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Hycontrol launches MPQC-accredited silo safety training courses

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Leading UK level measurement and silo protection supplier Hycontrol has confirmed details of its new silo safety training courses, which have been audited and accredited by the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC). The courses cover all aspects of silo pressure safety during tanker deliveries and essential maintenance of safety equipment. Hycontrol is now taking training bookings for the rest of 2019.

Having worked closely with the quarry and aggregates sectors for over thirty years, Hycontrol has become one of the most experienced companies to specify and supply level and pressure equipment in the UK. Having always provided training to customers, the company is now poised to share its accumulated specialist knowledge with the industry, focused on one of the most pressing and widely-misunderstood issues facing aggregate and cement producers today: silo over-pressurisation and safety during deliveries.

The in-depth training courses for UK industry representatives will be held at the company’s Redditch, Worcestershire headquarters. Recently refurbished training facilities will accommodate groups of 8 - 14 delegates for a detailed exploration of the causes of silo over-pressurisation, the risks involved, practical solutions, and much more – with experienced engineers and trainers providing hands-on demonstrations.

Hycontrol's training programmes and training providers are fully accredited by the MPQC. A certificate of attendance is provided to each attendee, with the option of an official MPQC certificate. Two courses are currently offered by Hycontrol; a half-day Basic Silo safety Awareness session, and a full-day Advanced Silo Safety Awareness course.

Hycontrol Managing Director, Nigel Allen, said: “Having been involved in the quarry, aggregate and cement sectors for a long time, the lack of quality training around silo pressure and safety during tanker deliveries was pretty clear to us. Maintenance of pressure safety equipment has also been quite poor, historically. Therefore, it makes sense that we set up proper training courses to help improve the level of knowledge within the industry, and with that, hopefully, improve safety standards as well. We have worked closely with the MPQC to create a course programme that is unbiased and informative, and we look forward to welcoming attendees from across the whole industry.”

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