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One of Horatio Nelson's favourite charities supplied, trained and equipped 17% of his manpower at the Battle of Trafalgar? That charity, of which the great naval hero was also a trustee, introduced the first uniform for ratings; it was the first to offer education to seafarers; and the first to provide a training ship offering practical sea training. That charity was The Marine Society [link: http://www.marine-society.org/], founded in London in 1756.
One stop renewables training
18 August 2014, by Seavision
A UK-based survival and health and safety training firm claims to have recently become the country’s only industrial training facility to deliver the full set of Global Wind Organisation and RenewableUK training modules from one site.
Falck Safety Services, which has 32 training centres across the world, has received full accreditation to offer comprehensive renewables safety training from its Teesside base, including the three new combined RUK/GWO programmes, introduced in June.
Falck, which was first launched in Teesside in 1994, and five years later in Aberdeen, can now deliver the full range of safety training for the growing wind turbine sector. The training includes all 10 GWO and RUK training safety modules covering, manual handling, first aid, fire awareness, sea survival, working at heights and rescue.
The safety training specialist, which delivers more than 200 health and safety and survival courses, has a 23.7 metre wind turbine tower and external boat transfer simulator at its Teesside facility on the River Tees, enabling the company to provide realistic training to prepare and increase the skills of offshore wind personnel.
Colin Leyden, managing director for Falck said: “We are seeing increasing demand for renewables training as the sector continues to grow and become an increasingly attractive employment opportunity across the UK, so it is great to receive the full accreditations and offer dual certification to delegates. Delegates can complete the accreditation in just seven days, or if preferred, the modules can be undertaken one at a time. Falck can also host the training courses at clients’ bases across the UK if required.”
Falck has recently invested more than £3.5m in its UK training facilities, including a new man riding crane equipment, crisis management, and fire and wind energy safety training capabilities.
The firm trained over 340,000 people last year.
By Jake Frith
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