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Measures in relation to the Corona-virus disease (COVID 19) – Update December 16th, 2020

16 december 2020

Last update: December 16th, 2020: 13:00 AM GMT +1

Train safe at FMTC, also during COVID-19

  • Our training locations are open; only FMTC Schiphol Amsterdam is closed
  • Everyone is welcome, unless you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • We maintain social distance
  • All lessons are in line with the WHO regulations
  • No risk: Free cancellation up to 24 hours

Our trainings will continue; FMTC Safety Dordrecht remains open

We would like to inform you that FMTC can keep serving your critical training needs in the coming weeks. The world has not yet recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, and this week’s press conference by the prime-minister once again emphasized the importance of all new measures, which affect us all.

As a company, FMTC takes responsibility for the safety of your employees, as well as our own FMTC team members. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have constantly adjusted our training to adhere to the latest local and social regulations. After this week’s press-conference we have decided to continue training in order to serve all critical professions. FMTC will only close its Schiphol location but will transfer all sessions to our Dordrecht facility – a central location in the Benelux. Also, our training location in France remains open for all of your training needs. We will keep you informed on any developments via our website or mailings.

So, our team is still available to serve and advise you; we are 24/7 available via +31(0)85-130 74 61, via info@fmtcsafety.com, and via our website. Our colleagues will contact you if you booked a course in the coming 5 weeks, in order to verify your booking and discuss any additional requirements. Training can be booked for the coming weeks and the period after January 19, 2021. Please let us know if you are in need of special requests, as we are determined to find solutions.

Despite everything, FMTC wishes you and your family a wonderful Christmas. STAY SAFE!


In order to reduce the chance that people visiting one of our training locations or attending one of our courses either contract or transmit COVID-19, FMTC has taken several measures since early March. Changed insights and national guidance influence operational routines continuously. In addition to the descriptions below, more things may be captured in lesson plans or specific instructions.

It is beyond the purpose of this message to include every detail. If you wish to receive more information about our measures in relation to the corona virus, please don’t hesitate to contact us via +31(0) 85 – 130 74 61 or send us an e-mail via info@fmtcsafety.com.

The industry organizations/accreditation bodies Global Wind Organisation (GWO), Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (IL&T), NOGEPA and OPITO are being kept up to date about our measures and have expressed their support and understanding.

1. Confirmation letter / email
Customers/participants receive an amended confirmation letter, emphasizing changes due to corona and the importance of assessing the delegate’s personal condition, prior to coming to the training center. Course start locations may differ.

Location Amsterdam Schiphol
Our location Amsterdam Schiphol is closed from 16th of December 2020 until 19th of January 2021. Our colleagues will contact you if you booked a course in the coming 5 weeks, in order to verify your booking and discuss any additional requirements. Training can be booked for the coming weeks and the period after January 19, 2021. Please let us know if you are in need of special requests, as we are determined to find solutions.

Location Dordrecht
We have a new main entrance at Toermalijnring 1808, Dordrecht. You can easily park next to this building at the Makro parking lot and walk to Toermalijnring 1808.
Here you will enter through the large door and will be registered. Here you will also receive instructions and you can use the walking route to the classroom at the training center.

2. Health
When someone has symptoms of a Corona infection (fever, cough & difficulty breathing) we request the person to re-schedule the training.
Delegates to complete the registration form on a daily basis, also indicating if they have any corona-symptoms

Customers are requested to inform FMTC Safety if one of their employees shows symptoms of COVID-19 or is tested positively within 14 days of completing the course.

3. Corona awareness
Raising awareness among delegates and staff regarding COVID-19 is done through posting and discussing a set of instructions as part of the FMTC / daily introduction.
Distance indicators can be found at various locations.

4. Group sizes
Group sizes have been reduced to ensure sufficient social distancing in classrooms, training objects, and changing rooms. Where needed, on-way routing has been introduced.

5. Limitation training facilities
Measures have been taken to reduce the number of people at the practical training facilities by relocating certain theory-classes. Temporary restrooms and additional water fountains were installed at various centers.

6. Coffee and lunch
To relieve the canteen and reduce the footprint of the delegates, coffee and lunch are served in the classrooms. This measure creates more room for people to maintain critical social distance during lunch hours.

7. Alcohol-based hand rub
Alcohol-based hand rub has been introduced at various locations at the training centers.

8. Personal protective equipment
Work gloves, facemasks, and surgical gloves are made available in classrooms. Gloves will need to be disposed of in a separate bin at the end of the course. The use of facemasks is only required where the 1.5-meter distance is breached.

Delegates are encouraged to use their personal (approved) personal protective equipment such as coveralls, helmet, steel cap boots, gloves, and glasses. This gives the delegate a feeling that he knows the origin, while at the same time it relieves the sanitation process at FMTC Safety. If you do not have your own PPE, no problem. We will provide this to you.

9. Cleaning
Respiratory equipment
There is an increased focus on cleaning and risks related to the use of respiratory equipment (breathing apparatus, EBS, regulators).
Note: In cases where the cleaning possibilities, construction, or material of the equipment seem insufficient to rule out transmitting the virus we remove specific equipment from use for the time being.EBS hoses, CA-EBS mouthpieces are cleaned through the use of boiled water, in combination with disinfectant. Mouthpieces of diving sets are cleaned by the divers prior to use.

Some additional measures:
– Safety glasses and goggles used for smokehood escape are cleaned/disinfected after each use and wrapped individually.
– Coveralls used during practical training are washed after use, also when they appear to be clean.
– Helmets are cleaned after use. Hairnets are used in addition.

FMTC actively monitors the industry, customer, and (inter)national measures and updates her approach and actions based on this. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you would like to know more about our measurements. You can always contact us via +31(0) 850 – 130 74 61 or send us an e-mail via info@fmtcsafety.com.

Traveling to the Netherlands from abroad

Travelers arriving in the Netherlands from certain countries and regions are strongly advised to self-quarantine for 10 days. Please read the information about self-quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands on the website of the Dutch Government.

Certain travellers are exempted from self-quarantine, unless they have symptoms. The people in de categories below are exempted from self-quarantine.

  • Seafarers with a seaman’s record book (apart from those on commercial yachts and pleasure craft)
  • People in certain professions providing essential services, and people traveling for work. These people should make agreements with their employer about striking a balance between needs and risks and ensuring self-quarantine rules are complied with. They may wish to consult with occupational health and safety experts in this regard.
  • See here the full list.

    Read here the Dutch measures against Coronavirus for everyone.

    FMTC Safety Dunkirk remains open; How to travel in France

    France has been in lockdown again since October 30. This time, the lockdown is less strict, and companies with essential processes are allowed to remain open. The wind energy and oil & gas sectors fall under these essential processes. That means that FMTC Dunkirk, with the French government’s approval, can remain open, and you can be trained at our location.

    Courses in Dunkirk

    It, therefore, remains possible to follow training courses at our location in Dunkirk. However, you must take specific rules into account. You can find these rules below.

    – The employer must provide a statement that work and travel are necessary. You must have this with you during your stay in France. Download via the following link the exemption certificate and fill out: https://www.gouvernement.fr/sites/default/files/30-10-2020-justificatif-de-deplacement-professionnel.pdf
    – Are you self-employed? Please use the document which you can download via the following link and fill out: https://www.gouvernement.fr/sites/default/files/locale/piece-jointe/2020/11/attestation_anglais.pdf
    – Restaurants and non-essential shops are closed. Take-a-way is possible.
    – Hotels are open, but many hotels in Dunkerque do not have a restaurant. Our partner Hotel Borel does not have a restaurant and can, therefore, not provide you with dinner.

    The lockdown in France will last at least until December 1.
    Please check the website of the French government for the latest updates: https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19

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