Elec­tri­cian be­comes teacher af­ter job threat

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

AN elec­tri­cian re­sponded to fears of re­dun­dancy by set­ting up his own busi­ness to ed­u­cate other peo­ple with vo­ca­tional skills.

Paul Un­der­wood, from Yax­ley, started as an elec­tri­cian with the London Brick Com­pany in 1973.

He set up PKU Safety Ser­vices af­ter his job be­came un­der threat last De­cem­ber and is now giv­ing health and safety ad­vice to ev­ery­one from hair­dressers to ve­hi­cle re­pair spe­cial­ists.

Paul said: “Dur­ing my time with the brick mak­ing firm I be­came pas­sion­ate about health and safety.

“I worked with se­nior and lo- cal man­age­ment and em­ploy­ees to en­sure that we were all aware of our own safety.

“Un­for­tu­nately, fast for­ward to De­cem­ber 2011 and I faced re­dun­dancy.

“This came as a real blow and upon re­view­ing my op­tions I de­cided to ex­plore the idea of set­ting up my own busi­ness.

“I now hold short ses­sions with ap­pren­tices, from hair­dress­ing to ve­hi­cle re­pair work­shops, cov­er­ing Le­gal­i­ties and the jour­ney through in­duc­tion and what to ex­pect.”

For more de­tails or to book on a course you should visit www. pkusafe­ty­ser­vices.co.uk.

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