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Hazardous training workshops

30 November 2009

Forth Valley College has officially launched their state-of-the-art hazardous training workshops at their Earls Gate Business Training Centre. The training facilities are now amongst the largest and most modern in Scotland, with two workshops for practical demonstration and assessment.

Hazardous training workshops
Hazardous training workshops

The workshops include assessment rigs, a simulated control room and electrical switchgear - all designed for hazardous training and assessment.

Support from major equipment suppliers – Hawke and Weidmuller – has also ensured the brand new equipment is to the latest manufacturing standards and currently being installed in industry applications.

The workshops are a fantastic boost to the college’s business training centre and they are set to ensure the college offers one of the most extensive hazardous training services in the country.
Forth Valley College is the only college in Scotland to offer all CompEx courses from 01-08 in addition to the foundation and refresher programmes. In addition, the workshops, coupled with the college’s existing facilities at their Falkirk Campus, will now mean the college has the largest capacity for training across both sites.

The college also offers a wide variety of additional electrical safety training courses, including City & Guilds 17th Edition courses, and the new workshops will be able to facilitate these along with general electrical safety courses tailored around individual company needs.

Gareth Bourhill, principal consultant for Electrical Safety at Forth Valley College said: "There is a high demand for CompEx training in industry at the moment and the new facilities will meet the requirements of all those with an interest in electrical work in potentially explosive atmospheres. They will allow us to offer an extended service for our clients, increase course availability and also allow for more flexibility in relation to tailored training.

"We offer extensive industry knowledge and experience and a prime location in Central Scotland. Furthermore, we also have a CompEx approved centre in Doha, Qatar serving the whole Middle East region. Our training and assessment is a quality product and this is recognised by the CompEx scheme providers. We want to ensure we are the first choice for CompEx training in the UK and beyond."

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