Integrated event support company Showforce has won a contract with Aggreko, the official temporary energy services supplier to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Showforce will provide additional event crew requirements across 23 venues and the Olympic Park.
The contract is for the duration of the Olympic build up and breakdown period and is expected to last until September 2012.
Aggreko’s labour requirements include everything from specialist event crewing to plant operatives; forklift drivers, cherry picker and scissor lift handlers.
Aggreko says it awarded the contract to Showforce partly because of its willingness to invest in the relevant staff training and for its accreditation process being “one of the best available in the market”.
All of the crew supplied to Aggreko by Showforce will hold an up to date CSCS card or PSA Safety passport and then, depending on the work they are expected to carry out within the venues, the relevant training and licenses, including for work at height/ harness awareness training and IPAF Scissor Lift.
Dave Clayton, Showforce’s CEO said: “Supporting the global leader in temporary power and temperature control solutions in its preparations for the world’s greatest sporting event is a huge achievement for the entire team. It is a testament to the quality service that Showforce is renowned for and underlines our commitment to invest in training and systems to ensure that we continue to set the benchmark in the provision of specialist event crew.”
Showforce’s crew support for Aggreko already includes more than 8,000 labour days that equates to 96,000 labour hours across 23 Olympic venues .
Pictured: Dave Clayton, Chief Executive, Showforce and Robert Wells, Olympic Business Director London 2012, Aggreko.
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