Falck Nutec Teesside Launches New Industrial Training Extension

Falck Nutec’s training centre in Teesside, United Kingdom, has launched a brand new £550,000 industrial training facility extension to its centre in the heart of the region.

The training centre has revealed an industry-leading centre for excellence, which features a 23.7m tall wind turbine tower and an external boat transfer simulator for a range of realistic offshore wind training courses, alongside a 72m square rigging and workshop area to deliver OPITO-accredited courses. The additions to the existing centre will mean that it will be one of the most comprehensive offshore wind health and safety training bases in the whole country, for both pool-based survival training and outdoor practical training.

Managing director for Falck Nutec UK, Graham Gall, said of the developments: "There is no doubt in my mind that Teesside is one of the most highly skilled bases for manufacturing, petrochemicals and engineering in the whole of the United Kingdom and we are delighted to be able to offer additional training services here."

This news comes as Falck Nutec was provisionally named as one of The Journal’s 50 fastest growing companies in the area.

Mr Gall sees this as being highly beneficial to the business. "We are thrilled to have been recognised for our recent progress. It is our aim as a business to value our own people, external relationships, and to engage with the business communities in which we operate, we will continue to build these links and our strategic growth will continue.

"Falck group celebrates its 105th birthday on 3 October 2011, so this is a fitting benchmark of how far the firm has come in this time."

Teesside centre manager, Bill Whyman, added: "Our new facility at Teesside will allow us to deliver a wider range of specialised industrial courses. It houses a purpose-built workshop area, complete with split level rigging frames and rigging loft.

"In addition the main hall provides ample space for practical industrial training courses in basic forklift, mobile elevated work platforms, scaffolding, confined space and working at heights.

"To be able to deliver a whole suite of industry accredited courses and bespoke courses either at our centre or at customer premises is highly beneficial to a number of our existing and prospective new clients."

For more details please contact Greig Duncan, PR and marketing executive, Falck Nutec, on +44 1224 725808 / [email protected]