Les Lobban

Technical Training Instructor
IKM Testing UK

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Les Lobban

Les is an accredited ECITB training instructor (Mechanical Joint Integrity), as well as our lead instructor for delivering IKM pipeline, process, and valves awareness and practical training courses. Whether it be for experienced industry personnel or those seeking to take their first steps into the industry, Les thrives on developing and delivering up-to-date and stimulating training.

Having previously worked as a Project Engineer, Regional Trainer and Supervisor within the process and pipeline divisions for the likes of Baker Hughes and EnerMech, Les has acquired great operational experience during his career thus far, including leak testing, bolting, pipe freezing, pigging and flushing, and valves maintenance and repair work scopes.

Les remains actively engaged with daily process, pipeline, and valves operations within IKM. Working closely with IKM operations personnel, QHSE, and our innovative design and engineering department, he safeguards that our training satisfies the ever changing needs of our dynamic industry, whilst simultaneously ensuring that safety and best practice remain firmly embedded within all our training. These unique in-house capabilities also enable him to develop and deliver bespoke training solutions to our clients, tailored around their unique set of requirements, with certain training even designed to be delivered offshore if needed.


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