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Measures in relation to the Corona-virus disease (COVID 19) – Update May 7, 2021

29 September 2020

Last update: May 7, 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


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

2. Health check & communication
All delegates are asked to complete a daily registration form, also asking for Covid symptoms. When someone has symptoms of a Corona infection (fever, cough & difficulty breathing) we request the person to re-schedule the training. 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, one-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 delegates, coffee and lunch are served in our classrooms..

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

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
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 a disinfectant.

Some additional measures:
– Safety glasses and goggles used for smoke hood 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. 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.

Specific measures per FMTC training location

All of our training centers are open for training. Various measures have been implemented based on location specific situations. Below you will find the latest updates per location:

FMTC Safety Schiphol Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The center is fully open. Some theoretic parts of the trainings will be delivered at a nearby hotel, which is a 5minute drive away. A free shuttle is available to facilitate delegates. Apologies if this causes any confusion. You can always contact a FMTC employee or inform via +31(0) 850 – 130 74 61 or send us an e-mail via info@fmtcsafety.com in case of any ambiguity.

FMTC Safety Dordrecht, The Netherlands
We have introduced a new main entrance at the Toermalijnring 1808, Dordrecht. In this case we are able to improve our registration process and keep the 1.5m social distance. If you are by car, this can be parked next to the FMTC building at the Makro parking. At our facility you will be registered, and directed to your classroom.

FMTC Safety Dunkirk, France
Wearing a facemask, in- and outside, the facility is mandatory. An additional measure introduced in March 2021, is a reduction of group sizes. At the moment only 6 participants are allowed in a group. This can result in less availability. Please contact FMTC to find the right solution for you. You can either call +31(0)85-130 74 61, or send a request to info@fmtcsafety.com.

FMTC Safety Houma, USA
No additional measures are in place at our Houma center.

Travelling information

The oil&gas, wind- and maritime industry are critical sectors, creating various dispensations of exemptions travelling. Below you will find the most important information per country.

Traveling to and in The Netherlands
The Netherlands are still in a partly lockdown. Measures are being slowly reduced by the government.

• It is possible to travel to the Netherlands. Self-quarantine after arrival is normally necessary, however working in critical sectors give the ability to temporarily leave self-quarantine to travel or for work purposes. Information about the exemption can be found on: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad/self-quarantine/exemptions
• A bon on flights or ferries in in force for specific countries. The latest information can be found via: Ban on flights from India, South Africa and countries in Central and South America | Coronavirus COVID-19 | Government.nl
• 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

Traveling to and in France
France is in a partly lockdown since October 30, 2020. Several measures have been enforced by the French government:
• Several travel restrictions are in force. Information on travelling and your departure country can be found at: Coronavirus – Advice for Foreign Nationals in France – Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (diplomatie.gouv.fr)
• See the most up to date information via: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel
• From 7PM to 6AM, a curfew is in force in metropolitan France.
• 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.

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.

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.

Please read our latest Corona-virus (COVID 19) update (updated May 7, 2021) Certificate Extension Policy