A drop of rain didn’t deter Councillor Philip Jackson (Leader of N.E. Lincs Council) and Councillor John Fenty (Deputy Leader of N.E. Lincs Council) from visiting CATCH and Reynolds Training Services to check out the brilliant new facilities.

We were proud to welcome the councillors to the new, improved CATCH during this, the week of its commissioning.

This expansion has been long in the planning and we, at Reynolds Training, felt that this was important enough to invest £230,000 and co-manage the installation of the UK’s first fully-modernised Tank Farm training facility, incorporating the latest technology from Honeywell. With a £70,000 investment from CATCH, this brings the current total to £300,000.

Speaking at the site, Reynolds Training managing director, John Reynolds, said the investment from his company and CATCH presented an “exciting opportunity” in the drive to “further enhance and develop skills” within the process sector.

“This important upgrade brings our training up to a new level within the sector, by providing a contemporary real world level of operational complexity and experience in a realistic environment for training and practice in core control room and process operations,” he added. “And, all of this can be achieved in an environment which emulates real-world hazards in a controlled way so that trainees and apprentices can learn safely.”

N.E. Lincs Councillors catch up with CATCH expansion

From left to right – Councillor John Fenty, John Reynolds MD Reynolds Training Services Ltd, Councillor Philip Jackson, David Talbot CEO CATCH & James McIntosh head of CATCH Skills

State of the art equipment

With his health and safety background, Councillor Jackson appreciated the importance of the state-of-the-art equipment Reynolds has provided and which CATCH now offers.

As Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Skills, Councillor Fenty also appreciated how the new facilities align directly with the safety training needs of industries throughout the Humber region and beyond, both in the UK and internationally.

The new, expanded facilities at CATCH are an important leap forward in the training provision within the region. Indeed, this makes us a leader in this field, internationally.

And we’re not done yet, as Reynolds Training has committed to keep investing in CATCH and to keep expanding the site’s capabilities.