Earlier this week, Gez Bonner, National Training Manager, and Valon Krivenjeva, Plant Coordinator, attended the prestigious Construction News Awards. We received a High Commendation in the Carbon Reduction Champion category for developing and implementing our Eco Operator training programme. The judges commented "An impressive authentic example of the impact of mindset and behaviour in tackling carbon emission reduction with community and people at the heart of it! Lynch have developed a scalable nationally recognised Eco Operator qualification which continues to be adopted industry wide from operator to organisational level. This qualification has been developed by operators who understand the heart of the issues. In addition, demonstrable impact on future innovations through various collaborations including the construction plant operator manufacturers."
Our mission is to dramatically reduce our Carbon Emissions until they become zero by 2040 - and one of the ways that we do this is through a clever blend of telematic data and enhanced operator training, driving behavioural change. Gez created the programme in 2018 and now, with the backing of NOCN and the CPA, it has been widely adopted on construction sites up and down the country.
Gez explains “Our training module has been designed by operators, for operators, and it's so important that we get the buy-in from the people who are on the ground to get the very best out of this programme. We can tell the team that this programme saved one customer £500,000 in fuel costs and reduced daily CO2 by 46% for another customer, but what is even more effective is when we speak to them about the real-world health implications for them, their colleagues and communities local to our construction sites. This is where we can change mindsets and drive behavioural change. These people really care about increasing air quality around their machines and our Eco Operator results are proof of this."
Well done to Gez and the entire environment, digital and training teams. Your passion and collaborative approach have helped to bring this idea to life and transform it into something of real value for our entire industry.
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