FISHER Offshore, in partnership with Ingersoll Rand, has announced it is now providing an unique introductory pneumatic winch course at its Aberdeenshire facility.
The programme aims to give offshore personnel valuable experience for working in the field, giving attendees an insight into the application, installation, testing, basic maintenance and trouble shooting of the Ingersoll Rand range of winches.
Fisher Offshore, a platinum level master distributor for Ingersoll Rand material handling equipment has developed the one-day course due to an increase in demand from Aberdeen-based drilling contractors who have expressed a need for their personnel to gain onshore experience handling the type of lifting equipment they will be expected to operate and maintain offshore.
The training takes place in Fisher Offshore’s newly refurbished pneumatic workshop, with attendees gaining an OEM endorsed certificate on successful completion of examination.
Graeme Brand, air products manager at Fisher Offshore, said: “The training course is a new development for Fisher Offshore and Ingersoll Rand designed to ensure safety, efficient use of equipment and to prevent down-time offshore.
“Attendees receive a mix of hands on experience and a classroom style learning session.
“We’ve already seen a number of drilling contractors put personnel forward for the training.
“We wanted to provide a course which delivered real benefit to our clients and having Ingersoll Rand instructor’s involvement and the attendee gaining a certificate from the manufacturer is key.
“Fisher Offshore is about far more than simply providing equipment. We now have the facilities and the expertise to provide a fully integrated package to clients and the introduction of this unique training course is another step forward in enhancing this offering.”
Kevin Lever, of Ingersoll Rand, said: “This is a great initiative that brings us all closer to the users of our products.
“Safety is our number one priority, and this kind of training will ensure ultimate safety and a much better understanding of our product line to our much valued customers.”
Fisher Offshore is a lifting, deck machinery, subsea tooling and subsea excavation specialist for the offshore, subsea and marine industries.
Part of James Fisher and Sons plc, Fisher Offshore offers fully-integrated engineered solutions alongside a comprehensive range of equipment for rental and sale, including but not limited to: winches and hoists, marine cranes and deck machinery, subsea hydraulic tooling, breathing air compressors, handling systems and deck equipment.
The company also provides subsea excavation services and precision engineering and fabrication services and is an authorised distributor and service centre for Ingersoll Rand equipment.
For further information, visit www.fisheroffshore.com
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