The CITB Labour Forecasting Tool (LFT) is an online application that can forecast labour needs for a range of construction projects, including:
The LFT builds upon our ability to forecast skills and employment needs, which are predicted on a monthly basis by looking at a project’s value and start/completion dates.
The LFT will give you evidence to plan and negotiate realistic community benefits arising from skills and training requirements on construction projects.
It will provide you with real data created through a sound methodology, backed up by actual project information to ensure your skills and training requirements are realistic.
LFT subscribers receive comprehensive support to help them get the most out of the service, including:
The LFT has been carefully developed over the last two years to make it accessible and easy to use, while also providing forecasts that are reliable and robust.
Its key features include:
The LFT can benefit local authorities and developers who are negotiating Section 106 agreements and other community benefits.
It could also help:
“I recently used the Labour Forecasting Tool to provide data relating to a potential major construction project. The service was efficient and professional and I would recommend the LFT to contractors and clients as a quick but detailed solution regarding assessing employment and skills requirements during the construction phase of a project.”
Richard Chiverton, Director, Innovatus Ltd
The LFT has been developed by CITB and is available through the Industry Analysis & Forecasting Team, in partnership with Whole Life Consultants. For more information about how the LFT could help you, please contact either:
Ian Hill, CITB
Doug Forbes, Whole Life Consultants Limited