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April 25, 2012

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Scottish firm reaps rope reward

Aberdeen-based offshore training provider Allied Training Services has achieved certification to Det Norske Veritas’ (DNV) ISO 9001:2008, for the provision of rope-access training and the supply of equipment hire for rope access to the onshore and offshore industries.

The company believes it is the only Scottish member of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) to hold this level of certification. It has held the ISO 9001:2008 management system standard since 2009. This solely covered its management system until the recent audit by DNV, which has extended its scope.

Danny Lonie, managing director of Allied Training Services, said: “Achieving this level of accreditation is a major milestone for us. Our previous level of certification opened up doors for us globally and I anticipate this latest string to our bow will place us as one of the global leaders in rope-access training and equipment hire.

“There has been talk within our governing body, IRATA, to make it obligatory for all member companies to hold the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for rope-access training, as compliance with an international quality standard would give greater credibility to IRATA members in the global marketplace. For us to have already achieved it positions us at the top of our field.”
Established in 2002, Allied Training Services says it provides a comprehensive range of health and safety training courses for a broad range of industry sectors throughout the world. It offers a range of accredited courses, as well as bespoke training solutions.

Added Lonie: “We also deliver working-at-height and rescue working-at-height courses. Our training facilities are fully equipped for Level 1, 2 and 3 rope access and we believe we are also the only centre in the UK that can provide night-time and emergency rescue-at-height training for offshore personnel.”

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