Training in the Waste industry is critical to ensure the safety of all workers. WAMITAB are leading the development of a social learning application for the waste and resource management sector, combining the benefits of peer-to-peer learning with the engagement and popularity of social media, gaming and on-demand news. It will support workers in high risk environments to overcome barriers to learning, gain confidence and develop new skills.

Using the design tools they learned in the Discovery Phase, the team were able to identify the ‘pain points’ of their learners’ experiences with traditional learning methods. Many were unconfident in the classroom and ensuring compliance training was completed to industry standards was a challenge. The organisation enthusiastically used the Discovery mentality to look at their core business and reimagine it for the future. In response, a platform is being created with free to use basic functionality, but with potential for individual employer-sponsored additional learning modules and games.

The application will benefit micro, SME and large waste and resource management businesses in the UK, connecting employees across organisations to share best practice whilst they learn.