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Working in partnership with HOTA the University of Hull and Centrica HFR Solutions has created a 40m external working at height tower an internal working at height area a confined space facility plus specially designed training sets and training classrooms at its Hessle site. Viewed by THMA members and industry at a September launch event the training ground can deliver the basic safety training requirements of the Global Wind Organisation and Renewable UK for the offshore wind industry as well as other risk prevention and emergency response services. Collaboration is at the heart of the new venture explains Nick Granger director at HFR Solutions. The HOTA partnership is an excellent opportunity for two local companies to get together to offer the expertise of the maritime and offshore industries and the fire and rescue service to the renewable industry. It also incorporates the established training facilities at HOTA in Hull with our new training facilities in Hessle and is a natural fit as were both local training providers established to benefit the local community. The University of Hulls Hull Immersive Visualisation Environment team has created several virtual offshore environments to facilitate training. Having this sort of technology at our fingertips only strengthens and differentiates the training we can offer added Nick. HFR Solutions has been working with Centrica Energy for the last year in both a consultation and training capacity to improve safety at offshore wind farms. The collaborative work of three Team Humber members on the provision of skills safety and expertise for the offshore wind industry was on view at the unveiling of HFR Solutions new training facility. Ticking boxes HFRs new training facility at Hessle Fully immersed getting that offshore feeling at the University of Hull Teaming-up for training LCS Group is urging businesses to focus on IT security in the wake of continued cyber attacks. Around 74 per cent of SMEs have suffered a major security breach within the last year according to government figures with more than 50 per cent of those surveyed believing security breaches will rise by next year. Glenn Thow director said It is no longer sufficient to simply install a proprietary anti-virus package and think you are safe. Many SMEs are unaware of the security risks involved and are consequently vulnerable to both internal and external attacks. The Grimsby-based specialist which moved into new offices earlier this year has also appointed a new managing director Paul Cave is pictured on the left with Glen Thow. To contact THMAIL Mary Green at THMA on 01482 Julian Woodford at Mapa on 01482 September saw THMA mixing business and pleasure exhibiting at the Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen and co-hosting the Drinks over the Humber event for more than 70 people with Grimsby Renewables Partnership on the refurbished Cleethorpes Pier. THMA and members also attended the Renewable UK annual conference and exhibition in Liverpool in October and facilitated a popular Green Port Growth workshop on social media for renewables. Forthcoming dates for your diary are October 22 Understanding offshore wind ports and logistics at Country Park Inn Hessle November 17-20 EWEA in Paris. www.ewea.organnual2015 November 19 Inward visit from Lower Saxony Cuxhaven Northern Germany December 7 TBC GeoSea Supply Chain Event with Grimsby Renewable Partnership Grimsby December 8 Inward visit from NovaVis and Virginia Offshore Wind Coalition USA December 10 THMA Christmas night out Cyber security a must For more information on any of the above events contact Mary Green see below