Welcome to Trainor

Committed to safety

We are engineers, technical experts, designers, instructors, developers, animators, educators, creators, writers, communicators and filmmakers who are committed to making a safer world by offering the best possible training for professionals. Together, we create high impact eLearning and cutting edge training solutions for all your safety needs that keep people, the environment and assets safe.

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Game-changing eLearning

Trainor is a market leading EdTech company with an established track record in eLearning and safety training. We have over 40 years of experience in electrical safety and Ex safety, and have been producing engaging, impactful learning solutions for 20 years. We are a trusted partner of acclaimed numerous Norwegian, Nordic and international enterprises operating in a wide range of industries.

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Training for professionals. By professionals.

We're closely connected to industry. We can leverage our knowledge and experience of the day-to-day challenges and issues faced by our customers to create courses and situations that are relevant and relatable to their operating personnel.

40 years of safeguarding lives and protecting assets

We've been involved in training professionals based offshore and onshore for more than 40 years. We launched our first eLearning course in 1996 – one of the very first companies to deliver this type of training to market. We now bring the two worlds of traditional learning and digital learning together, combining them in smart training solutions that meet the needs of workers across the energy industry.

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Trainor established by 11 founders who were driven by a passion for keeping people safe at work.

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Trainor delivers its first eLearning course on Floppy Disk: FSE, or SL91 as it was called at that time.

Training for professionals

First version of trainor.no website is launched, allowing users to complete FSE and Ex basic courses via the company's learning management system.

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Delivered eLearning to Norway's largest industry project at all times (offshore).

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elearning of the future: Creation of the 3D universe “Electri City”, using the gaming platform Unreal Engine as a tool to recreate authentic work environments.

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Opening of Trainor virtual reality studio, along with the launch of Trainor App offering courses online and offline, course diplomas, documentation, tools and safety card.

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Trainor secures investment from EV Private Equity.

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A new era: setting new standards of safety training. Trainor gains a new digital profile with the acquisition of Teknikutbildarna i Norden in Sweden.

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Launch of Trainor's Fundamentals of Hazardous Areas eLearning courses, giving companies a new way to work safely.

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Acquisition of Distansia

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Trainor is acquired by Apave Group - an international group with more than 150 years of experience in the management of technical, environmental, human and digital risks.

Taking safety training to new levels

Trainor is an internationally recognised education technology company taking safety training to new levels. We provide training services, digital learning solutions and technical consultancy to offshore, maritime and onshore industries worldwide.

We have a value proposition that plays to the global electrification agenda, enhances technical competence and increases safety by significantly reducing the risk of hazardous incidents in workplace, all whilst delivering on our ESG sustainable development goals.

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Stian Martinsen Chief Executive Officer

Our team

Our team has unrivalled sector knowledge, technical competence and industry experience that we leverage to create exceptional safety-critical training. The team’s experience spans across a variety of disciplines - electro-engineering, automation, gaming technology, education, offshore, system development, battery technology, film making, script writing, rules and regulations, VR technology, 3D design, user experience, sales, corporate development, and project management to name but a few. Together, we combine to create a unique learning experience.

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We’re embedding key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments into our company strategy to create long term value for our customers and the health and safety industry.

Our values


Some call it being creative or innovative. We call it being courageous. Courage is not about seeking or taking unnecessary risks. For us, it's about daring to think differently, saying what we mean and doing what we believe in.


Being collaborative is about caring. Paying attention. Meeting needs. That's why we're close to customers, partners, industry organisations and authorities. We're committed to safety, giving solid professional perspectives and developing digital solutions that address industry's challenges.


Those who are curious are interested. Interest leads to new solutions, a long-term outlook and developing innovative approaches to do more for our customers, our industries and our planet.

Latest news

Sara Zetterberg is Trainor’s new Country Manager in Sweden
Sara Zetterberg is Trainor’s new Country Manager in Sweden

"With a solid background from the EdTech industry, as a network builder and founder, we are confident that Sara is the right person to lead and further develop Trainor Sweden and Distansia, says Stian Martinsen, CEO Trainor.

French Apave Group is the new owner of Trainor
French Apave Group is the new owner of Trainor

- With Apave's ownership, we will develop and grow even more, says CEO of Trainor, Stian Martinsen.

Trainor launches international forum for professionals working in hazardous areas.
Trainor launches international forum for professionals working in hazardous areas.

Trainor's digital forum for professionals in electrical safety has been a great success. Now, an international version is being launched, specifically tailored to those working in hazardous areas.

Trainor achieves re-certification in ISO 9001, as well as certifications in ISO 14001 and ISO 27001
Trainor achieves re-certification in ISO 9001, as well as certifications in ISO 14001 and ISO 27001

These certifications demonstrate Trainor's commitment to excellence in quality management, environmental stewardship, and information security.

Trainor and Equinor collaboration on wind power expertise
Trainor and Equinor collaboration on wind power expertise

With an increased focus on green energy, the need for new competence within electrical safety also increases. In close collaboration with Equinor, Trainor has now prepared training that sets a completely new standard.

CompEx select Trainor eLearning to optimise learning and safety in the water utilities sector
CompEx select Trainor eLearning to optimise learning and safety in the water utilities sector

Market-leading Norwegian EdTech company, Trainor, has been selected as the eLearning partner for CompEx - a globally recognised certification scheme - in support of its mission to optimise learning and enhance safety outcomes in the water utilities sector.

New collaboration with IKM Instrutek
New collaboration with IKM Instrutek

-IKM Instrutek is a significant company in Norway, and it is a great recognition that they choose us as a supplier of training services, says Rolf Kinck, Senior Key Account Manager at Trainor.

Are to deliver training to Equinor for at least five new years
Are to deliver training to Equinor for at least five new years

- A responsibility we take very seriously, says Trond Løfqvist in Trainor. The ed-tech company has signed a new framework agreement with Equinor


Contact us

Do you need assistance with choosing the most suitable courses for you or your employees? Is there something you would like to share about our services? We value your feedback and are always happy to talk to you.

Head office

Kjelleveien 21
3125 Tønsberg