Q3 Jul-Sep 2009 Newsletter

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The third issue of our bi - monthly newsletter is packed with events that KBA and subsidiary companies have carried out during the recent months and will be conducting in the coming months ahead. You will read that the focus of this newsletter is on Training – as by introducing exciting new courses later this year will enable you to plan your schedules so that you will be able to attend them and take full advantage of not only specialist training and competency development such as the Governors Risk Analysis and Investigator 3- TOPSET ® Incident Investigation Course, but be involved with NEBOSH Pilot courses for International Construction Certificate and NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety. This letter also informs you of the new training aids we now have for our DMT courses and how we make the training ‘as real as possible’. Not forgetting that both KBA and KBAM are very busy with projects worldwide. While Rozani (KB Access trainer) is currently climbing un-climbed mountains in the Tien Shan mountain range in Central Asia that stretch’s across large tracts of China (Xinjiang), Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. KB Access are pleased to be the Main Sponsor for this exciting venture.

Enjoy this news up date and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards
Darren Brunton
Managing Director

KB Access instructor takes part in ‘Spirit of Singapore Expedition'

The Team  leaving Singapore Airport 2nd August from left to right:-
Grant Rawlinson; Mohd Rozani; David Lim

KB Access Pte Ltd, a Subsidiary Company of KB Associates Pte Ltd has joined the Spirit of Singapore Expedition as the Main Expedition Sponsor.

At KB Associates Pte Ltd social responsibility means taking into account the communities in which the Group operates, and also involves relations with their employees. We are therefore pleased we are able to sponsor this exciting adventure with the expedition team whom Mohd Rozani as the KB Access Senior Rope Access Technician trainer is a member of.

In pursuit of new frontiers this expedition exhibits the spirit of KB Associates and KB Access by seeking new challenges and striving to the highest level of Professionalism and Safety. We are proud to be a sponsor to this expedition.

The “ Spirit of Singapore Expedition 2009”, intends to climb several virgin peaks in the Tien Shan mountain range in Central Asia. Stretching across large tracts of China (Xinjiang), Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Tien Shan range contains one of the highest concentrations of unclimbed peaks in the world. The expedition will focus on peaks in the Sary Dhaz range, a quiet, rarely frequented area, and far from the popular 7000m peaks in the area.

The 2009 Expedition will not only attempt more virgin peaks than the 2005 exhibition, but will also attempt the first ascent of an unnamed peak, thought to be 5000-6000m in height, which has been dubbed “The Razor” on a prior aerial reconnaissance. This would be the highest unclimbed peak attempted by a Singapore team

Climbing virgin peaks represent’s some of the boldest and imaginative mountaineering available in the world. It takes the climber into a realm of uncertainty and risk.

The management of KBA and all our staff wish them every success with their ascent of new peaks and a safe return to Singapore in August.

KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd are pleased to work with Governors Risk Management from Holland to bring you Risk Analysis & Incident Investigation course

Governors Risk Management and KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd invite you to attend the upcoming Risk Analysis & Incident Investigation Course in Singapore. In this four day course you will become familiar with the methods and their supporting software tools of the complete and integrated Governors Risk Management package. By means of practical case studies and real life examples from the Marine industry you will learn to apply the methods in your own work environment. Using workshops and interactive sessions the trainers will make sure that you will go home a practiced user of both the methods and software tools. The case studies and examples will come from the Marine and Diving Industry, as well as general construction industry case studies but the course will be accessible for other industries.

For more details contact us Now- limited number of seats available on the course 22nd – 25th September (then enjoy the Singapore Grand Prix weekend)

KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd conducts first NEBOSH IGC in Bali Indonesia


August 3rd 2009 saw another landmark for KBAT with the first NEBSOH IGC course to be held in Bali – Indonesia. This is the 5th course to be held in Indonesia – with previous courses conducted in Bandung. Clients requested if the course can be conducted in the resort Island of Bali –with the approvals of NEBOSH and several weeks planning the course has commenced with excellent attendance.  The venue is fantastic – we will be scheduling more NEBOSH courses in Bali in the future – look out for dates or contact us for more details

KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd has been invited to pilot the new NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE(NEBOSH ICC)



This is a very exciting development and we want you to be part of this exciting new course. Training will be delivered over 2 weeks in November 2009 with examinations on the 19th of November. The Pilot course is being conducted at selected providers in UK, UAE and Singapore, this is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with the development of the NEBOSH ICC course and be one of the first to achieve the qualification on successfully passing the examinations. The NEBOSH International Construction Certificate pilot course commences on Monday the 9th of November and culminates with a written examination (ICC1) on the 19th of November.

Work in the construction industry can be a very rewarding profession. The world economy is heavily influenced by construction activities and almost everyone has some involvement in construction work during their lifetime. Nevertheless construction remains a very hazardous industry that accounts for a large number of accidents each year. The NEBOSH International Construction Certificate is a specialist professional qualification that allows individuals to gain a good grounding in construction related health and safety and satisfy employers that they are up to the job.

A further up date on the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety (Pilot Course) will be available soon

Diver Medic Training ‘Get's Real’


KBAT are pleased to inform you that we are taking IMCA Diver Medic training to a new level of reality!!! With our recently installed 60’’ full fitted out DDC / Hyperbaric Facility where transfers of injured divers and subsequent treatment of divers can be carried out and practiced with scenario based exercises; we have now added a diving bell to our training aids – the bell which was previously an unused item in Batam Indonesia and has been gratefully provided with the support from Global Industries Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and is currently being cleaned / painted and fitted out for use for practicing bell diver recovery and CPR in a training ‘dry’ environment. Wayne Lee our DMT Trainer is a experienced Singapore Armed Forces medic and trainer – he has recently completed his diver training and more recently attended the Advanced Diving/Hyperbaric Clinical Team Training Program at ‘Hyperbarics International’ in Florida USA.

Along with the full range of medical training aids, International Approved First Aid Qualifications and hospital attendance at a local Singapore A & E ward the KBAT - IMCA DMT and DMTR course are much aligned with a statement from a famous beer!!! PROBABLY THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!

Enhancing the training provided is a continual commitment from the management of KBAT – so students attending our courses gain more than JUST A CERTIFICATE from the course – but valuable TRAINING EXPERIENCE.


KMB / DSI Helmet Technician Training as competency development becomes increasingly popular

KBAT are an approved training provider for Kirby Morgan Hat Technician and Operator courses since 2008; with 3 full time approved trainers, KBAT have conducted courses in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, UAE, Offshore Saudi Arabia,  Qatar and within Iran, Sharjah & Dubai. More recently courses in Singapore and UAE have trained and certified 32 personal as KMB / DSI Basic Helmet Technicians. At our training facility in Singapore, KBAT has 13 KMB Helmets and Masks including KMB27,37,47,57 and 77 helmets and the KM18 and 28 band Masks- providing the up to date full range in use today.  The inventory includes all standard regulators from the 350 Super Flow, 450 and the REX.  With such a selection of helmets and regulators in house, the course covers the full range of Kirby Helmets / Masks available in the industry today and on successful completion the certification is awarded from Divelab USA. To compliment this, we have further invested in industry common used first stage regulators, intending that our students get the most out of the learning experience. We are proud that the course provides such training aids and that every student gets hands on experience with each piece of equipment during the course.  We firmly believe that this provides a valuable experience that will go a long way toward competency based training.

Look out for our next course date scheduled in Singapore at http://www.kbatraining.org
KBA Marine Services (KBAM) off to a flying start

KBAM has been in full operation for 4 months with Capt Ron MacDonald heading up the services provided by the company. With ongoing contracts in Singapore, Australia, China, UAE / and USA and contracts completed for companies based in Malaysia, Sakhalin and Singapore - covering Marine Consultancy, CMID‘s/ DP Audits and supply of marine personnel we are expanding the services of KBAM at a pace the management are very pleased with. Providing a professional and independent service by competent personnel has been key to the rapid growth of KBAM. More for details or information regarding KBAM services please contact us at enquiries@kbassociates.org or visit the KBAM web site page at http://www.kbassociates.org/kbam_index.html

KBA Now recruiting

KBA and Subsidiary companies are now recruiting the following positions;- Marine Consultants with DP experience; Marine Client Representatives; Process Safety Engineers (Oil and Gas), Safety Trainers (must be CMIOSH); Marketing Executive; Senior Accounts Manager; Diving Safety Representatives; Diving Client Representatives. If you think you have the experience and qualifications to fill any of these positions and would like to join the team at KBA - we would be pleased to hear from you- send your CV to hr@kbassociates.org

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