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Training is a key part of Matthews & Leigh’s business. It is dedicated to making sure every member of its work force has all the relevant training certificates and are all highly qualified in the work they are doing.

In 2015 Matthews and Leigh  invested heavily into a new training company. Specialising in the needs and demands for construction training in this industry  both companies work  closely together  to ensure  all their workers are constantly trained to the standards required to work on their construction sites. The training company holds a full worker’s training matrix for each individual worker, detailing all their qualifications, new worker inductions, tool box talks, all their CPCS licences including CSCS licences and Health and Safety tests.

With more than 120 workers, training is reviewed on an almost daily basis – not only to help develop the skills of staff, but to meet clients’ needs and most importantly to ensure they meet all the necessary legal requirements and that these are kept up to date.

For more information about training and compliance please visit the Matthews & Leigh Training website


Starter Induction Course

All new workers receive a full company and site induction course prior to commencement of work, which is delivered in-house.

Health & Safety

Check Safety Services is Matthews & Leigh’s health & safety advisors. A full company health & safety training day is delivered every three years (or when applicable).

CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme)

All Matthews & Leigh workforce hold the relevant CSCS card – from basic level, to construction site operative, through to skills card NVQ 2, on to supervisor and management cards NVQ 3 or above.


CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by the industry for those involved in plant operations, by recognising skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications. Every member of staff holds the relevant competence licence and receives CPCS training for all categories of plant licences. This is carried out through an independent training centre.

The main CPCS licences which are applicable to Matthews & Leigh’s workforce include:

  • Forward Tipping dumper  (wheeled/tracked)
  • Above and Below 10T Excavators
  • Mini Diggers
  • Ride on Rollers
  • Telescopic handlers

Other training licences include:

  • National Plant Operators – NPORS –  for trained plant operators for forward tipping dumpers, Ride on Rollers and above and below 10t Excavator operators
  • The supervisor streetworks card and the operatives streetwork card
  • Streetwork excavation and reinstatement
  • Excavation in the road/highway
  • Excavation, backfilling and reinstatement
  • Reinstatement – hot and cold lay bituminous materials
  • Reinstatement of modular surfaces and concrete floors

The workforce are also required, when working at depth, to gain a Confined Spaces qualification, including the City & Guilds level two – working in medium risk confined spaces – which runs alongside the Confined Space course.

A number of ground workers undertake the WIAPS qualification (Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme) for water regulations, which is needed within the industry.

All foremen and management are working towards achieving the CITB recognised site supervisors and management course.

All its HGV drivers have achieved the recognised CPC five day theory training.

Site Tool Box Talks

Matthews & Leigh’s management team also deliver on site training in house as and when is necessary.

Topics include:

  • Site Inductions
  • Housekeeping
  • PPE
  • Buried Services
  • Brick Grabs & Lifting Appliances
  • Quick Hitches
  • Bucket Changing
  • Vehicle Inspections
  • Weather Conditions
  • Vibration
  • Manual Handling
  • Tippers & Lorry Drivers
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