Falck Gets ECITB Accreditation for Hub Rescue Course

Falck Safety Services UK  has been granted accreditation from the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) for its Hub Rescue course.

Designed for emergency rescue and escape training from wind turbines, the Hub Rescue training is a one-day course which will be delivered from Falck’s Teesside centre using its 23.7m wind tower.

Falck was also approved by ECITB for seven additional training courses, including Confined Space Appreciation; Entry Low Risk; Entry Medium Risk; Entry High Risk, Working at Height, Manual Handling and Abrasive Wheels, which are being delivered from Falck’s two training centres in Aberdeen and Teesside.

The approval comes shortly after the training firm invested in a new Working at Height frame at its facility in Dyce, Aberdeen, enabling Falck to provide a variety of Working at Height courses, the company said.

Falck pointed out that, in addition to third party verification, the benefits of ECITB approved training courses are that levy-paying companies can claim back their training expenditure through the ECITB levy fund when booking their ECITB training through Falck.

Colin Leyden, managing director of Falck Safety Services UK, said: “It is important for Falck as a safety training provider to gain third party verification from leading industry training organisations as this helps reassure our customers that we are providing first class training that is highly regulated and delivered to an optimum standard.”

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