Planned Development Work

Feasibility Studies

Each year R&D conducts research in a number of topics suggested by industry. The purpose of Feasibility Studies is to understand the detail and scope of the potential requirement and to establish whether there is sufficient demand for the ECITB to take further action. Feasibility studies are usually conducted by short online questionnaires addressed to relevant technical experts in the industry.

Topics for consideration in 2016 include: Information Management (BIM); Commissioning Engineers/Heavy Electrical (NESA); Composite materials and their maintenance (Wind); Construction Engineers; Fabric Maintenance; Fibre Optics Training Standards (subsea); Electrical Compex; Procurement; Quality Management (Nuclear new build); Safety Case writing; Shut Down Methodology; Technical Tests: project controls and supervisory related disciplines; Offshore Wind Hub Rescue

Contact: Steve Franklin or Adrian Wookey

Technical Courses and Tests

Feasibility studies are being carried out to inform decisions about new courses and tests. Recent studies have looked into fabric maintenance and hub rescue. The outcome of the studies is likely to result in ECITB support for these subjects.

National College for Nuclear

The ECITB is a stakeholder in the plans for a National College for Nuclear. A range of work will be carried out based on the College's requirements. 

Contact: Heather Saunders

Project Management & Controls

APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) programme.

The ECITB is already piloting facilitated RPP programmes in the Offshore and Nuclear Sectors. We are considering further programmes in this area. 

Contact: Steve Franklin

Safety Training

Development of an international version of Managing Safely in the Engineering Construction Industry.

Research projects

The ECITB will be commencing work with renewable sector stakeholders to undertake a mapping exercise to establish commonality amongst industry lifting and safety passport schemes. The aim of this project is to allow cross sector recognition of these schemes. This should allow smoother and cost effective transferability of workers between various industry sectors by reducing the need for unnecessary training.

Planned Apprenticeships/Trailblazers

Craft Mechanical & Electrical Installation 

Work is due to begin in 2016 to gauge the feasibility of this trailblazer dependent on what has already been proposed by others and the appetite within the industry.

Contact: Heather Saunders