PPIR training for Transport for NSW’s Asset Standards Authority
This was my first exposure to PPIR training held by The Warren Centre. The half-day workshop training was held at the Masonic Centre on Friday 20 July, 2015 for the Asset Standards Authority of Transport for New South Wales. ASA are interested in implementing PPIR into their organisation and for the Authorised Engineering Organisations.
The training was professionally facilitated by the experienced PPIR trainer John Nurse. John clearly and succinctly explained PPIR and the Engagement and Performance protocols. The content and the notes were clear, concise and easy to follow. They provided a summary and thorough overview of PPIR and the benefits for junior and senior engineers.
We formed small groups and work shopped two excellent case studies – The Stormwater Pipe and Sugar Mill – and presented our findings. Using our notes we applied the PPIR principles to the case studies, and to think through and develop a plan to solve the problems. The theory and notes are designed to be easily applied into everyday engineering practice.
John had the group’s attention and they were engaged throughout the day. From my conversations with ASA staff during the coffee breaks, the training was relevant and well received by the ASA group and they could see benefits in its application.