Sibbald Training

Sibbald recognised at VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards

Vibe PhotoTraining and assessment provider Sibbald Ltd has been presented with the Transport award at the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards 2017.

The company achieved the award for implementing various renewable energy technologies and taking business decisions that have improved environmental impact and reducing travel carbon footprint of its organisation.

Sibbald was recognised for:

  • Reducing travel carbon by creation of satellite sites for training purposes, preventing its client base from travelling to Sibbald main centres
  • Its wind powered turbine generator which is used to charge electric vehicle flee vehicle charging point open to the public
  • Providing electric vehicles for staff use
  • Achieving total vehicle fleet kgCo2e reductions since 2015

– Overall company kgCo2e reductions = 31,202

– kgCo2e per employee = 891

– Economic Benefit (savings) = £7830

Sibbald Ltd was also one of the finalists in the VIBES Management Award which recognises businesses whose management systems deliver continuous improvement in environmental performance.

The category is aimed at businesses that are taking a holistic approach to environmental improvement and can demonstrate the associated economic and social benefits that have been achieved.

Sibbald opens dedicated Plant Operators training centre at Drumlithie

Kirsten Young, key account manager at Falck Safety Services UK with John Sibbald, director of Sibbald Training

Kirsten Young, key account manager at Falck Safety Services UK with John Sibbald, director of Sibbald Training

Sibbald Training and Falck Safety Services have joined forces to provide construction related training in Aberdeen, Dundee and the North East concentrating on the Site Safety Plus suite of awards endorsed by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) CSkills.

As well as the suite of CITB CSkills courses being delivered in partnership with Falck Safety Services, Sibbald Training has made considerable investment in obtaining a new dedicated Plant Operators training and testing site at Pitdrichie Quarry in Drumlithie AB39 3XA just south of Stonehaven on the A90 trunk route.

The new centre will provide the suite of Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) and National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) training and testing for Plant Operators both experienced and novice. Courses are due to commence early in February 2017.

Sibbald has taken this step to provide a better service to existing clients, whom will no longer have to travel from afar to its main centre in Blackridge, West Lothian EH48 3BN, saving them considerably on time, effort, travel and accommodation costs.

John Sibbald, director at Sibbald Training, said: “We are very much looking forward to expanding our presence in the North East region placing ourselves in an ideal position to service the area’s needs for Plant Operator and Health & Safety training. We are speculating a little in the hope that qualifying individuals previously employed within the Oil & Gas sector will take advantage of the Transition Training Fund.

“This special issue Scottish Government fund is being managed by Skills Development Scotland and helps pay for the costs associated with transiting existing qualifications or retraining to achieve accepted construction standards such as CPCS and NPORS, ultimately enabling individuals unfortunate enough to have lost their employment due to the Oil & Gas downturn to find employment in the construction sector.”

Any individual that has lost their employment due to the Oil & Gas downturn can qualify for this funding. To apply for transition training funding visit www.transitiontrainingfund.co.uk.

For more information and a full list of Sibbald courses please visit www.sibbaldtraining.com or email enquiries@sibbaldtraining.com.

Sibbald becomes first training provider to achieve new ISO standards

Company Group - Front of BuildingSibbald Limited is the first professional training provider in Scotland to be certified by NQA for BS EN ISO 9001:2015, BS EN ISO 14001:2015 and BS OHAS 18001:2007.

After enduring an eight day certification audit early in April, Sibbald Limited have achieved triple management system certification awarded by NQA and accredited by UKAS.

These international standards provide businesses with a comprehensive framework for quality, health, safety and environmental management.

Both the BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and BS EN ISO 14001:2015 standards were issued only in late September 2015 and share the same framework in the newly created index listings ANNEX SL. These international standards have changed dramatically from their predecessors and therefore have required Sibbald Limited to evolve there business practices accordingly, creating a more transparent organisation with a progressive culture of leadership, risk-based thinking, operational rigor, engagement of people whilst forming explicit commitments to continuous business improvements.

David Sibbald, managing director of Sibbald Limited, said: “We are really proud to have achieved certification to these new international management standards so quickly. I thank each and every employee for their fantastic efforts.”

John Sibbald, general manager of Sibbald Limited, added: “As a company we have introduced a lot of changes to accommodate the risk based business ethos demanded by these standards, this approach to management has and will continue to serve us well, achieving certification to such standards is fundamental to our strategic business plans.”

John McGlinchey, strategic development manager at Sibbald Limited, said: “Being the FIRST professional training provider to obtain this triple management system certification proves to our stakeholders that we as service provider are willing to go the extra mile.”

Matt Gantley, managing director of NQA, concluded: “There are very few organisations to transition to both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 so soon after publication, and particularly alongside OHSAS 18001. This is a fantastic achievement for Sibbald Limited; it demonstrates real leadership in their field of expertise and commitment to improving performance in quality, environment and health & safety management. Congratulations from all at NQA.”

Sibbald shines for the Lighthouse Club

SibbaldSibbald Training has raised £740 for The Lighthouse Club thanks to fundraising challenges held during SCOTPLANT 2016.

Held at the Royal Highland Showground in April, the biannual event saw Sibbald Training exhibit and run an ‘Operators Challenge’ and ‘Kids Challenge’ allowing everyone of all ages to try their hands at the controls of a JCB 3CX Excavator and Hanix Mini Excavator respectively.

The challenges proved as popular as ever and raised £740 for The Lighthouse Club, Sibbald Training’s charity partner.

Lighthouse ClubThe Lighthouse Club is The Construction Industry Charity and provide financial and welfare support in times of need, to people encountering difficulties in the industry through injury or other circumstances, and their families.

Sibbald have over the last 10 years raised around £20,000 for The Lighthouse Club and will continue to promote this very worthwhile charity and provide charitable funds to them at every event and fundraiser they participate in.

Managing director David Sibbald said: “Our association with the Lighthouse Club has been ongoing for a very long time and to raise revenue for this good cause while having fun at the same time makes a great deal of sense to me.”

Sibbald are already set to attend SCOTPLANT 2018 at the same location when it arrives.

Advertorial: Sibbald Training revealed as DCPC modules provider in Scotland

David Sibbald

David Sibbald

Sibbald Training has been named as the top provider for DCPC modules in Scotland in 2014.

The evidence was revealed following a Freedom of Information request to JAUPT/DVSA.

David Sibbald, managing director of Sibbald Limited, said he was delighted with the news about Sibbald Training, which starting from providing instruction to just three people, to a high point of providing training to almost 300 delegates per week.

He said: “Our aim was to become Scotland’s ‘Easy Jet’ provider for DCPC training, positioning ourselves s the most cost effective solution for the mandatory courses. I am absolutely delighted that this resulted in an 800 per cent increase in bookings for the training.”

Following on from the overwhelming success of this offering, ADR-Hazardous goods by road training and D4 Driver medicals have been added to the Sibbald portfolio, to help better serve the new customers in the Transport Industry who kindly afforded Sibbald Training their custom.

Advertorial: Sibbald Training ADR

Sibbald ADRThe transport industry has long been a part of the Sibbald Family, although Sibbald Training has had little direct involvement with it. In 2010, however, the introduction of Driver CPC Training and the ongoing need to complete periodic training annually created an opportunity for the company to work more closely with professional drivers, and it was embraced by their owner and founder David Sibbald.

All of the training courses at Sibbald, endeavour to provide competitively priced instruction to a high standard, DCPC as a new offering quickly established itself as a new core product and joined their range seamlessly. The ensuing success led to thousands of drivers being trained and accredited for Driving Competence in the newly required periodic modules by Sibbald Training.

A new industry was now being served by Sibbald Training that had long since served this hard working, family oriented and farming family.  The customer base grown and warmly welcomed by Sibbald Training to the company through DCPC brought with them fresh opportunity to provide regulated, industry leading, instructional services and recently D4 Driver Medicals were added to the selection of offerings, with their usual low price, and a view to better serving the new delegates attracted to Sibbald.

The newly acquired Professional Road Using clients also presented a tangible need to add the three to five day ADR training programmes to the Sibbald Training course list. Training in the safe carriage of hazardous goods by road had been of interest to Sibbald Training for some time and the feeling from the industry completing DCPC was one of anticipation at it being added to their course list.

This coming March, commencing Monday the 23rd the first ‘five day ADR course’ is set to begin at the Sibbald Training centre in Blackridge, West Lothian. All involved in adding it to the Sibbald portfolio are enthused at the prospect of its inclusion.

None more so than company owner David Sibbald, who commented:  “I am very encouraged by the response of the transport industry to our DCPC courses. Adding ADR is a natural progression of this offering and I look forward to the success of our first course.”

Sibbald Training is a company accustomed to providing award winning training and Transport News will watch with interest the progression of the company into this area of certification.

Advertorial: Sibbald Training

SIBBALD Gas Drive ImageThe transport industry has long been a part of the Sibbald Family, although Sibbald Training has had little direct involvement with it. In 2010, however, the introduction of Driver CPC Training and the ongoing need to complete periodic training annually created an opportunity for the company to work more closely with professional drivers, and it was embraced by their owner and founder David Sibbald.

All of the training courses at Sibbald, endeavour to provide competitively priced instruction to a high standard, DCPC as a new offering quickly established itself as a new core product and joined their range seamlessly. The ensuing success led to thousands of drivers being trained and accredited for Driving Competence in the newly required periodic modules by Sibbald Training.

A new industry was now being served by Sibbald Training that had long since served this hard working, family oriented and farming family.

The customer base grown and warmly welcomed by Sibbald Training to the company through DCPC brought with them fresh opportunity to provide regulated, industry leading, instructional services and recently D4 Driver Medicals were added to the selection of offerings, with their usual low price, and a view to better serving the new delegates attracted to Sibbald.

The newly acquired Professional Road Using clients also presented a tangible need to add the three to five day ADR training programmes to the Sibbald Training course list. Training in the safe carriage of hazardous goods by road had been of interest to Sibbald Training for some time and the feeling from the industry completing DCPC was one of anticipation at it being added to their course list.

In the coming months the first five day ADR course’ is set to begin at the Sibbald Training centre in Blackridge, West Lothian. All involved in adding it to the Sibbald portfolio are enthused at the prospect of its inclusion. None more so than company owner David Sibbald, who commented: “I am very encouraged by the response of the transport industry to our DCPC courses. Adding ADR is a natural progression of this offering and I look forward to the success of our first course.”

Sibbald Training is a company accustomed to providing award winning training and are sure their customers will watch with interest the progression of the company into this area of training expertise.

Advertorial: Sibbald Goes Green

Sibbald GreenThe environment and the effect we have on it has never been more prominent in people’s minds, wherever in the world you may be.

As an industry leading Training provider, established for nearly 30 years, Sibbald Training believe we have an obligation, as all businesses do, to think about our carbon footprint and the effect it has on our surroundings.

Sibbald Training was sure there was a way to reduce our carbon emissions and convert our company into an eco-friendly one, while enjoying the cost savings such an investment might offer.

Over the last ten years an investment of £469’000 has been made to achieve that goal.

Since 2003 Sibbald have converted 15 of our vehicle fleet to LPG fuel systems. Costing almost half the price of petrol, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas conversion has paid for itself and offered a huge return on investment since implication. With CO2 emissions 10 per cent lower than petrol and NOx (smog making chemical) 80 per cent lower than diesel, joining the 30 million LPG vehicles worldwide is a real point of pride for Sibbald Training.

A £22k investment was also made in 2012 to add solar panels to Sibbald Training properties and in 2013 £45k was spent on Geo Thermal/Ground Source heat pumps.

2014 saw the introduction of a fully electric BMW car and the installation of an on-site charging point, which is available for public use, at a cost of £30k to Sibbald Training.

Phase one of our conversion to energy efficient LED lighting in our offices began in 2014 too with initial costs in excess of £2k.

This year, 2015, will see perhaps our most ambitious energy saving investment. Our 100kw, £370k Wind turbine looks set to be functional by summertime this year.

With savings well in excess of £80k per annum our initial costs will be offset very quickly, allowing Sibbald Training to enjoy the benefits of becoming Energy efficient far into the foreseeable future.

A wise and fruitful investment, both for the world and community at large and for our long standing and progressive company.