With increased mining activity in Ghana, it is crucial to have sufficient and the essential training facilities to train and empower its workforce so as to ensure that safety practices meet international standards.
It is on this basis that 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 Wednesday, 15th November 2017 at Kejebril, Takoradi in the Western Region serve as a catalyst to enabling better safety in the oil and gas exploratory ventures.
The center, valued at US$8.5 million is fully equipped with advanced simulators, helipad, water survival training pool, medical center, prime on-site accommodation, and restaurant and fitness center.
The highly equipped oil and gas training facility has advanced simulators for real-time training and development. It is the first of its kind in the West African sub-region.
The training center will offer a variety of safety and survival courses, including Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training, Further Offshore Emergency Training, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System.
Other courses to be offered are Well Control and Intervention Training, Health, Hose Assembly Training, as well as provision of offshore medicals, , Banksman and Slinger, Forklift Training, Crane Operations, Rope Access Training, among others.