SKYLOTEC had two good reasons to celebrate on the 13th September: As well as the 65th anniversary of the company, the new indoor training centre at the Vertical Rescue College was formally opened. Around 200 invited guests from a wide range of branches, political representatives and numerous press representatives were in attendance at the special event as Dr. Kai Rinklake formally opened the centre, following a two-year construction period.
In 2002, SKYLOTEC became the first German training company for personal fall-protection equipment (PFPE) to be certified in accordance with ISO 9001. SKYLOTEC offers training concerned with particular and individual hazards for workplaces at a height.
No expense or effort was spared in constructing the indoor training centre, to allow the training opportunities at the SKYLOTEC Vertical Rescue College to be further extended. The available FISAT, IRATA and special training courses for WEA service technicians involving rope access techniques have been supplemented. With an area of roughly 300 square metres available, all courses can be held regardless of weather conditions. The indoor training centre has an 18-metre tower with 10- and 15-metre platforms, a wind turbine blade, a sloping roof for using PPE on buildings with pitch and gable roofs, a 50,000-l tank for training focussing on rescue from containers, various wooden and antenna masts, and numerous ropes and ladders for rescue and assembly training.
In addition to an exciting framework programme, where the guests were enthralled by countless demonstrations and simulations, along with talks by PPE experts from the professional trade associations, there was also a rare opportunity to have a look inside the production halls of the company.