An energy industry safety training firm has continued its investment in its fire training facilities in the north-east to meet growing demand for its services.
Falck Safety Services – which has 32 training centres across the world, including Aberdeen – has recently upgrade its fire training asset, installing a new three-storey fire rig, working in partnership with the Fire Training Group at Dyce.
This will enable Falck to continue to provide offshore workers with relevant, bespoke and OPITO-approved fire training courses using state-of-the-art facilities. It will also allow delegates to experience real-life situations with live fire training with increased helicopter and rescue simulations.
The new asset has also been designed with a dual purpose in mind and will meet demand for the new training requirements for the maritime industry. From 1 January 2017 seafarers must have documentary evidence of either completing the training course or updating training within the last five years to meet Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) standards.
Colin Leyden, Managing Director, Falck Safety Services UK, said: “As a business, we focus on providing delegates with the most realistic and highest quality of training as possible, and it is vital that we continue to invest and enhance our facilities – despite the challenging times in the industry.
“It is also crucial that we are ahead of the game for new regulations coming into place and it is important that individuals schedule their training well in advance before the deadline approaches.
“We will also be able to increase our company-specific scenario based emergency training, giving offshore teams a higher variety of scenarios for real-life experience while working together.”