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Hales Sawmill Gains Treatment NVQ Accreditation

Julian Parton of Hales Sawmills was recently presented with his NVQ qualification recognising the company’s commitment to producing and supplying quality preservative treatments for their timbers.

The NVQ Diploma in Wood Preserving (Construction) is designed for experienced plant managers and operators requiring assessment of an individual’s ability to carry out a range of work to the performance criteria that has been agreed by the industry. The NVQ qualification is an integral requirement from the UK Wood Protection Association for those companies looking to treat timbers under the UK Highways Agency Sector Scheme 4.

Julian commented, ‘Hales has had major investment over the last few years in extending and upgrading our timber treatments facilities. The NVQ training is a further example of our commitment to making sure the preservative treated timbers we supply are fit for purpose within our markets. Highways Agency projects form a major part of our supply chain and we are one of only a few companies with full accreditations in place to supply treated timbers to meet Sector Scheme 4 requirements.’

Rory Milne, UK & Ireland sales manager of Lonza Wood Protection commented, ‘Congratulations to Julian and Hales Sawmills on the accreditation. Achieving the NVQ qualification is not a simple task and it demonstrates the company’s drive for quality. Lonza is the only wood preservative supplier to offer its customers direct NVQ level training.’