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AIS Training open centre in Vietnam

Industrial training company, AIS Training, is expanding its global reach after opening a training centre in Vietnam.


The centre has now been accredited by global scaffolding body, CISRS as an official overseas scaffolder training scheme (OSTS) centre and is approved to offer a range of CISRS courses including level 1 scaffolder, basic scaffold inspection and scaffolding supervisor training.


The new training centre will be used by Black Cat to upskill and improve the competencies of its own employees, as well as servicing the training requirements of the Indo-China oil and gas and construction markets.


Black Cat employs around 200 people in Vietnam and supplies the Indo-China oil and gas and industrial sectors with insulation, protective coatings and passive fire protection systems via scaffolding.


This move will strengthen the existing business relationship between AIS and Black Cat. Currently Black Cat acts as agent and distributor throughout Indo-China for AIS’s award-winning technical insulation products, which are used to protect machinery and structures from corrosion, weather, noise and temperature extremes.


Paul Attrill, director at AIS, said: “We are delighted to establish this new state-of-the-art training centre in Vietnam and are pleased to now be part of the CISRS Overseas (OSTS) Scheme. This is a great achievement for AIS and Black Cat in raising standards.


“Current skills training in the area adheres to local standards but there is a real drive by Black Cat to bring skills and competencies in line with UK standards – which are globally acknowledged as being the highest quality available.


“Over the past twelve months AIS Training has developed its own world-class scaffolding centre in the North of England and we intend to replicate this success in Vietnam.


“Alongside our partners Black Cat, we want to establish this new facility as a training centre of excellence in the Indo-China region where people can be trained to internationally-recognised standards.”


Dave Mosley CISRS scheme manager said “Congratulations to AIS and Black Cat on gaining CISRS OSTS accreditation in Veitnam. They have a great facility and with the support and expertise of AIS’ UK Instructors I am sure they will be very successful. The introduction of CISRS OSTS is a major step forward for the scaffolding sector in this region.”