The new Safety Centre will provide delegates with realistic, practical training that simulates real-life hazards in a controlled environment.

Ideally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, the new centre offers purpose-built training facilities for multiple high-risk working environments including:

  • Working at Height
  • Confined Spaces

The centre boasts facilities ranging from a 20-metre-high outdoor mast for Working at Height Training, to an internal confined space training labyrinth including more than 30 metres of traverse capability and a variety of entry points. With a suite of fully equipped training rooms the centre can also accommodate both large and small groups for training, seminars and meetings, including health and safety training, respiratory training and face fit testing.

Arco Professional Safety Services recognises the importance of training delegates in a safe but realistic working environment. Training is relevant and learning in this way is identified as a requirement in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

The additional centre forms part of Arco’s growth strategy, bringing the number of its specialist training centres up to four, with further safety centres in Enfield in the South, Stafford in the Midlands and Warrington in the North West.

Jamie Sadler, Commercial Director, Arco Professional Safety Services, commented on the launch of the Northern Safety Centre: “You can prepare for the risks you know about. But what about those you don’t? We’re on a mission to bring about real, long-term cultural change. The launch is a celebration for all us at Arco because the bigger our geographical presence is; the more organisations we can keep safe.”