25 August 2023
As part of CET's commitment to safety in our industry, they will be adopting a long and long policy for all students from 1 January 2024.
It’s been long accepted in industry that long and longs provide the best protection from workplace environmental dangers, including arc flash, cuts and abrasion risks.
CET had already committed to long and longs for all trainers and assessors, and now feel it’s time to reinforce the industry norm in the college environment.
CET’s campuses are fully air conditioned, including the workshops, so the move will have little impact on learners. Learners will see an increase in promotional material, with the policy coming into full force in January 2024. A small amnesty period is expected as learners adjust, but just like CET’s boots, no smoking and open blade knives policy, if a learner attends in anything other than long and longs, they will not be permitted to enter classes or the workshops.
CET encourage the wearing of company provided uniforms at the college, so this may be the perfect time to review your company’s policy regarding uniforms.
Remember, from 2024: No long and long = no training at CET!