The BFPA (British Fluid and Power Association) has been leading industry discussions on safety, best practice and profitability for decades. Moreover, the organisation is renowned for setting the highest standard in terms of training and education. Recently, the benefits of taking part in BFPA courses have been confirmed by a leading industry figure from Hydroscand.
A valued and longstanding member of the BFPA, Hydroscand provides assembly and distribution of hoses and fluid components through its 13 branches and more than 400 resellers. As part of its company ethos, all members of Hydroscand’s staff receive hose training through BFPA’s Training Academy.
Managing Director at Hydroscand Suzanne Day was no exception to the rule and she recently attended a two day Hose Assembly Skills Course: “I wanted to sit alongside the other members of staff so that I could evaluate what others were learning, as well as increase my own level of knowledge. I was very impressed with the training concepts, and the delivery was undoubtedly first class”.
The Hose Assembly Skills Course is a two-day course that is carried out in both classroom and shop floor environments, covering theoretical elements as well as practical knowledge. The training programme is designed to bring attendees up to a high level of knowledge and enable them to develop the skills needed to become specialist hydraulic hose technicians.
The course also includes an assessment of the candidates’ skills and understanding. A high quality personalised course book together with certification of skills, achievement and registration on the BFPA National database, give both the attendee and employer confidence that the correct methods and culture are being adopted and used.
“The BFPA course was an eye opener for me personally as it really drove home the importance of safe handling of hoses, especially in relation to fluid injection injuries,” said Suzanne Day. “The safety of our employees and customers is always our first priority, but we also need to maintain high productivity, so this type of course is essential to our long-term business goals. As a result of attending the course, I have ordered copies of all of the safety posters and booklets to further promote safety through knowledge and training”, she added.