Major investment bags an online bargain

15th Jul

The plant, which has now been assembled at HETA’s Hull HQ, will become operational in the coming months.
The purchase was the result of an internet search by HETA, which found the plant in Sydney. It was checked by a former HETA employee who now lives in Australia.
Matt Gardner, HETA operations manager, said: “It had been used as a pilot rig for distilling chemicals but even though it was effectively brand new and had only been used for testing with water it was found to be surplus to requirements. Even with the cost of transporting it to Hull in four containers, it cost us a lot less than a new one.”
The plant can already be used for some training, and apprentices will work on getting it ready for operation, running water rather than chemicals.
Adult delegates started to return to HETA’s sites in Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe from the beginning of June and apprentices resumed practical training from June 15 after Covid-safe measures were put in place.
Iain Elliott, HETA chief executive, said: “We introduced a rota system for staff and extended that to learners to enable them to return. They go into the workshops for the practical sessions but they are able to learn the theory by working online at home.
“We have been receiving the latest information from the Government and from GTA England, which brings together other group training associations, and we have been sharing that with our clients in industry to help them take the necessary steps in their own businesses.”
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