Natta joins the ‘Get It Right Initiative’

Earlier this year, Natta became a member of the ‘Get It Right Initiative’ (GIRI). As a business, we have a commitment towards creating a better future for the construction industry. We strongly believe in health, safety, and best practices. We want to make sure our staff is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to prevent mistakes from happening and to further improve our quality.

Natta’s MD, John Whelan commented, “We are proud to be a part of this initiative. This will enable Natta to be more forward thinking and help address our current issues within our business.”

About the ‘Get It Right Initiative’

The newly launched initiative GIRI was formed with the aim to significantly reduce avoidable errors and improve quality in construction. According to ‘Get It Right Initiative’ Research Report, it costs the construction industry between £10 and £25 billion per year due to avoidable mistakes.

‘Strategy For Change’ was developed by the ‘Get It Right Initiative’ team to address the root causes of these errors. Inappropriate culture, inadequate skills, and ineffective planning were the biggest causes that their study found. The ‘Strategy For Change’ provides different activities that will help change the attitudes. It will also improve knowledge; assist with decision making and improve planning skills across the industry.

At the launch of the ‘Get It Right Initiative’ in June last year, Sir John Armitt introduced the Initiative saying, “The issues we’re discussing today are fundamental to our industry. According to a recent Mckinsey report ‘Imagining Construction’s Digital Future’; productivity in the construction industry has barely increased in the last twenty years. As a consequence, our projects cost more, which means we are building fewer, as a society can’t afford them. We all know part of that cost is the things that go wrong. The aim of the Get It Right Initiative is to address this. We’re an industry that loves to crack on, but in cracking on errors are made, so it’s a case of less haste more speed. GIRI could be game-changing for our industry, so I encourage you to get on board and maintain momentum.”

Natta’s sister companies CISTC and Surrey Training Group are already helping organisations to improve staff training and development. Established in 2004, the Construction Industry Safety Training Centre (CISTC) specialises in Health and Safety training and the widely recognised CPCS course training. Their main focus is to work with individuals and organisations to address skill shortage in the construction industry. Members’ companies of the Surrey Training Group have access to training, information and advice to enable them to have a fully skilled and health and safety aware workforce. They also provide meaningful forums and have open discussions on a quarterly basis.

“Our main aim through the training we provide is to get everyone home safely. That is the passion that drives me to do what I do as a Training Manager,” commented Michael Borner.

Together with the ‘Get It Right Initiative’, and its members, Natta will commit and endeavour to build a better future for the construction industry and the safety of our workforce.

Posted by Jo Whelan

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