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Keeping West Africa’s Mining Industry Safe

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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:

Survival training

(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

NDT training

HSE training

IOSH managing safely

IOSH working safely

*NEBOSH IGC

*NEBOSH oil and gas technical certificate

Manual handling

Work at height

Rescue at height

Confined space entry and rescue

Safety consultancy

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

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