Emergency response and risk management consultancy Altor Risk Group has received joint OPITO approval on their first oil and gas industry safety course since entering into a partnership with training provider Falck Nutec.
Accreditation of the Major Emergency Management Initial Response course by the industry skills body marks a significant step forward in Aberdeen-headquartered Altor’s ambitions to become an international leader in risk, security, emergency response and crisis management within the oil and gas and other safety-critical industries.
The joint award makes Altor and Falck Nutec two of only a handful of companies worldwide to be approved to deliver the Major Emergency Response Initial Response course.
The four-day course is designed to provide the first stages of knowledge and experience in major emergency management. Replicating the same sights, sounds and stresses experienced during an emergency, it helps ensure delegates are better prepared to command an emergency situation.
Training is delivered by Altor’s specialist team at Falck Nutec’s Aberdeen training facility.
Altor CEO Jim Walker, said: “Gaining OPITO approval is a significant achievement which not only demonstrates our ongoing commitment to helping the global energy industry create a safe and skilled workforce, it adds depth to our service provision and provides the platform to ensure we continue to attract new business and increase our market share going forward.”
Established in July 2010, Altor is one of only a very few global oil & gas organisations which offers a complete risk management service from the identification, and management of risk through to the implementation of plans and procedures to manage emergency response and business recovery.
Employing over 30 staff and 38 associates from offices based in Aberdeen, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Perth in Australia, Altor sets standards through innovation and aims to be the company of choice for helping organisations understand and manage their risks, allowing them to work safely and efficiently anywhere in the world.
Since formalising their partnership with Falk Nutec in February 2011, the company has reported a three-fold increase in numbers of delegates undertaking offshore crisis management training.
Source: The Big Partnership