New Arco Safety Centre opens in Scotland
Arco Professional Safety Services unveil new £500,000 northern training facility in Linlithgow
UK safety experts Arco Professional Safety Services have opened a new Safety Centre in Linlithgow, Scotland, expanding their presence in the UK and supporting the safety and welfare of businesses in the region.
Located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, the new centre offers purpose-built training facilities for multiple high-risk workplace activities – including working at height and in confined spaces – and will provide delegates with realistic, practical training that simulates real-life hazards in a controlled environment.
Among its facilities, the centre boasts a 20m high outdoor mast for working-at-height training, as well as an internal confined-space training labyrinth that includes more than 30m of traverse capability and a variety of entry points.
Relevant training in a safe but realistic working environment is identified as a requirement in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).
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.
The new centre forms part of Arco’s growth strategy and adds to their three existing specialist training centres in Enfield in the South, Stafford in the Midlands and Warrington in the North West.
Commenting on the launch of the new Northern Safety Centre, Jamie Sadler, commercial director at Arco Professional Safety Services, said: ‘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 of us at Arco, because the bigger our geographical presence, the more organizations we can keep safe.’