Keeping West Africa’s Mining Industry Safe
With increased mining activity in West Africa, it is essential to have the necessary training facilities to ensure that safety practices meet international standards.
Ghanaian-owned service provider Rigworld International Services has led the way in establishing a safety training school to address this need. The Rigworld Training Centre, which will be officially inaugurated on the 15th of November in Takoradi, Ghana will be a catalyst to enabling better safety in the mining industry in West Africa.
The centre, valued at US$8.5 million is fully equipped with advanced simulators, helipad, water survival training pool, medical centre, prime on-site accommodation, restaurant and fitness centre.
The Rigworld Training Centre will be an asset to the West African region by providing world class accredited training facilities without the need to send staff abroad, largely to training centers in Scotland or Dubai as was the case previously. The centre is in turn expected to lead to increased safety and productivity in the mining and energy sectors.
Top international training experts with operational excellence have been selected by Rigworld Training Centre to lead the training programmes that will be offered. These programmes include:
(BOSIET, T-BOSIET, BOSIET with CA EBS, FOET, FOET with EBS, HUET, T-HUET, HUET with CA EBS)
Rope access training
Well control/intervention training
Drilling well control programme
Lifting competence training
Banksman and slinging
Rigging and lifting
Crane operator training
IOSH managing safely
IOSH working safely
*NEBOSH oil and gas technical certificate
Work at height
Rescue at height
Confined space entry and rescue
BFPA hose assembly training
The Rigworld Training Centre expects to host more than 500 distinguished government officials and industry experts at the launch. The day will include a live demonstration, tour of the facilities and networking opportunities.
Source: Mining review