HOS gets behind BFPA hydraulics training initiative

We are delighted to be supporting the BFPA’s new training initiative to promote safe working practices within our industry.


The BFPA represents and supports businesses in the hydraulic, pneumatic and motion control industries in the UK. The BFPA is the only full-service UK Trade Association for all companies involved or associated with the Fluid Power Industry.


Launched in March 2021, the online hydraulics self-assessment questionnaire gives anyone working with hydraulics the opportunity to go onto the BFPA website and test their knowledge by answering a series of straight forward multiple-choice questions.


The level of hydraulics knowledge assessed is directly linked to the BFPA’s Minimum Educational Recommendations (MERs) which are seen as the industry standard for basic understanding for all those working at a practical level within the fluid power market.


Individuals and companies alike should look upon this simple online self-assessment as a great starting point towards the building of knowledge and practical skills for working with hydraulics. Making good use of this self-assessment will help raise an individual’s skill set and employability, and increase a company’s reputation for employing highly trained, competent staff.


HOS Director, Paul Taylor, commented, “We’re delighted to be highlighting and supporting the scheme by the BFPA, safety is paramount within the fluid power industry and this initiative can only enhance this further.  The safety of staff and customers is our top priority here at HOS therefore all of our engineers and hose technicians will be taking part in the survey to ensure any training requirements are highlighted and acted upon if necessary.”


To carry out the survey visit the BFPA website at:

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