Petrofac’s Training Services business is calling for offshore workers who took part in the world’s first offshore fire training course to get in touch and share their stories.
The North Sea training specialist is searching for delegates who completed fire training at its Fire Training Centre in 1978; the year the Centre was established and the first four-day fire training course held.
To mark the 40-year milestone, employees at the Montrose-based facility wish to pay homage to the 1978 delegates at a celebratory event taking place on Thursday, 12 July.
Director of Petrofac Training Services, Gordon Caird, is hoping that the campaign will encourage those who still live locally to come forward and share their stories.
He said: “We can think of no better way to mark our 40-year anniversary than to hear first-hand from those who trained at the centre all those years ago. Our Fire Training team is confident that some of the 1978 delegates will still live nearby, so we’d love for them to attend our staff event to see how much the Fire Training Centre has advanced and to help us celebrate this significant milestone.
“The Centre was the first of its kind in the offshore industry and we’re incredibly proud of its rich history. It was launched by a group of 13 major operators and the Petroleum Industry Training Board, so it was quite literally borne out of the industry for the industry. Since then, it has continued to set a global standard for training having delivered training and assessments to more than 250,000 delegates from around the world.”
If you took part in fire training at the Montrose Fire Training Centre in 1978 and would like to share your story with the Petrofac Fire Training team, please email EPS.Communications@petrofac.com.