Drake Port Simulators
Housed in Mersey Maritime’s dedicated Quay Skills Training Suite in Birkenhead, Wirral, is Quay Skills: Dockside which consists of three full size training simulators.
Developed by Drake alongside Mersey Maritime with partners AIMS Solutions the simulators replicate operations on five separate pieces of dockside equipment:
- Quay Crane
- Gantry Crane
- Straddle Carrier
- Forklift Truck
- IMV Tugmaster
Learners use the simulators to drive virtual equipment in the recreated virtual environment of Liverpool’s Seaforth Container Terminal and Twelve Quays Terminal in Birkenhead; however the software can be customised to recreate any port environment anywhere in the world.
Benefits of using simulators to enhance on-the-job training include:
- No downtime on live equipment
- Fuel savings
- Damage limitation
- Ability to establish aptitude
- Ability to customise software
- Accident recreation
- Hazardous situation preparation
For more information about Drake Simulators or Training Services or call Ian Roots on 020 7484 0800.