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Safety Technology moves to South Shields to help meet demand for wind turbine workers
A SAFETY firm has opened a North-East training centre to strengthen the UK's energy industry.
The company says the centre will provide onshore and offshore courses, including working at heights in a mock wind turbine and being submerged in a four-metre deep pool, replicating a potential aircraft crash and turbulent conditions of the North Sea.
The firm, founded in 2002, already has bases in Wales and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and is working with South Tyneside College on the development.
Bob Dickens, Safety Technology's managing director, said the North-East was a perfect location to continue its expansion.
He said: “We are very pleased to have established such world-class facilities in the North-East.
“The location is very important to us given the planned future development in the region and the opportunity to service the huge growth in offshore renewable energy, the Government's Catapult programme, and the potential for supply chain jobs.”
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