Niel Ritchie, technical commercial manager (photo: Falck Safety Services UK)
Falck Safety Services UK (Falck), which currently has 32 training centres across the world, has invested a five-figure sum in new equipment at its facility in Dyce and has added further OPITO accreditations, to offer new technical training packages to its customers across the UK.
As part of Falck’s continuous drive for improvement, the firm has successfully completed OPITO’s initial audit to offer Authorised Gas Tester Training (AGT) level 1, adding to its extensive list of existing OPITO approvals. This new course is aimed at personnel required to test for oxygen, flammable and toxic gases, equipping delegates with the knowledge to conduct gas testing, including within confined spaces. Additionally delegates are educated on relevant legislative requirements, gas measuring and monitoring equipment, and how to document gas test results.
Augmenting its technical offering, Falck is now able to provide versatile technical packages including AGT level 1, Breathing Apparatus (BA) Awareness and Face Fit Testing, or Confined Spaces level 1, 2 & 3 and Face Fit Testing to a variety of onshore and offshore industries.
The facility has also been fitted out with a new Working at Height frame, enabling Falck to provide a variety of Working at Height courses, including: Working at Height Awareness (Unit 1), Working at Height & Harness Equipment User (Unit 2), Use of Rescue Equipment (Unit 3) and Management of Working at Height (Unit 4).
Niel Ritchie, technical commercial manager at Falck Safety Services UK, says, “We offer a diverse range of safety training courses across many industries, including oil and gas, maritime, shipping and renewable energy sectors, however with our continuous drive for improvement, we are currently enhancing and expanding our technical safety training capabilities.”
“We are known worldwide for our first class safety training, but it is important that we also provide our delegates with a comprehensive training offering so that we can meet all of their training needs. A broad range of technical courses are now being delivered by our expert instructors at our onsite training centre, which allows us to tailor packages to the customer’s requirements so their time spent training is efficient, yet maintains the high standards we are recognised for and deliver throughout all of our centres,” concludes Ritchie.