The Mainport Group of Companies is a provider of training , inspection and consultancy services with over 20 years of experience. Since incorporation in 1992 in the UK the Group operates 5 UK Training Centres and has recently added East African registered companies in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique this is due to the growing demand of oil and gas training in emerging East Africa sector. Training can be delivered in English, French, Kiswahili, and Portuguese.
The Company specialises in training for Lifting Operations (Lift Planning and Supervision, Crane Operator, Slinger Banksman) , Defensive Driver Training, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Scaffolding Training, Working at Height Training, Mobile Construction Plant Operator Training, Work Equipment Training, Health and Safety courses for operatives, managers and supervisors. The Group’s companies are approved by various UK and International Certification Bodies.
The Company also provides inspection, testing and certification services for cranes and other lifting equipment, pipe, welding and containers.
In addition the Company also provides safety and training consultancy services to clients on either an adhoc or continuous basis.
Our clients include companies of all sizes working in the oil and gas, energy, transportation, construction, engineering, utilities and manufacturing industry sectors. Courses can either be run on site or at one of our training facilities.
Industrial Training Courses
East Africa is seeing an expanding energy sector with significant discoveries in recent years. The main focus of oil discoveries so far has been in the Hoima region of Uganda and the Turkana region of Kenya.Oil has been discovered in Uganda and Kenya by Tullow Oil, Total, CNOOC, Africa Oil with new operations commencing soon for Afren.
All of these companies require their East Africa personnel and contractors supplying drilling services and logistics support to undergo training in lifting operations, defensive driving, slinging and lifting, forklift truck operations and confined space entry and rescue. Additionally, Mainport offer a range of health and safety training for oil and gas companies such as IOSH and NEBOSH courses, for example NEBOSH IGC (International General Certificate) via partners. This can either be done at the drillsite, at camps or at operational depots. Mainport can also provide training facilities in Turkana, Nairobi and Mombasa for the facilitation of training delivery.
In Tanzania and Mozambique there have been major discoveries of gas offshore made by BG Group, Statoil, Ophir Energy, ENI and Anadarko. The offshore supply bases for these operations are at Mtwara and Pemba respectively. Mainport has considerable experience in delivering training in these locations, including crane operator training, crane supervisor training, slinger Banksman training, forklift operator training, telescopic handler, defensive driver training, confined space entry training, confined space rescue training, working at height training, rescue from height training, health and safety training for personnel employed in the oil and gas sector.