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Offshore training on terra-firma

19 October 2011

Falck Nutec Teesside has revealed a brand new £550,000 extension to its existing industrial training unit.

Falck Nutec Teesside has revealed a brand new £550,000 extension to its existing industrial training unit
Falck Nutec Teesside has revealed a brand new £550,000 extension to its existing industrial training unit

The training unit boasts a centre of excellence which features a 23.7m tall wind turbine tower and an external boat transfer simulator for a range of realistic offshore training courses, alongside a 72 metre square rigging and workshop area to deliver OPITO-accredited courses.

Managing Director for Falck Nutec UK, Graham Gall, said of the developments: “There is no doubt in my mind that Teesside is one of the most highly-skilled bases for manufacturing, petrochemicals and engineering in the United Kingdom and we are delighted to be able to offer additional training services here.”

Teesside centre manager, Bill Whyman, added: “Our new facility at Teesside will allow us to deliver a wider range of specialised industrial courses, it houses a purpose-built workshop area, complete with split level rigging frames and rigging loft. In addition the main hall provides ample space for practical industrial training courses in basic forklift, mobile elevated work platforms, scaffolding, confined space and working at heights. To be able to deliver a whole suite of industry accredited courses and bespoke courses either at our centre or at customer premises is highly beneficial to a number of our existing and prospective new clients.”

Falck Nutec has OPITO approved sites in Teesside and Europe’s Oil & Gas capital, Aberdeen. The firm specialises in offshore survival training, company specific practical fire safety training, emergency response, and sea survival. Falck group has 30 safety training centres across five continents.


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