We need a parking space for the van and any dry, quiet and relatively clean area on the site. We have presented in canteens, offices, training rooms, and the middle of the site.
All we require is a 240 volt power source.
We run three separate sessions (see below for timing details) introducing environmental issues relevant to the construction industry. Subjects that are covered include:
Our central message is that good environmental management saves money, keeps you on the right side of the law, and can win you business.
Our key aim is to help reduce the amount of waste produced by the Construction Industry by promoting more efficient use of resources through greater knowledge and understanding.
We take up to twelve people per session and would not want to present to less than five. We can run more sessions on larger sites.
We present to site workers and management and particularly enjoy sessions with both present. Attendees can be employed or self employed and main contractor or subcontractor.
The group can be made up of any trades, or just one trade. There are environmental issues that are specific to certain trades, and we make sure this is recognised in our presentation.
None at all, attendees should just come as they are. As they will be consuming food they should have had an opportunity to wash before arrival at a session.
To complete our program employees or subcontractors must attend three sessions, and these can be spread over one, two or three days. We can fit in with the particular requirements of your site and work program. If there are sufficient numbers on site we can run the same session more than once.
The presentations are timed to last half and hour. We relate issues to your particular site which can lead to specific queries and discussion which can continue for longer.
The idea of the Cafe Van is to minimise the disruption to your site. We can present at any time of day, but we would suggest presentations be made at 10.00, 1.00, 3.30 or 5.00. We can arrange evening presentations.
We arrive at least an hour before the presentation to familiarise ourselves with the site and site personnel.
We try to keep paperwork to a minimum. The person placing an order for the Cafe Van will need to:
Each attendee will have to:
We have presented to a wide range of nationalities but use English as our main language.
Absolutely not! Our aim is to raise awareness by presenting the environmental agenda in a relaxed and informal way. There are no tests, no grades and no assessment. The three sessions are designed to allow new ideas to be absorbed, questioned and affirmed. We ask that a positive commitment is made to attend the three sessions, and this is the only condition for the awarding of the environmental awareness certificate.
The Environmental Awareness Certificates recognise the commitment of those who have attended the Cafe Van presentations. Each attendee, on completion of three sessions will be awarded a personal Certificate. These will be delivered to site, sent to head office or sent to the individuals as is most appropriate.
We have a range of fee scales. Please contact us to discuss.
Paper handouts issued on building sites do not tend to have a very long life and we do not issue them unless requested.
We can respond to most specific requests on environmental issues. Please raise these in advance.
We would like to help you improve and develop your environmental performance. The Cafe Van is only a first step. We offer follow up in a number of ways:
The Cafe Van is an innovative approach to raising awareness in the construction industry. Your comments and feedback, both positive and negative, are important in helping us deliver what you want, and to improve the quality of our work. Please tell us what you think.
In line with current legislation, smoking is not permitted during presentations.
We have carried out a full risk assessment for a Cafe Van visit which can be supplied and attached to your site file.
Our presenters are familiar with building sites and the hazards they present. We will familiarise ourselves with the site and your health and safety requirements on arrival. We bring hard hats and high visibility jackets, and will wear these and safety footwear on your site unless otherwise instructed.
Kotuku is committed to minimising the environmental impact of all that we do. The Cafe Van is powered by Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) and wherever possible we reuse materials for writing, presentations and catering. We leave no waste as a result of our sessions on your site.
We appreciate that you may release, or we may have access to, confidential information during this project. We shall not pass on any information of such a nature to any other party without your written consent.
While considerable care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all information and advice that is given we cannot accept responsibility or be held liable to any person for any loss or damage arising out of or in connection with this information or advice being inaccurate, incomplete or misleading.
The Cafe Van is a registered trade mark.
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