Almeria Provincial Council faces the final stretch of training for the use of Dumper for PFEA workers in all municipalities where the Provincial Institution manages the Plan for the Promotion of Agricultural Employment. This is a pioneering initiative at regional level which will enable more than 120 workers in this Plan to receive the professional qualifications necessary to use this machinery, which is key in municipal works in small towns in the province of Almeria.
To date, 13 of the 20 courses scheduled for the current PFEA have been held and two more will be held next week. The latest villages to have taken part in these courses are Tíjola and Olula del Río. Residents of Alcóntar, Serón, Castro de Filabres and Velefique have also taken part in the courses in these towns.
The deputy of the PFEA, Matilde Díaz, stressed that thanks to these courses workers acquire training that improves their employability and skills and that in the future may facilitate their access to the labour market.
“The PFEA is an important lifeline for the smallest municipalities and meets the cross-cutting objective of the Provincial Council to equalise opportunities and fix the population through employment and the improvement of infrastructure and services. The PFEA is a great ally in combating the demographic challenge,” said the deputy.
In addition, the deputy recalled that with these courses “we are implementing the importance of the PFEA because they also help workers to improve their training and develop skills that can later serve to strengthen them in this sector and to have better access to a job”.
The aim of this initiative is to train PFEA workers and officials in the use of dumpers, as this is considered the most important machinery for this plan due to the type of works with very narrow streets that are difficult to access, with many slopes that involve significant loads of displacement with very high slopes. The dumper, due to its configuration, is very useful for carrying out operations such as moving rubble in the demolition of pavements, as well as the supply of material to the site itself.
The courses have a theoretical and practical part with a maximum participation of 6 students per training course with the aim of optimising the use of the course to the maximum.
The objectives pursued with these courses are the following:
- To acquire the theoretical-practical knowledge for the use and operation of the dumper, applying the prevention measures and protection equipment related to its handling.
- To learn the typology and generic characteristics of dumpers.
- To learn the process of selecting the appropriate type for each task. Acquiring practice in regular and specific dumper operations and learning the correct handling and rules of use of the machinery.
In the coming weeks these courses will reach PFEA workers in Senés, Ulelila, Benizalón, Fines, Suflí, Laroya, Enix, Felix, Santa Fe de Mondújar, Chirivel, María, Vélez-Blanco, Santa Cruz de Marchena, Alsodux, Alboloduy, Berja, Laujar, Fuente Victoria, Líjar, Chercos and Cóbdar.