[Feb 2023] Hexis Supports Ex-Military with Transition Into the Wind Sector

The offshore wind industry gained four new recruits this week after they completed their training with East Coast College as part of a Military into Offshore Wind initiative. The programme aims to attract those seeking a new career after serving in the armed forces into the engineering construction industry. It is a collaboration between the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), East Coast College, and local employers.


The collaborative project was co-funded by the ECITB and East Coast College through Growth Deal Funding. The programme syllabus included:

  • Introduction to the offshore wind sector
  • Health and behavioural safety in the sector
  • Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training
  • Energy Institute Wind Turbine Safety Rules (WTSR)
  • GWO Slinger course
  • Employability support
  • ECITB Wind Turbine Compact and Davit Cranes Maintenance and Statutory Inspection
  • ECITB Wind Turbine Service Lift Maintenance and Statutory Inspection
  • ECITB Inspection of Working at Height Systems and Equipment

“I see the industry as a route for me to progress in my career. This training programme is allowing me to take the first steps into the sector and into employment.” – George Reeve, ex military student.

[Sep 2022] Hexis Gains ECITB Accreditation for Wind Turbine Statutory Maintenance and Inspection Training

We are excited to announce that Hexis Training are the first and only company approved to deliver this newly created, industry specific and fully accredited course for statutory inspection and maintenance on wind farm support systems. From pioneering the standards alongside a working group of industry experts, we are proud to be in the position to finally be able to make a positive impact on the industry from the comfort of our state-of-the-art facility based in East Coast College in Lowestoft.


“The ECITB statutory inspection standards have been specifically developed for the offshore wind sector in response to operational concerns about standards of competence in the field. In their development, experts from across the sector have come together to produce a comprehensive framework which will raise the standard of competency in the field, providing assurance to inspection providers and operators alike.” – John Brooke, Cohort Member.


“From what was an initial idea in Stowen’s board room, this journey of not only approval, but pioneering this suite of standards alongside industry experts has been a challenge but also a privilege to be part of. Offshore wind inspection technicians can now be trained to a level not only recognised by the industry, but designed by the industry.” – Kieron Ford, Managing Director (Renewables), Stowen Clean Energy.

Hexis Gains GWO Accreditation for Basic Safety Training.

If you would like to train at one of the country’s most realistic, environmental simulators for Sea Survival or on industry standard ladders and working at height equipment, we are delighted to announce that Hexis Training is now a fully accredited GWO training provider.


Able to offer the full basic training and basic safety training refresher courses using our state-of-the-art facility located in Lowestoft. With a strong experienced team at the helm, we guarantee nothing but the best.