Central to Whale’s success is training. Recognising the importance of a well-trained and highly motivated workforce, Whale Tankers operates one of the largest modern engineering apprenticeship schemes in the Midlands.
Aware of the need to support ongoing personal development, Whale Tankers actively encourages its employees to strive for relevant professional qualifications, whether through a process of external or on-the-job training.
Whale Tankers can provide training to customers, as well as its own personnel, through a range of standard and accredited training schemes covering all aspects of the industry. Such is the importance that Whale Tankers places on people, the company enjoys negligible absenteeism and employee retention that is the envy of any business.
Whale offer a range of industry related training courses and are an Energy & Utility Skills accredited Gold training provider.
Drain & Sewer Cleaning Using High Pressure Water
The course is designed for sewerage tanker operators and sewer jetting operatives, using Van pack and Trailer Jetters or Jetvac and Combination units. The course will operate over two days including a Health and Safety module and practical assessment.
Working In Confined Space Training
This two-day course provides knowledge of confined spaces and their inherent dangers. The course provides underpinning knowledge to plan, enter, work and exit such areas, including via a vertical shaft, and where escape breathing apparatus is used as part of a planned means of self rescue.
Vacuum Tanker & Jetvac Training
This is a one day practical training course. The course is designed for experienced and novice Sewerage Tanker Drivers and Sewer Jetting Operatives. Developed with Whale Tankers it is aimed at crews who are required to safely operate vacuum tankers.
Safe Isolation & De-Ragging Of Dry & Wet Well Pumps
This is a one-day practical training course specifically designed for Sewerage Operatives, who in their normal course of work are required to correctly isolate and de-rag shaft driven dry well pumps and submersible wet well pumps.
Delegates on all courses will receive a “Certificate of Training” and EUS photographic identification card. They will also appear on the Energy & Utility Skills Register as a result of their attendance on this course, once they have demonstrated to the course tutor through written assessment and group practical exercises that they understand the dangers and can implement the safe systems of work explained to them in the course.
The National Drainage Academy are Whale Tankers training partner