Falck Safety Services, a North-east safety firm has formed a strategic alliance with EPIT, a hazardous and industrial areas training specialist, following demand for highly specialised training in the North-east.
Falck, which has 36 training centres across the world, can now offer EPIT’s hazardous area explosion protection training to the oil and gas and related industries.
EPIT is an approved certified CompEx centre that offers the nationally recognised courses to electrical and instrumentation technicians. In addition, EPIT’s Competency Plus Programme includes a range of Ex, ATEX, Mechanical, High Voltage/Low Voltage and Electrical Safety courses, all of which are accredited by City and Guilds.
Falck’s delegates will undertake the specialised training at EPIT’s custom-built facility in Blackburn, Aberdeen, equipping them with the technical expertise to handle hazardous area equipment on and offshore.
Colin Leyden, Managing Director of Falck Safety Services UK, said: “We are always looking for ways to enhance our course portfolio as we strive to be at the forefront of safety training in oil and gas and other related industries. The strategic alliance that has been formed with EPIT will enable us to provide our customers with the highest standards of quality, service and reliability in electrical explosion protection training.”
Jim Craig, Managing Director at EPIT Group, added: “All of our EPIT instructors are ex-industry with many years of experience. It is important that candidates feel at ease with them and work with the instructors to expand their knowledge and competency when handling the electrical equipment. EPIT and Falck share similar values in terms of providing a high quality, reliable training service and the alliance will also implement a slicker booking process for candidates looking to undertake the training.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock