TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
At OCL Group we are committed to creating a knowledgeable workforce in learned environment where people are listened too, are safe and reach each their potential, prosper, and where rewards are shared.
We focus on a broad spectrum of activities for our operatives and staﬀ through initiatives aimed at improved communication, health, safety and wellbeing, training and development and employee recognition, developing the OCL Engineers of the Future.
As a company we recognise the importance of building and maintaining a knowledgeable and skilled workforce to ensure we are able to readily resource schemes with talented people who can deliver works of a high quality.
We invest over 10 % of company proﬁt every year in training our staﬀ and core operatives as to ensure sustainability and growth, this constitutes thousands of hours spent on training courses throughout the year. We utilise only approved Construction Skills-accredited Training Centres along with the required infrastructure locations to deliver a signiﬁcant quantity of this training, from our apprenticeships to QCFs to CITB Site Safety to Network rail and LU courses.
We have also spent a vast amount of time and money on our own internal training hub of which we are extremely proud This unique facility enables in-house training courses invigilated by our SHEQ and compliance staﬀ. This is driven passionately by our Managing Director and has given operatives the opportunity to be rewarded for their eﬀects in learning.
Each one of our core team are placed into our training hub system and is then given set target dates to achieve certain knowledge exams formulated in the ﬁrst instance by our projects, SHE and Quality and Project / Construction managers.
These exams are based around industry standards and BSI standards regarding HSE and installation. Many of our knowledge tests that are formulated within our training hub are bespoke to project requirements and are built in alignment with our clients approved inspection and test plans ITPs and system requirement speciﬁcations along with setting out health and safety exams based upon client and infrastructure HSE planned General inspection forms and criteria.
We have 20 bespoke exams so far that allow us to implement our skills card encouraging our earn as you learn scheme.
Our managers panel monitors each and every exam that our operatives are working on, meaning managers can identify areas where operatives may be having diﬃculties. Each operative receives bespoke feedback which will enable them to develop their understanding. Certiﬁcates are sent out whenever operatives hit their targets, with additional reward via pay increases when all subject modules have been completed.
OCL have carried out many civils and electrical projects for myself for over the past 10 years within the rail sector. They deliver what is required when needed and are trustworthy therefore I have no problem in recommending them.
I would like to thank all at OCL for a great job carried out by your staff over the 52 hour week end possession at Hockley station. The Pre planning meetings and OCL’s early engagement with Braybrook really helped the smooth delivery of this project. A very professional job was done right first time, with no snags, we certainly look forward to using OCL in collaboration on future projects.
OCL Rail in conjunction with the Giffen Group carried out a number of varied installation projects at Neasden Depot the quality of their work and collaborative approach contributed greatly to the success in delivery of the projects involved with NDUP. I would have no hesitation in recommending OCL Rail for future works.
I have used OCL for over 8 years now not only as a labour agency but also carrying out contracted price work for the Giffen Group, I have always been extremely pleased with not only the efficiency of their service but the quality of their work.
I have worked with OCL Group on several rail projects. I have been very impressed by their professional, customer orientated approach to all aspects of works. They are a contractor who consistently deliver a high quality end product at a competitive price with attention to detail and I would not hesitate to recommend OCL Group for rail related projects.
OCL Rail was contracted by CCS to carry out a platform and canopy refurbishment package of works at Great Chesterford station these works incorporated varied tasks including platform resurfacing, drainage installation, tactile and coper resurfacing, painting and brickwork along with roofing elements, this Package was delivered on time and on budget with no Snags.
I can confirm the OCL group have conducted themselves in every aspect of their works with excellence . They have recently worked for us completing our coper instalments at purely station. The works are to satisfaction with zero snags .
Many thanks to OCL for the works carried out on SSE Rail sites in 2018. The LUL premises Engineer inspected both Ruislip, Northwood on Tuesday and was highly impressed with the standard of the works attention to detail throughout the OCL works. Both OCL SER sites have been very well planned managed, OCL site manager has always planned ahead and worked collaboratively with SSE to foresee and help resolve technical issues well in advance of installing the works. The LUL Premises engineer was very happy with the standard of the delivery from OCL stated that LUL may use the 2.no sites as an example of an ideal site for other contractors. The delivery of these SER works are a credit to Mat and the team; as above, all your staff have been a pleasure to work with throughout 2018.