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Measures in relation to the Corona-virus disease (COVID 19) – Update March 2nd, 2021

16 december 2020

Last update: March 2nd, 2021: 11:00 PM GMT +1

Train safe at FMTC, also during COVID-19

  • Our training locations are open
  • 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

FMTC MEASURES IN RELATION TO THE CORONA-VIRUS DISEASE

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 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.

COVID NEWS

Smaller groups at FMTC Dunkirk

We would like to inform you that the COVID measures in France have been tightened. This means that for our training location in Dunkirk we can only have a maximum of 6 participants in a group for the time being.

Unfortunately, this will make us less flexible than you are used to from us. In addition, it also makes it more challenging to plan extra training at the last minute.

We hope for your patience as regards to these additional challenges. Of course, we want to be available for you and we will always look for a suitable solution. So if you need training, you can view our current schedule on our website or contact us via info@fmtcsafety.com or call +31(0)85- 130 74 61.

Our apologies for any inconvenience. As soon as we can receive bigger groups again, we will inform you immediately. Thank you for your understanding.

FMTC Safety Schiphol Amsterdam will open again from the 1st of February.

We would like to inform you that FMTC Safety Schiphol Amsterdam will open again from the 1st of February. Since the beginning of the Dutch lockdown which started on the 15th of December 2020, we have only been able to continue with our training courses at our Dordrecht location.
It is still important to train for your safety and your colleagues’ safety during your job since we are all working in a critical profession. That is why we have agreed with the government that we may continue our safety trainings in Amsterdam again, to serve all critical professions.

Course schedule

As a company, FMTC Safety takes responsibility for the safety of our delegates, as well as our FMTC Safety team members. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have continuously adjusted our training to adhere to the latest local and social regulations.
We have adjusted our schedule for now to evenly divide all delegates over our different locations. You can see our real time availability and schedule on our website.

Our team will contact you if anything changes for you when you have already booked a training after the 1st of February.

Traveling to and in The Netherlands

Since we’re still in lockdown in the Netherlands, there are more measures taken by the government. We have listed the measures below.
• It is still possible to travel to the Netherlands because we work in a critical sector. That is why you may temporarily leave self-quarantine to travel for work purposes. See the website of the government: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/self-quarantine/exemptions
Kindly note; The government is introducing extra measures to prevent new variants of the virus from being imported via travelers and further restricting the number of travel movements. A ban on flights or ferries from the United Kingdom, South Africa and South America is in force.
• As it is not mandatory to stay in self-quarantine, it is mandatory to Negative COVID-19 test result and declaration on arrival in the Netherlands. See: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/negative-test-result-and-declaration
• From the 23rd of January, there will also be a curfew from 20:30 – 04:30. Please see an overview of all up to date Dutch measures: https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2021/01/20/lockdown-measures-tightened-in-response-to-concerns-about-new-variants-of-virus

More information?

Our team is always available to serve and advise you. Please let us know if you require special requests, as we are determined to find solutions. We are available 24/7 for you via +31(0)85-130 74 61, via info@fmtcsafety.com , and via our website.

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.

– See the most up to date information via: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel
– 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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