About Us - OPS Training

About Us

OPS Training Ltd is an iso9001 and iso14001 accredited Health and Safety / Technical Training company being one part of the OPS group which includes OPS industrial services and Offshore Painting Services catering to the Oil, Gas, Renewable Energy and Construction Industries.

 

Our training centre is conveniently located at the start of the M57/M58 motorway network in Liverpool and just 40 minutes from Manchester Airport and 15 minutes from Liverpool airport.

 

We provide an extensive range of courses to a wide variety of clientele from industry leaders, to people looking for a career in the growing onshore and offshore sectors.  We use our real-life training environments to give you the skills and knowledge to ensure we deliver a like for like training. Delivering an extensive range of accredited courses as well as bespoke training packages to suit your own needs including but not limited to: Site induction training, Recruitment drives, First Aid, Working at Height, Rope Access, Fire Safety and Industrial painting, OPS Training work with you to provide the best training with the best trainers.

 

MEET THE TEAM




Gary Joined the team in November 2020 in the role as Training Centre Manager. After completing 22 years in the Army and finishing as Company Sergeant Major within the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Gary started off training within the renewables in 2014 as a Technical Training Instructor and Paint Instructor. He quickly progressed through the ranks to Senior Technical Instructor, Site Supervisor and eventually Regional Manager South where he project managed the set up and GWO accreditation of two other training centres down the east coast. Since arriving at OPS Training, he has set up and gained Global Wind Organisation accreditation for Basic Technical Training and assisted with the opening of a new training facility in Knowsley.
Gary Paterson

Gary Joined the team in November 2020 in the role as Training Centre Manager. After completing 22 years in the Army and finishing as Company Sergeant Major within the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Gary started off training within the renewables in 2014 as a Technical Training Instructor and Paint Instructor. He quickly progressed through the ranks to Senior Technical Instructor, Site Supervisor and eventually Regional Manager South where he project managed the set up and GWO accreditation of two other training centres down the east coast.

Since arriving at OPS Training, he has set up and gained Global Wind Organisation accreditation for Basic Technical Training and assisted with the opening of a new training facility in Knowsley



Hazel Marsh

Hazel Joined OPS Training in October 2020 in the role of Office Manager. Previously Hazel spent twenty three years travelling the world in the Medical Sales and Service industry in various managerial roles. As an experienced Customer Service professional, she works alongside our admin Team and Trainers to provide a quality Service from beginning to end




Teresa Johnson

Teresa Joined OPS in January 2020 in the Role of Office Administrator. Previously Teresa had various roles as a Customer Service advisor in the Health and Leisure Industry, to becoming a Fitness Instructor for over twenty years. Teresa can be found at our Welcome desk in the mornings and supports our Sales and Administration team during the day



Julie Bailey

Julie joined OPS Training in December 2020 in the Role of Office Administrator. Previously Julie spent sixteen years as a Contract Sales and Service professional. Julie has a background in Graphic design with a love of Technology and is responsible for the OPS Training Social Media posts you see daily



Kirk
Kirk Hunter

Kirk joined OPS in January 2021 as an Basic Safety Training instructor. Prior to that he had instructed at another training provider for 7 years covering Wind, Oil and Gas and Maritime standards. Before that Kirk completed 25 years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, this has helped Kirk as he is one of our technical training instructors on the Basic Technical Training at our Knowsley facility

Kirk has qualifications in Health and Safety and is often involved in risk assessments throughout the company. He brings a wealth of knowledge for future training that we will be undertaking



Alex Booth

Alex joined the team as an IRATA Instructor in January 2021 She has been involved with Rope Access work since 2009, then progressing into the IRATA Instructor role in 2016, with this she brings vast amounts of knowledge and experience to OPS-Training and gained these skills working in UK and abroad



Kerry Howard

Kerry joined OPS training in September 2020 as a GWO BST (Basic Safety Training) instructor. In the last 3 years, Kerry has specialised in First Aid and has recently completed her level 4 in First Response Emergency Care. This personal development helps Kerry to provide quality instruction when delivering her first aid and enhanced first aid courses

Kerry strives to make all her courses as informative as possible, while always having fun along the way. She has a post graduate degree in teaching which mean she can adapt quickly to multiple learning styles. These skills are used to ensure that new or experienced participants all benefit from a teaching style which suits them and meets all their needs



Paul Wyatt

Paul joined OPS in March 2021 to Instruct the GWO BTT (Basic Technical Training Course), and the GWO BST (Basic Safety Training Courses)

He has an Engineering background, after recently moving across from Aircraft production/Maintenance and inspection. This field allowed him to work in various locations around the world. Previous to this, Paul spent 14 years in the Armed Forces, in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, as a mechanic on a wide variety of military equipment



Phil Keating

An experienced HSE offshore medic, and advanced diver medic, with over 25 years experience in Pre-Hospital care in remote and austere environments.

A SMACC contributor and regular instructor on PHTLS, ATACC, rope rescue, GWO and sea survival courses. Phil also teaches Police Firearms teams and Firefighters on trauma courses across the country and is also an NWAS Enhanced First Responder.



John McCarthy

John joined OPS Training as the IRATA Manager in 2016 where his technical knowledge helps him provide quality instruction on his courses.

John has worked on much of the UK and Europes structures such as on and offshore assets, football stadiums, high rise towers and nuclear stations to name but a few. Through his working experience he is able to bring a wide range of skills, add to this his passion and drive and it gives the highest quality of training to those undertaking his courses which is now recognised within the North West by his excellent training reputation.

In his spare time John is involved with his local IAM Group (Institute of Advanced Motorists) where he guides candidates in preparation for thier advanced motorcycle exams