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Leanne English

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High risk industries boosted with real life training

INDUSTRIAL activities which come with a high level of risk are being boosted with the launch of a company that provides real life incident training.

Conquest Training, a division of Peterlee-based Profound Group, offers simulated experiences to people who work in confined spaces or at high levels.

Delivered by a team of trainers who are all former firemen, Conquest has been launched to ensure companies that work within high risk industries receive the best training possible to reduce the chances of their employees being seriously injured or killed on jobs.

Lead instructor Ian Dowey, who recently led a team of people on a training exercise on the Transporter Bridge on Teesside, said: “Prior to Conquest launching, there were very few training companies in the region offering courses within high risk disciplines, especially ones that used simulated platforms rather than classroom based training.

“Here we have the facilities to enable people to undertake a rat run in a confined space, and also working at a height which is particularly common in the offshore and energy sectors.

“It’s the ideal way for them to learn how to respond if they got into difficulty while at work, as currently there is a high rate of fatalities within high risk industries, especially working underground, because of the time it takes to respond effectively.”

Conquest Training, which is based on the South West Industrial Estate and has worked with companies across the region including Condor Products and East Durham College, also offers training in fire safety where simulated fires are created to demonstrate how to deal with a life threatening situation.

Training can be delivered on or off site.

Steven Ward is Managing Director of Profound Group. He said: “As a group we are always looking to introduce training programmes which will make a real difference to business and industry, and Conquest certainly fits the bill.

“By taking part in one of our real life exercises, employees can get a much better understanding of how to respond in an emergency situation, which could ultimately help save someone’s life.”

Profound Group is based at Bracken Hill Business Park in Peterlee and delivers apprenticeships, work-based learning opportunities, job focused employability programmes and careers education and guidance for schools nationwide.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Leanne English .

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