Falck buys safety training company in USA

Even more offshore employees in the southern part of the USA will be trained by Falck and learn how to travel safely by helicopter, put out fires and perform lifesaving first aid.
Falck has acquired the company Occupational Safety Training which has two training centers in Louisiana and Texas. Falck already runs four training centers in the two states and next year expects to train more than 35.000 employees in the oil and gas industry in taking care of themselves and their colleagues when working in the US Gulf of Mexico.
​Occupational Safety Training has 85 employees and also provides personnel like paramedics and safety technicians to the oil and gas industry and their offshore installations. Just like Falck’s training centers, Occupational Safety Training has the important OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation) approval.
“We are taking over a company of high, international standards. It is a logical step to integrate its safety services with our own and thus create an even greater variety of services for the offshore business,” says Peter Svarrer, CEO of Falck’s safety training business.
Falck now provides offshore safety services at 28 training centers in 15 different countries on five continents. At the centers the clients learn how to avoid accidents at their workplace and how to act correctly - even in extreme conditions - if accidents do occur. Last year Falck trained 204,000 people on these centers. This year the company expects to surpass that number.


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