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Pirtek National Training Centre in Birmingham is the first to be accredited to deliver training courses which meet the new BFPA Minimum Educational Recommendations for Hydraulics

BFPA is delighted to announce that in March 2018, the Pirtek National Training Centre in Birmingham became the first training course provider to be accredited to deliver training courses which meet or exceed the new BFPA Minimum Educational Recommendations – Hydraulics. Following several years of hard work by the BFPA’s Education & Training Committee and

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BFPA training courses break the 6000 barrier

BFPA’s Membership and Training Director Martin Kingsbury reflects on the continuing success of BFPA’s training courses. In 2009, BFPA launched two brand new training courses: the one-day Foundation Course in Working Safely with Hydraulic Hose and Connectors, and the two-day Hose Assembly Skills Training Programme in response to market demand.  Numbers have grown each year

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BFPA Approved Trainers’ Training Day

November saw eight of the BFPAs Approved Trainers take part in a training day here at the BFPAs Head Office aimed at building on existing skills to develop their training techniques. The BFPA had invited Vince Holley of ‘At Last Training’ to present a series of sessions during the day to encourage the trainers to

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Achieving greater profitability through training

The BFPA (British Fluid and Power Association) has been leading industry discussions on safety, best practice and profitability for decades. Moreover, the organisation is renowned for setting the highest standard in terms of training and education. Recently, the benefits of taking part in BFPA courses have been confirmed by a leading industry figure from Hydroscand.

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BFPA launches new training passport scheme

The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA) has launched a new training passport scheme for individuals working in the fluid power industry. Raising and maintaining high standards through training and education in fluid power is one of the key remits of the association and the BFPA has been producing courses in both hydraulics and pneumatics for

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Keeping safe when installing, inspecting and replacing hydraulic hoses

By Jerry Hughes, independent consultant and director of Jemlyn Limited In all engineering-related disciplines a coherent and responsible health & safety regime is critical, and in the field of hydraulic hoses and related equipment and systems this requirement is no exception. Fluid power equipment and related technology plays a critical role in all end user

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Hercules Hydraulics offers BFPA training courses

UK hydraulics distributor, Hercules Hydraulics, is to offer a choice of BFPA (British Fluid Power Association) training courses at their National Fluid Power Centre (NFPC)-approved satellite training centre in South Devon. In what may be a first for a UK hydraulics distributor, Ryan Langley, General Manager at Hercules Hydraulics, has recently achieved the qualification to

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The Right Training for the Right People

Martin Kingsbury, Membership Director, the BFPA, surveys the range of courses currently offered by the BFPA Training Academy. Fluid power-related equipment is a critical component in many types of equipment used in industries such as construction, agriculture, manufacturing, engineering and offshore oil & gas. However, in order for this equipment to be installed correctly, work

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Hose Training – Tackling the problem at source

Martin Kingsbury, Membership Director, the BFPA, outlines the association’s range of hydraulic hose courses, and explains how they can improve your staff’s ability to install and maintain hose efficiently in order to keep plant and machinery productive, reliable and safe. Hydraulic hoses play an important role in many types of plant and equipment used in

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The BFPA launches new Hose Integrity, Inspection and Management Training Programme

The British Fluid Power Association (BFPA), incorporating the British Fluid Power Distributors’ Association (BFPDA), has introduced a new practical, workshop-based course titled ‘The BFPA Hose Integrity, Inspection and Management Training Programme’. Following in logical succession to the Association’s complementary ‘The BFPA Foundation Course in Working Safely with Hydraulic Hose and Connectors’ and ‘The BFPA Hose

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