Since OPS-Training has been providing GWO training courses, we have received 19620 GWO participant feedback returns giving our training facilities an average score of 4.88 from a maximum of 5; a fantastic achievement which is testament to the professional delivery of our instructors, support team and the facilities within our training centres.
During the period 22 Oct 2022 – 20 Oct 2023 we delivered 1,713 GWO Courses and received 247 participant feedback emails, we are very proud of the following comments regarding participants attending our training facilities:
Excellent delivery by the instructors. A real breath of fresh air to attend courses that are as close to real life scenarios as possible. Experienced instructors that have obviously worked in the industry or have taken time to find out what the industry needs and is. Great effort and extremely enjoyable experience.
I found that Phil, Steve, Gary and John were all very knowledgeable and extremely supportive in helping me understand the contents of the courses. They all made the learning aspect engaging and the practical side was a lot easier to get right as a first time delegate, than I’d initially expected. I feel very confident in putting into practice everything I’ve learned. Thanks to everyone and hopefully I’ll see you soon for my BTT.
Great course great instructors and a good group of lads training together. Would recommend to friends and do more course from here in the future.
Instructor was exceptional, highly knowledgeable and a fantastic trainer. best I’ve ever had.
Faultless from start to finish; from booking to delivery OPS are supportive and professional throughout. Great course delivery with a good balance between the theory and practical. Fantastic instructor’s who are very knowledgeable and are supportive throughout.
Would highly recommend and will be back again in the future.
During the period 04/01/21 – 30/09/21 we delivered GWO courses to 3532 participants and had 145 responses to the participants feedback emailed and uploaded onto the website on completion of the course. We are extremely delighted with the comments and reviews, especially during these difficult times as we always strive to ensure that all safety precautions are adhered to within the government guidelines for COVID-19.
Very impressed by COVID measures in place
I found the course extremely enjoyable and very well taught. Simon was extremely attentive to each member of the group. As the class was a mixture of experienced and novice slingers, he really strived to make sure we were all brought up to the same high standards. Staff were also all very friendly, joining instructions where spot-on and the facilities where well equipped and exceptionally clean and well presented. Definitely the best tutor/teaching experience I've had from a training centre and this will make me choose OPS for any training needs in the future. Thanks to Simon and all at OPS
Phil is by far the best trainer I’ve had. He has incredibly good teaching skills and knowledge. I have never left a classroom in my life with such a big luggage of knowledge like my training with him. 5 stars from me.
This was my first time at OPS from the minute you walk in your made to feel welcome and the Staff on the front desk told me all I need to know and showed me around. The training was excellent.
Alex is the best trainer I've ever had, and I've done this 4 times she was brilliant and the venue is really well set up thanks
The staff at OPS Training are so friendly and welcoming when you turn up and the trainer Mike was so helpful and went out of his way to help me understand everything I needed to know about the training course and I learned some much on the course it was amazing.
COURSE FEEDBACK 2018As 2018 draws to a close we are pleased to issue our course feedback. This all was anonymously given after our delegates have left our training centre to ensure accurate and honest feedback is given. We couldn't be happier with the feedback for our first full year and we will continue to strive to exceed our already high standards in 2019.
GWO Basic Safety Training Package - 9th - 17th August 2018What a great service provider, you deserve all the awards, prior, during and after the whole of OPS-Training was a pure pleasure to train with , I gained my BST GWO (Already having all the Opito offshore Training's) and found work straight away (luckily ) , I believe you can make a good jobs relocation side of the business as well as great training centre, it was a pleasure, having been in the industry for over 20 years , I have been around most centres internationally, you are at the top, great family atmosphere, well done. MH QHSE Advisor
GWO First aid 20th - 21st August 2018That is my second course at OPS and I am extremely satisfied the way you choose your instructors. Dave certainly has that drive, that you would love to see everywhere else(but it does not happen, unfortunately) and gives so much useful additional information, it is just brilliant. I have done quite a few courses in the past and I am very pleased to see the huge difference, gap, between OPS and other centres regarding the freelancers they take on to lead courses. Thank you for all the help to book/rebook the course etc. and for such a great course itself. WM 20th - 21st August - GWO First aid
Really liked the outside practical part of the course down at the sailing club. 26th April 2018 - GWO Sea Survival
A lot to take in in a short space of time for someone who hasn't done it before,but the instructor is really good and tries to put you at ease throughout the course and on test day. Will definitely be back, thanks. 14th April 2018 - IRATA Level 1
Big thanks to Phil And Steve for this course Best guys for the job With the conditions dealt with everything extremely professionally Thank you 2nd MArch 2018 - GWO Sea survival
Trainer very professional and knowledgeable about various training exercises 16th February 2018 - GWO Sea survival
Trainer made course enjoyable and interesting 14th February 2018 - GWO First aid
All trainers had a wealth of industry experience and knowledge in their specific fields and could relate all theory elements to practical real-life scenarios. The working at height training area is excellent. 8th February 2018 - Full GWO BST Package
We'll recommend to others and use OPS as our training company of choice for all the IRATA technicians we employ in the north. 11th November 2017 - IRATA Level 2
By far the best industrial training course I have attended. Also the hardest i.e. with the steepest learning curve. John makes the course enjoyable but at the same time makes you appreciate the seriousness of the training with regards your safety and the safety of your workmates. At the end of the week you feel like you've been 12 rounds with Tyson but confident that you can work safely in the field if you apply what you have learned. 10/10. 14th October 2017 - IRATA Level 1
John was really knowledgeable, good instructor and explained things properly, ensured you understood everything before moving on, pleasure to have as an instructor, could tell he knew his stuff well. thanks for some good instruction 2nd October 2017 - GWO Working at height refresher
The training provided by John this week has been outstanding. John has excellent teaching methods of passing his knowledge on to others and can make the most complicated situation/manoeuvre quite simple. 9th September 2017 - IRATA Level 3
It's the first time I have been on the ropes also with one of the other lads who was a first timer, a couple were re validating there cards, john got us all through the course and passed with very good marks, could not speak highly enough of john and all the ops staff, the training centre they have there is brilliant and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get in the rope access industry. 5th August 2017 - IRATA Level 1
This wasnt like a bog standard course thats the same all over it was more of a fast hands on learning curve john was extremely knowledgable but also patient no matter how many questions i asked he had time to answer but also go on further with demonstrations outside the classroom ive never been on a course like this were ive taken so much away in such a short space if time also john offered follow on learning after id left which was a bit of a surprise as this just doesnt happen in training centres ive ever been to really is a credit to ops. 11th March 2017 - ICATS Industrial Coatings Applicator
It was the best First Aid Course that I've ever done, and I've done a few. With a common sense approach to really putting lives first, it felt extremely valuable in that more lives will be saved as a result of Phil's ways of teaching and the content provided. There wasn't a dull moment over the 2 days and the other participants and I couldn't help but want to know more. This wasn't just a ticking-off exercise, it was a lesson in how to really Preserve Life, Prevent Worsening and Promote Recovery. Thank you John Moss Renewable Energy Consultant / Contractor
To whom it concerns, After completing the train the painter course which ran from 09/01/17 through to 13/01/17. I would like to put a bit of feedback together about the course and the way it was delivered. I attended OPS Liverpool on Monday morning and immediately was made to feel very welcome and introduced to the course instructor, Jonathan Hewitt. When I sat down and saw the course content for the first time it was overwhelming how much there was to take in, however as Jonathan started to present the course and I started to get my head around it, it fast became both interesting and enjoyable. This was down to how Jonathan presented the course and how he added in his own experience's and humour in relation to the content that we were learning. Along with this and the revision notes that I was given helped me to pass this course and I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Jonathan and everyone involved. Yours sincerely Paul Bellamy
PMP utilities have used and intend to use for all our IRATA operatives, the training services of OPS-Training (offshore painting services) and the service we receive is beyond the level of service we would normally expect from a training provider. The professionalism, helpfulness of their team is very reassuring and they are prepared to go that extra mile to meet our needs beyond the level of training as well as the centre being very well located at the end of the motorway. On attending the training centre we were extremely impressed with their facilities and the high standard of training delivered. It is by far one of the best if not the best training centre in the north-west for offshore and rope access. Adrian Nicholls (SHE Manager, PMP Utilities)
Gwynt Y Mor Wind FarmOver the past year you have provided specialist coating solutions for both Working at height, from platforms, cherry pickers and structural ladders and from rope access offshore. With circa 12 painters onsite covering 160 assets onshore and again offshore, post installation, your experience with us has been extensive during which your service and quality has been commendable! During all work, the supervisors have acted professionally, I have appreciated your personal interest in the works and your regular site visits, ensuring the standard remains high. Your entire team have a consistent thoroughness to Environmental, Health and Safety controls. They show a complete knowledge and compliance to your RAMS, permit to works system and the Safety Rules Clearance Certificate system. We had the chance to watch your Rope Access team working last week, and should commend them for not only their thoroughness to procedures, safe working practices and quality of workmanship but also their friendliness, professionalism and great attitudes! We have not finished yet and are entering a time on this project where we are going to be making a great effort to complete during a period that will challenge our enthusiasm. I know your teams will persevere and retain their high standards of safety and quality, and for this reason I would look forward to working with any of them and Offshore Painting Services again in future projects.