Business solutions specialist ARMSA Consulting is delighted to announce that the dedicated Siemens wind power training facility in Newcastle, part of Siemens Energy Service, is investing in ‘Managing Safely for Wind Power’, ARMSA’s acclaimed IOSH accredited course.

The touchstone product in terms of critical information and delivery, ‘Managing Safely for Wind Power’ is the only IOSH accredited course which has been created with over £80k investment and devised in collaboration with the UK’s leading wind power generation companies. Regarding health and safety as an intrinsic part of both a person’s and an organisation’s overall operational efficiency, this unique five-day course gets to the heart of the planning and design, construction, operations and maintenance issues which are specific to this sector, ensuring participants receive relevant, engaging and essential information which proactively energises and empowers them, providing decisive nuts and bolts tools and techniques which can significantly improve workplace efficiency.

Siemens has asked ARMSA Consulting to run 18 of these courses from its Newcastle training facility over an 18-month period so that up to 250 of its senior managers and supervisors can experience the course benefits.

Keith Hunter, head of training at Siemens, says: "Siemens is involved in many exciting new onshore and offshore projects and it’s imperative that we deliver exciting customised customer solutions and innovative services to all of our customers. We are impressed with the wealth of market-specific information and the unambiguous delivery of the ARMSA Consulting course and it’s clear that the company’s forward-thinking ethos fits ours. ARMSA Consulting is building a reputation for challenging the perceptions of risk through vital active learning and we agree with its argument that, by improving health and safety, not only are workers and corporate reputations protected, but there is also a strategic focus on supporting company effectiveness, returns on investment and operational efficiency. This course will provide a valuable additional training resource and we really look forward to the roll-out."

Siemens’ wind power service teams at its £8m UK training centre, one of four across Siemens globally, provide critical support for hundreds of new and existing projects in the UK, in particular the Crown Estate Round 3 offshore wind power development programme and Scottish Waters. These programmes are targeted to deliver 37GW of energy from renewables for the UK over the next two decades, which equates to a seven-fold expansion from a 2010 capacity of 5GW. The dedicated training facility includes a fully loaded 2.3MW nacelle and an offshore 3.6MW turbine and this level of investment illustrates Siemens’ commitment to equip its wind power service technicians with the vital skills required to meet the exacting service needs of the industry today and tomorrow.

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