Safety Technology Paves Way for Renewables Safety in North East
Safety Technology Ltd’s recently opened state-of-the-art training facility in the North East of England is now offering some of the world’s most advanced Wind Energy safety training programmes to the onshore and offshore sectors.
Located on the south bank of the river Tyne, Safety Technology’s Centre of Excellence for Renewable Safety is partnered with South Tyneside College’s high-tech Marine Safety Training Centre. From these purpose built facilities the two parties are now offering the complete package of onshore and offshore safety training for the Wind Industry, including the full suite of RenewableUK and GWO courses.
The world-renowned centre of excellence for marine education and training, and now Renewables safety, in South Shields, is home to pioneering technology, including the most advanced navigational bridge simulators available in the market today.
All of which can be configured to meet every aspect of bridge simulator training and research requirements, offering virtually limitless training possibilities.
The Centre of Excellence is also home to a helicopter escape module, environmental pool, and RenewableUK specified training tower. These extensive and unique facilities in both onshore and offshore safety training, which include Europe’s first offshore platform transfer simulator, enables Safety Technology and STC to recreate highly realistic working conditions for trainees.
Head of Northern Operations for Safety Technology Ltd, David Martin, said of the South Shields based facility: “The Centre of Excellence responds to the needs of the renewable energy industry and provides quality assured training to support the development of the industry in the North East and beyond”.
The strong partnership between Wind Energy safety specialists Safety Technology and Marine experts South Tyneside College continues to grow, with new courses and training programmes in the pipe line.
Press release, February 20, 2014; Image: Safety Technology