Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group employs more than 1750 people and has established offshore crane service and engineering centers around the world.
Trainee and existing crane operators working for Sparrows in the Middle East will be able to put their skills to the test in all conditions and scenarios since the company has taken receipt of a mobile simulator.
The simulator will be used as part of a new regional training center which will be led by the recently appointed Jason McBride.
In addition to training, the simulator can be used to provide in-service assessments for Sparrows’ 20 crane operators in the region and also for pre-employment assessments.
The new apparatus is designed to pack into a 30kg suitcase and can easily be transported to clients’ premises in the UAE and further afield for training and assessing clients’ operators.
Region manager Robin Young said: "The simulator will be a very valuable tool for us and something that will enable us to offer clients training in a location that is convenient for them.
"We can provide training in all scenarios and weather conditions and provide the highest quality of training to ensure high levels of competence for crane operators."