Our OnSite Pipeline apprentices accomplished their UltraCrete Accredited Reinstatement Specification (UCARS) accreditation this week with training from the market leading company Instarmac.

The systematic training guided the apprentices through installing the UltraCrete high specification ironwork reinstatement materials. Held at Instarmac’s bespoke training facilities in Tamworth, UCARS was an ideal opportunity for our trainee highway operatives to enhance their skill set by learning how to install ironwork reinstatement materials to comply with British standards and specifications.

Consisting of both classroom-based theory and practical demonstrations, the UCARS training guided our apprentices through every stage of an ironwork reinstatement including carriageway classifications, chamber preparation, bedding systems, backfill and surface courses, and culminated in the trainees having the opportunity to mix and apply UltraCrete materials themselves. (Check out the video!)

Here you can see the team applying their knowledge using Cold lay. The cold lay surfacing materials are used on the road network and are PTS PAS and BBA HAPAS approved products.

Learning to apply such high-performance permanent repairs compliments our apprentices ongoing NVQ in Water Operative apprenticeship with OnSite Pipelines.

Our Apprentices had a fantastic day with Demetrius Webb saying:

“It was great the training was straight forward; the presentation was structured well and the demonstration on reinstating the road with their Instarmac product was also good. I did a video review for Instarmac on how the training went and gifts as well as a free t-shirt was issued to us at the end of the training.”

Michael Clark a General Support Manager for OnSite Pipelines added:

“Our apprentices thoroughly enjoyed the training and learnt a lot. The training is beneficial two-fold as the individual’s career progression is clear to see, but also UCARS is industry beneficial as the more operatives who become UCARS accredited, the greater the knowledge within the industry and the importance of using approved materials and best practice methods will result in fewer failures and increased productivity. Well done to all our apprentices who performed excellently.”