RelyOn Nutec and Sparrows Group have launched the first of their global centers of excellence for crane and lifting operations in Qatar worldwide

It is expected that the introduction of the Qatar CoE will create up to five new, highly skilled lifting and crane operations. (Image source: RelyOn Nutec)

This first competence center will be located in RelyOn NutecThe training facility in Qatar was full OPITO Rigging and Bankman accreditations have been introduced to help get started.

It is expected that the introduction of the Qatar CoE will create up to five new, highly qualified roles for lifting and crane operations and complement the nine specialized trainers who already provide safety-critical training for the Market in Qatar. Once the training center is fully operational it will be unrivaled in Qatarto improve access to the highest international standards available in the region.

The joint venture follows the announcement of a global strategic partnership through which RelyOn Nutec will offer Sparrows” Comprehensive range of crane and lifting training courses through its network of worldwide training centers.

Gary Ross, regional operations manager middle East to the RelyOn Nutec, said: “Qatar is a major global lifting operations location with significant growth in multiple industries and a strong national commitment to safer work practices. Since the announcement of our intention in the market, we have been contacted by many of our customers who want to use the CoE. We have no doubt that this new offer will be very popular. Not only will our customers have access to the most advanced training on the market, but the combined delivery will ensure that lifting operations are performed to the highest standards and help increase proficiency in these safety-critical roles. “

Angela Birnie, Global Head – Training, competence and technical resources Sparrows, added, “Crane simulators complement training on a real crane as we can create a range of challenging and realistic scenarios in a safe environment to give participants the maximum benefit from their training. The simulator training helps crane and hoist operators to be better prepared for day-to-day operations and more complex situations as they arise and is a fantastic way to validate ongoing competence. “