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METL Maritime Training Centre Update

Following the practical completion of construction and official opening of the METL Maritime Centre in April, the builder and various trades have been engaged to rectify minor defects.

Side view of METL Maritime Centre

“We’re happy with the result,” said CEO, Simon Earle. “The architect has designed some really functional spaces, with a good balance of professional and industrial style, and the builder has done a great job transforming that vision into a reality.”

RTO Operations Manager Rob Simm adds: “The classrooms are decent sizes and upstairs we have the flexibility of 2 full-size rooms, which can open into a large theatre-style space. We plan to make the facility available to third parties who might need a training room, meeting room or office space on a day-by-day basis.”

Our classrooms

The next phase of the build, preparation of the warehouse floor, has commenced. This is where the hands-on application of the knowledge delivered in the classroom will occur, and ultimately, it is here where competency will be assessed. “This space is critical in METL determining whether the people we train can be signed off as competent, and be issued with the appropriate statements of attainment and licences” says Rob Simm.

The 1400m2 of warehouse floor has been designed to accommodate concurrent delivery of multiple high-risk training and assessment sessions without compromising on safety. Being indoors, it will be possible to operate in all weather. The floor is currently being sanded, and demarcation zones painted prior to finishing. Rob Simm explains, “We’ll have forklifts driving on here, cranes shifting loads, scaffolding being erected. The warehouse floor is probably the most important element of the build and needs to be able to stand the test of time.” Fencing, bollards and barriers will also be installed to maintain safe access and separation of training zones.


The warehouse floor getting a makeover 

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Posted in Ahoy at 26 June 17

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