffolding, operation of large installations and machinery, first aid, work at height and safety in excavations.

Brendan Crealey, Founder and Managing Director of ITS, said, “Industry Training Services is committed to providing training courses that critically comply with legal and regulatory requirements for on-site risk and accident prevention. of work.

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“In our 22-year history, we are busier than ever with training requests. As organizations begin to recover from the impact of the pandemic, they need our training for their staff more than ever, due to the massive volume of recruitment occurring in the construction industry across the country. Ireland. As part of our own Covid recovery plan, this £300,000 investment in new training equipment including boom and scissor lifts, increased staff, extension of our head office and building of The additional facilities will allow us to meet the demand from organizations in the construction and manufacturing sectors across Ireland who want their staff to be accredited to the highest health and safety standards.

Founded in 2000, Industry Training Services is Northern Ireland’s leading provider of health and safety training solutions for the construction, civil engineering, utilities and manufacturing sectors, serving the training needs of a growing number of businesses in the Republic of Ireland.

ITS works closely with clients to develop bespoke training solutions that are tailored specifically to their exact needs and deliver courses at Portadown’s head office or at the client’s premises. Twelve full-time staff are currently employed at the organization’s 12-acre site in Portadown, with significant staff growth expected in the coming months. The courses are delivered in partnership with 14 associate trainers. Clients include Farrans, Graham, McAleer & Rushe, Openreach, KN Networks and Moy Park.

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