MSA has revealed a new, innovative training centre at the Regional Learning Alliance (RLA), in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.
Located just steps away from the company’s Corporate headquarters in Cranberry Woods, this three-story indoor training complex is packed with an intricate rig of ladders, platforms, manholes and escape windows allowing MSA to simulate a myriad of true-to-life worker safety scenarios.
MSA will utilise this world class facility to train industrial workers, construction contractors, utility workers and firefighters on how to properly select, inspect and use personal protective equipment (PPE) in a hands-on, application based atmosphere.
Confined spaces training receives special emphasis, utilising custom enclosures to practice climbing and crawling, as well as provisions for pre-entry atmospheric testing / monitoring and related respiratory protection devices.
Instruction on the repair and maintenance of gas detection instruments and other PPE is also available to provide end-users the confidence to run their own maintenance programmes at their home facilities.
In addition to the hands-on safety training areas, the centre also includes a completely modular classroom setting consistent with the continuing education mission of the RLA.
This new facility represents nearly a million dollar investment for the company and makes it possible for MSA to offer a wide array of training courses, covering all of MSA’s product lines across nearly every industry the company serves.