Safety Technology Teams Up with HCF

Safety Technology Ltd has announced a joint venture with HCF CATCH (Centre for the Assessment of Technical Competence) this week.

Safety Technology Teams Up with HCFThe RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited training provider, Safety Technology, will be working closely with Grimsby based HCF CATCH, to offer industry required safety training to Wind Energy companies in the Humber region.

Through the use of HCF CATCH’s £12 million facilities, Safety Technology will be able to deliver an extensive range of training including; Global Wind Organisation (GWO) and RenewableUK accredited safety courses for work on onshore wind farms.

Over the last 11 years, HCF has grown into one of the Humber region’s premier membership and network based organisations.  HCF is a not-for-profit, industry led partnership which supports the Process, Energy, Engineering and Renewables Industries in the Humber region, and runs the CATCH facility located in Stallingborough.

CATCH is an authentic competence assessment facility, offering industry authentic training and assessment solutions for the power & energy, process, renewable and utility sectors.   With the main aim of developing and improving the competency of surrounding workforces, as well as providing a first rate solution to skill shortages.

Managing Director of Safety Technology Bob Dickens, said on the new partnership “The recent announcements by Siemens and Able Marine clearly demonstrate that the Humberside and North Lincs region will be vitally important in the future for Offshore Wind Energy.

It is therefore especially exciting that we can announce this Joint Venture with HCF CATCH which will enable us to become a key part of the supply chain for wind technician training and development in this rapidly growing sector”.

Dr Tony Flinn, CEO at CATCH commented “We are delighted that Safety Technology is our partner in this venture as they have an outstanding reputation in the field. We expect to become the number one facility for Wind Energy training in the UK.”

This news comes shortly after announcements of new training operations for the South Wales headquartered safety firm, Safety Technology, in North Wales and Germany.

This new partnership means that Safety Technology can now offer their accredited Wind Energy training programmes from some of the UK’s most active Wind Energy hot spots, with locations in the North, South, East and West of the United Kingdom, as well Ireland, Germany and the USA.

Safety Technology aim to be training candidates from this new location from the beginning of June.

Press Release, May 22, 2014; Image: safetytechnology

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