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 other experts in fluid power, BFPA’s Minimum Educational Recommendations for Hydraulics were launched in 2017 with the aim of raising safety standards in the industry. It is hoped that they will become a reference point for any company delivering training courses on hydraulics in order to ensure that anyone working with hydraulics has suitable training from day one.

Pirtek has been delivering quality hydraulic training courses for many years in support of their national network of independent service providers of hydraulic hose, tube and fittings repair and maintenance. This new accreditation gives even more credibility to their training and BFPA congratulates Martyn Smart and the rest of the Pirtek National Training Centre team for this achievement.

Photo: (LtoR): Paul Dunlop (Pirtek UK) and Martyn Smart (Pirtek National Training Centre) being presented with their Accreditation Certificate by Martin Kingsbury (BFPA)

Other training providers wishing to become accredited should contact Martin Kingsbury at the BFPA on 01608 647900 or Email martin@bfpa.co.uk