Operational training provider Maersk Training UK (MTUK) has unveiled the refurbished, safety and survival centre in Newcastle, UK following a £60,000 (US$83,000) investment
The Newcastle site is the first training centre in the UK to be accredited by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and will offer training to those involved in the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, the world’s largest offshore windfarm.
MTUK described the centre as ‘state-of-the-art’, adding it has been updated to reflect the industry’s changing needs. Training facilities have been upgraded to strengthen the centre’s offshore safety offering to the northeast England workforce.
The centre offers all five modules of the GWO basic safety training and the GWO basic safety training refresher. MTUK has a bespoke hub rescue facility, which provides practical training for those required to access the hub and yaw sections of wind turbine generators and how to rescue a casualty from these areas. The advanced rescue, utilising open water GWO sea survival courses, provides a realistic experience for delegates.
A newly installed technical workshop will deliver courses on basic safety, technical training, and bespoke advanced technical training.
The courses and facilities will allow for a straightforward transition between subjects to ensure training at the centre helps to support companies in the current climate and for the future energy mix.
MTUK UK operations manager Callum Dewar said, “We believe the changes made to the centre adopts this thinking and provides our clients with the high-quality training and facilities they expect from us. Importantly, we wanted to embrace the opportunities which the energy transition creates, such as Dogger Bank, while not forgetting our historic relationship within oil and gas.”
MTUK said the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated its move into digital training and as such the company has also invested in e-learning courses and has increased its digital offering. This includes upgrading its training management service for delegate training.
Mr Dewar added, “We have invested in the technology required to allow us to provide our services to companies digitally. The use of smart technology to manage training needs allows us to maintain strong partnerships with our clients and continue to offer them the five-star service we are known for.”
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