Ymgynghoriaeth Gwynedd Consultancy (YGC) provides professional engineering, building and design services to a variety of clients, ranging from Gwyedd Council’s Planning and Transportation Service, through to other council services, the Welsh Government and other public and private organisations.

Based in Caernarfon, YGC delivers a wide range of services including design and supervision of engineering contracts; structural inspection and assessments; project management; environmental assessments; technical surveys.

A business objective for YGC is to be prepared and ready to access the current and future opportunities of the nuclear programme. To this end, YGC became members of the National Skills Academy Nuclear and recently their employees completed the Triple Bar Existing Sites training and assessment through Coleg Menai.

The Triple Bar consists of three short courses,
Basic Common Induction Standard (BCIS)
Basic Nuclear Industry Context (BNIC)
Basic Nuclear Industry Behaviours (BNIB)

It has been designed with industry involvement to Nuclear Industry Standards and can be recorded on the Nuclear Skills Passport, which YGC are also implementing.

The training is focused at a fundamental level to introduce the requirements for compliance, nuclear awareness and industry behaviours for working in the nuclear industry.

The Triple Bar was delivered by a tutor with extensive nuclear knowledge, who was able to provide a real insight into the sector.
The course is challenging, but not so technical that it is difficult to understand and following the first session and assessment, the delegates were able to appreciate the extent of the learning and the different health and safety behaviours required on a nuclear site.


Lisa Marshall, Business Development Manager for YGC says

“Taking the Triple Bar has made us all aware just how intrinsic the thought process has to be whilst working on-site.

The training made us very aware that safety comes above time targets and that there is a process or procedure for everything.

I think some aspects of what we’ve been taught can be transferred into our usual everyday work, but we have to balance the nuclear thought processes and behaviours with our own objectives and targets to achieve under substantial pressure”.

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