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RLESC hosts media tour of world-class facilities

The college has a facility spread over one million square metres

NEWS, Facilities Management, College, Facilities, Health and safety, Qatar, Ras Laffan, Safety and security

The newly established Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College (RLESC) in Qatar threw open its doors to the media last week for a special tour of its world-class facilities and infrastructure, highlighting the array of modern equipment, range of simulators, indoor and outdoor props available at the college.

RLESC is a premier emergency and safety training college designed to provide advanced training to professionals in the oil, gas, petrochemical, civil defence, civil and military aviation and other sectors in Qatar and the greater Middle East, North Africa and Asia regions.

Calling the event a great opportunity to cement the college’s growing reputation as a first-rate provider of industry education and professional training, Khalid Ahmed Al-Ansari, manager, RLESC, said: "RLESC aspires to be an active part of the community, and nothing is more rewarding than to play host to the vibrant media of Qatar to showcase our world-class facilities and classes.”

The college, whose facility is spread over one million square metres, is the result of a partnership and collaboration between Qatar Petroleum and the Ministry of Interior.

In its initial phase, RLESC will offer training and courses in fire emergency and safety, industrial fire fighting, search and rescue, hazardous materials, emergency medical services, and civil defence and aviation, while additional courses in health, safety and environment, public safety, and business continuity will further enrich its subject list at a later stage.

As part of a memorandum of understanding signed between Qatar Petroleum and the University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA, RLESC will also offer diplomas and four-year bachelor’s degrees in fire safety management and fire protection engineering.


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