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COVID19 – Omicron Statement

As you would expect, we have been keeping a close eye on this latest strain, the available evidence and the information, guidance and rules published by the Governments of Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

It is important to us, that we look after students and visitors to our site as well as our own staff when working on site or at other premises when working elsewhere in the UK.

Therefore, we have taken the decision to bring our usual “Christmas Close Down” forwards a little to help reduce the risk of spreading infection to those mentioned above. This means that the office will run at minimum staffing and we will not be facilitating any face to face training after Friday 17th December 2021.

We expect this measure to remain in place until Tuesday 4th January 2022 and will provide further updates if this should change. We have not taken this decision lightly and hope that anyone affected will understand our rationale for instigating these measures.

Please remain safe over the coming holiday season and we look forwards to seeing you again in 2022.

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Cresto Group Acquires Abtech Safety, Outreach Rescue & ORMS in UK

Cresto Group has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in the British group Abtech Safety, consisting of Abtech Safety Ltd, Outreach Organization Ltd and Outreach Rescue Medic Skills Ltd. The company has 30 employees and is a market leader in the United Kingdom. This acquisition further consolidates Cresto Group’s position as an international specialist and leader in this industry.  

Abtech Safety are leading suppliers of personal fall protection and rescue equipment in the United Kingdom, also providing advanced training and courses for the industrial sector and rescue specialists through the company Outreach Rescue. Abtech Safety was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Flintshire, UK. They market a range of high-quality personal fall protection and rescue products under their own brand Abtech®.

“Abtech’s and Outreach’s strong position in the United Kingdom and deep product knowledge and long experience within safety at heights, safety in confined spaces as well as safety on and around water, complement the business, goals and objectives of Cresto Group”, says Patrik Malterling, CEO of Cresto Group.

”We are very much looking forward to joining Bergman & Beving and Cresto Group and together drive development in safety at heights and rescue”, says the majority seller Ian Jones. “Abtech’s operations and culture fit well into Bergman & Beving’s business model, where entrepreneurial companies can continue to develop with active support from a strong owner”.

The Cresto Group now consist of six specialist fall protection and rescue companies and strong premium product brands such as Cresto and RESQ.

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Leaving Lockdown

We’re preparing for coming out of Lockdown at last.  You will notice a number of changes to the way we do things and the services we offer, in an effort to adapt to “the new normal”.

We will be following all safety advice and best practice, and there will be hygiene stations in all buildings, training areas and vehicles.

We will be limiting numbers on site to enable us to meet all social distancing requirements during our training periods and outside of them for those staying with us. This will mean that we cannot provide the same number of programmes on-site that we usually do.

Offsite, client premises training will also be available from the same time, again subject to travel permissions and with all risk assessments in place.

Watch this space for more news…