About the BFPA Training Academy

The BFPA have for many years been passionate about raising standards within the fluid power market and industry as a whole, with this objective in mind we have created a suite of valuable training courses that have been developed by utilising the knowledge of industry experts, so no matter what industry you are associated with be it: Construction, Marine, Agriculture, Offshore, Renewable energy, Rail, Mining, and many other industries, these training courses from the BFPA Training Academy will be relevant for both employers and employees.

The BFPA’s series of short generic hose related training courses are designed to increase and improve safety for people who work with hydraulic and pneumatic hoses at all levels: from the system designer and field engineer, to the machine operator and the person who actually makes hose assemblies.

Since 2009 when the BFPA first launched the Foundation Safety course and the Hose Assembly Skills Training Programme numbers on both courses have grown year on year. Due to market demand 2014 saw the introduction of two further courses, the Hose Integrity, Inspection and Management course and the Small Bore Tubing Integrity course and in 2017 a one day refresher course for the Hose Assembly Skills programme was added.

Driven by the requests from Association members 2018 saw the launch of the new Hydrostatic Proof Pressure Testing course with an Industrial Hose course at the development stage.

2020 saw the introduction of online training with several of our traditional ‘face to face’ courses being adapted to provide additional opportunities for delegates to access our training programme.

Both the online and face to face training courses are available throughout the year and can be accessed directly from the BFPA through either our Open Course Programmes or through agreed dedicated group training sessions. Plus one of our Approved Training Partners can also be approached.