Apprentices Get Hands-On Truss Manufacturing Experience
A group of Carpentry and Joinery apprentices from St Helens College recently visited our flagship site in Chorley to gain a deeper understanding of truss design and manufacturing.
As part of their Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Standards qualification, the group toured our factory to better understand the construction process. This knowledge would underpin their understanding of how trusses are installed and how they can be safely and effectively incorporated into construction projects.
During their visit, the students received a comprehensive Health and Safety briefing and an overview of Pasquill’s operations around the UK. They were introduced to the range of products the company manufactures and saw first-hand the design process for a roof truss based on client instructions. They also saw how getting the design wrong could adversely affect the roof’s performance. The students were taken on an extensive tour of the facilities, following the whole process from timber stocks to the finished roof trusses and observing the full manufacturing process including seeing the various types of equipment required to make the different types of products in operation.
The feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive. Everyone expressed they enjoyed the day and found the visit to be a valuable experience.
Neil Whitfield, the Carpentry and Joinery Tutor, expressed his gratitude towards the Pasquill team for their hospitality and for taking the time to show the students the whole process. “I believe that this visit will be beneficial for the students in their journey towards achieving their qualifications, as well as help them to progress their careers within the construction industry.”
Craig Gibbs, Systems Data Manager, said: “Overall, the visit to the Pasquill site provided the students with invaluable insight into the design and manufacturing of trusses, enhancing their knowledge and understanding of how to incorporate them safely and effectively into construction projects. This experience will undoubtedly benefit the students as they progress in their careers in the construction industry.
“It was a pleasure to help spark enthusiasm in the next generation of industry professionals – we all had a great time and were thankful to all the apprentices who visited our site.”