Tarmac Group

Tarmac Group

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Tarmac - A CRH Company - Case Study
  • Client Name

    Tarmac Group

  • Project Type

    Safety Coaching

Tarmac are a leading building materials company based in the United Kingdom. The currently employ approx. 6900 employees across 330 sites comprising of quarries, asphalt, readymix concrete and road contracting.

Safety Coaching have worked directly with the group training, competency and human resources team to assist in the enhancement of competency levels within their direct workforce

Safety Coaching have assisted Lafarge Tarmac and more recently the Tarmac Group to enhance the competency of their teams by assisting in the following:-

  • Enhanced existing mobile plant operator scheme, including methodology, scheme rules and engagement with operators to provide a streamlined, more effective delivery
  • Delivery of a bespoke electronic learning system, which was fully interactive for all leaners in relation to Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) at Levels 4 and 6 for the Extractive Industry, This project allowed learners to possess a greater underpinning knowledge in Safety and Environmental management both before and during the completion of their qualification
  • Assistance with UK Human Resources team in delivery of behavioural safety programme as part of their annual corporate induction program ‘Discovering Tarmac’


Rob Shore was contacted by myself when we were looking to raise the bar for our mobile plant operators. Rob helped us create structure and detail to our new mobile plant training initiative. Below is some of the areas that we addressed: Review, amend and map our assessment criteria to the National occupational standards Write our scheme directives Review our electronic health and safety questions / answers Create a frequently asked questions document Prepare our presentation for the HSE This has revolutionised our mobile plant assessment process that has increased the standards of our operators, increased productivity, reduced costs and minimised duplication.

Following on from our success with the mobile plant initiative I contacted Rob about a second project. For this project I gave Rob a brief overview of the concept which was to extract all the knowledge content from our competence qualifications and build electronic learning materials.

This would enable the learners to receive the underpinning knowledge required to meet the criteria of the qualification via distance learning. The work Rob produced was truly exceptional and was exactly what was outlined in the project brief. This has reduced the time taken to deliver the qualification which has in turn increased our productivity. I highly recommend Rob for future projects within his area of expertise. I highly recommend Rob for future projects within his area of expertise.

Matt Gibbs – Operational Competency Manager, Tarmac Group