Boningale Greensky to consult industry on installer training needs

Boningale GreenSky is encouraging installers of commercial green roofs to shape their training needs and have their say on how it should be delivered.

Boningale Greensky's green roof at Center Parcs in Bedfordshire
Boningale Greensky's green roof at Center Parcs in Bedfordshire

Boningale GreenSky, which is part of Boningale Nurseries, is focusing its efforts on raising industry standards across the sector and plans to introduce a series of high-quality practical training sessions to complement companies' continued professional development programmes.

Maggie Fennell, who heads up Boningale GreenSky, is co-ordinating its outreach training and is encouraging installers involved in green roof projects to answer a mini survey so that it can draw up appropriate virtual and face-to-face training programmes that meet the practical and time demands of installers.

"We have presented many talks to architects as part of their CPD programmes on green roofs but we now want to turn our attention to the professional installers," said Fennell, who provided guidance for University of Sheffield's academic research into green roofs.

"We are very keen to give installers the confidence and knowledge they need to create a high-performance green roof, which means giving them access to the latest best practice advice from experienced experts.

"The survey asks only two questions, so it is very quick to complete. The more people who answer the survey, the clearer idea we will have about how best to implement the training for installers across the UK."

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.



These tidy evergreen trees are not just for Christmas and come in a range of shapes and sizes, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Tree lifting, moving  and planting

Tree lifting, moving and planting

Successful relocations can see even big trees flourish while costing less than buying new stock, says Sally Drury.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Landscape Contracts & Tenders

Industry Data

New: We have pooled the wealth of data from the past six months' worth of Landscape Project Leads to create an exclusive report for subscribers looking at the key development trends, clients and locations for 2016.