PITA Organisational Training

PITA itself does not offer training, although following the demise of paper industry specific training at universities and colleges across the UK, PITA now facilitates training courses via a number of external individuals and bodies:

Introductory level

Introductory Courses

(For up to date information on courses and prices see The PITA Calendar)

Intermediate level

Operator Development Programme

Proskills Training Workshop

Proskills Training Workshop

In addition, PITA, under the auspices of EUCEPA (the European Liaison Committee for Pulp & Paper Technical Associations), has more recently been working with various national training organisations across Europe in an attempt to harmonise the quality of Pan-European training and qualifications in papermaking and converting.

Health & Safety & Wellbeing

PITA is fully supportive of the major investment in time and energy by several notable members in the Paper Industry and allied sectors (Materials Recovery and Handling, Forestry and Wood Panels, etc) and the Health and Safety Executive, which has dramatically reduced accident rates. In addition, the move away from focussing solely upon 'Safety' into the more holistic Mental Health and Wellbeing is to be welcomed. In support of this, we include below a number of articles on these and related issues, which we are sure will be of general interest to all in the Paper Sector of inductries. (Links to the story provider's website are contained within each article.)

Good Mood Foods (thehealthyemployee.co.uk)
Staying Safe when Working Outdoors in Searing Heat (leavevan.co.uk)
Recognising the Signs of a Stroke (www.nhs.uk)
Foods for September (thehealthyemployee.co.uk)
Mindfulness (www.mindful.org)
Preventing Hearing Loss (www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk)
The Recovery Position (www.nhs.uk)
Office Treats (thehealthyemployee.co.uk)
Signs of Diabetes (www.medicinenet.com)
Walking as Exercise (www.verywellfit.com)
Relaxation Techniques (https://www.health.harvard.edu)
Mowvember (thehealthyemployee.co.uk)
Reading for Relaxation (Bupa)
Therapeutic Benefit of Pets (ADAA / Habri)