Straight after DROS, FTA set up another training program for Soilmec customers in the United States. Supported by Western Equipment Solutions, Soilmec long-standing partner in North America, FTA carried out successful field training for drill rig operators in Los Angeles, September 17-21. The intense five-day session on Soilmec's SR-40 covered fundamentals of drilling operations and techniques, including equipment and job site safety, tools design and application, integrated control systems, drilling instrumentation and troubleshooting.
At the beginning of October FTA then organised a training session on the Soilmec SR-45 for one of its major customers in Fukuoka, Japan. A comprehensive on-the-job training program explained drilling equipment and procedures involved in bored piles design and execution. This four-day hands-on course was held during start-up and commissioning of a new Soilmec rig helping students to reinforce their basics and update professional knowledge and skills.