Falck Prime Atlantic buoys capacity development in safety, emergency operations
Falck Prime Atlantic has stressed the need for oil, gas and industries to key into international safety standards as it expressed commitment to buoy capacity development in safety and emergency operations in-country.
In view of this, the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who visited the Falck Prime Atlantic training facility in Ipara Remo, Ogun State, said it would contribute towards providing employment and capacity building for Nigerians and boost the local content agenda.
According to him, “Nigerian will no longer need to travel abroad for training since we now have international standard capacity building centre in-country”.
The minister was taken through the process of Emergency breathing systems (EBS) and helicopter underwater escape training (HUET) mostly used in the oil and gas as well as the maritime sectors. Also inspected was the fire fighting (indoor and outdoor) technologies among others.
The Managing Director, Falck Prime Atlantic, Ayo Otuyalo, “All we have here is world-class facilities and it matches any training centre anywhere in the world. The nation can take advantage of what we have on ground and see how we can provide services at the same standards to the fire service, maritime workers and others that require training in the country.
Otuyalo said the company gives priority to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standards, as it insist on very high level of certification, like those that are required of offshore workers in Nigeria.
He said the company is also pursuing an expansion plan and its currently building a scaffolding training platform, which is expected to be the only one in Africa that has a CSRS certification.
Falck Prime offer a wide training portfolio, with purpose build training grounds covering areas such as offshore, maritime, Industry, renewable energy, crisis management, advanced fire fighting and chemical training.