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Cofely Besix launches mobile training facility

Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has launched the ‘Al Mareefa’ Training Bus – a purpose-built mobile training facility to provide on-site training to its staff.

The bus will regularly visit approximately 50 sites across the UAE and the company plans to host special community-based training programmes at labour accommodation camps, schools, and remote farming communities within the UAE.

“In this hectic business of supporting customers, it is always challenging to keep technicians up to date with the latest safety and technical requirements, and with the Al Mareefa training bus we can take the training directly to the employees, however remote,” said Ian Harfield, CEO of Cofely Besix Facility Management.

“It also allows us to make training and development a seamless and non-disruptive activity, which is especially appreciated by our customers,” added Harfield.

Al Mareefa was created by a team of in-house carpenters and electricians who modified a second-hand school bus for class-room type training delivery for up to 14 people at a time.

“The training provided on board the bus, will be technical in nature with a focus on mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing, hence we had to make sure the bus was fully-equipped with all the necessary equipment required, as well as adequate space to conduct practical training too,” said Andre Mars, HSQE Manage of Cofely Besix Facility Management.

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