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A new demonstration and training suite has been created by Hawke International, the hazardous area electrical specialist. Their equipment is used in oil and gas exploration, production and refining operations and other situations where electrical integrity is paramount. Based at their Ashton-under-Lyne headquarters, the facility is easily accessible from the M60, Manchester Airport and by rail.

The full range of Hawke cable glands, connectors and enclosures are set up to simulate realistic applications. Compatible hazardous area equipment is also installed from other Hubbell Corporation companies including Chalmit lighting, GAI-Tronic hazardous area telephones and Killark enclosures.

"Training is vital for the contractors who install our equipment in hazardous areas," explained development director Phil O'Connor. "The new facility provides an opportunity for installers to receive theoretical and hands-on training in small groups. This allows them to fully appreciate safety issues and become more confident and proficient in installing the equipment."

The training suite has been installed by Hawke apprentices as part of their own training programme. A modular cable management system has been employed to reflect best industry practice and provide the flexibility for upgrade as new equipment becomes available.

The centre at Ashton removes the trainees from the pressures of the workplace, but Hawke can also provide training at client premises where this is more convenient. Training schemes are developed to address the needs of each contractor and ensure that every trainee has the opportunity to build skills and confidence.


More information:

Phil O'Connor
Hawke International
Tel. +44 (0)161 830 6698
Fax. +44 (0)161 830 6648
Email: phil.oconnor@ehawke.com
Web: www.ehawke.com

Colour separation, advertising and other commercial enquiries:

Gill Bancroft
Hawke International
Tel. +44 (0)161 830 6698
Fax. +44 (0)161 830 6648
E-mail: gill.bancroft@ehawke.com

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