Mobile Mini’s welders prove to be bright sparks

Two welders from the Liverpool depot of Mobile Mini, a leading provider of portable accommodation and secure storage solutions, have furthered their skills by recently completing a coded welding course, and will now pass on their skills by mentoring other colleagues from around the UK.

Already experienced in welding for many years, Alan Griffiths (30) from Netherley and Michael Sherbrook (31) from Bootle, undertook the specially designed course at NETA in Stockton-On-Tees to take their welding skills to the next level.  They’ve now been chosen by their employer Mobile Mini as the company’s welding specialists and will train others from the company’s 16 depots across the country.

Michael Sherbrook, who has been with Mobile Mini for 14 months, commented: “I’ve been a welder for many years and it’s great to now have an approved qualification that focuses on containers and gives me more scope for different projects.

“I really enjoyed the course and getting to know the science behind welding.  I feel much more knowledgeable about carrying out tasks and continuing to meet the extremely high health and safety standards set by Mobile Mini.  Both Alan and myself are looking forward to training up other members of the team from across the UK.”

Chris Watcham, Health and Safety Director for Mobile Mini UK said: “By developing our own code and procedures, we can ensure our welders are working to a specified standard.  The development of individuals will help us improve the safety of our units for lifting and transporting.

“This is also a great example of how we are investing in our staff.  Training has such a positive impact on day-to-day business and improves company performance and safety in the longer term.”

The course is part of Mobile Mini’s new training and development strategy to ensure all staff are equipped with the practical skills needed to carry out their daily tasks.

Photo:  Alan Griffiths (left) with Michael Sherbrook