Aquatic Enhances Offshore Personnel Training

Posted by Michelle Howard
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., an Acteon company, has worked with specialist health and safety training provider Survivex, to create a bespoke course for its offshore teams who work at height using harnesses.


Aquatic’s modular reel drive systems can stand up to 7m high when assembled, and the company’s offshore teams must use harnesses and ladders to complete the assembly. In addition to teaching best practice during normal operations, the course will also show personnel how to secure and rescue a colleague who has fallen in the harness or become unconscious.  


Aquatic’s commitment to excellence in health and safety training and practice prompted the company to commission a customised course to improve body positioning and establish good practice for personnel assembling the AQPR-02 modular drive system. The course also covers the introduction of new work positioning harnesses that give technicians a higher degree of comfort and mobility while allowing them to use both hands for working.


Aquatic chose Aberdeen-based Survivex because it delivers realistic survival and industrial skills training and is renowned across the offshore industry for high quality courses. The first training course was held in January 2014, and the content will be rolled out to all offshore personnel during the first quarter.


Aquatic’s offshore training supervisor, Sandy Roberts, said, “We have worked with Survivex before. Their knowledge and reputation meant they were the company of choice when we recognised the need to design a course for working at height training.”


John Spellman, HSEQ manager at Aquatic said, “HSEQ is a vital part of our contract wins. We pay attention to the views and information contained in our internal observation card system, which encourages employees to report any HSEQ issues of concern. This training course will empower and enable our personnel to familiarise themselves with the new equipment in a low-pressure environment before they use it on a project out on a vessel at sea. As a responsible employer working in a high-risk industry, we cannot afford to be complacent about the health and safety of our people.”  


Chris Bews, account manager at Survivex, said, “Creating a course that is designed specifically for the needs of Aquatic employees helps to ensure that the issues we cover are relevant to the reality of the company’s working environment and that the training outcome is of direct benefit to Aquatic offshore personnel.”


 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Gofree Available on B&G® Zeus2 & Zeus2 Glass Helm

B&G® announced today the availability of the newly launched GoFreeTM wireless, cloud-enabled features on its full line of Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays.

USCG Monitors Cargo Vessel Near Welch island Ore.

The Coast Guard is monitoring a vessel that lost propulsion and briefly grounded in the vicinity of Welch Island, Wednesday. The crew of the 738-foot bulk

GOST® to Unveil New Products at MSE Conference

GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies),announced today that it will highlight its newest commercial maritime products at the 2015 Maritime Security East conference in Jacksonville,

News

Gofree Available on B&G® Zeus2 & Zeus2 Glass Helm

B&G® announced today the availability of the newly launched GoFreeTM wireless, cloud-enabled features on its full line of Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays.

USCG Monitors Cargo Vessel Near Welch island Ore.

The Coast Guard is monitoring a vessel that lost propulsion and briefly grounded in the vicinity of Welch Island, Wednesday. The crew of the 738-foot bulk

GOST® to Unveil New Products at MSE Conference

GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies),announced today that it will highlight its newest commercial maritime products at the 2015 Maritime Security East conference in Jacksonville,

Marine Equipment

BIMCO Environmental Performance Guide

BIMCO today launched a new, multi-part guidance resource to support ship owners and operators in improving their environmental performance and the efficiency of their ships.

Coastal Interceptors for Kuwait Coast Guard

Following an extensive evaluation protocol, the Kuwaiti Ministry of the interior has placed an order with Tampa Yacht Manufacturing LLC based in Florida – U.

Pronomar, ELA Cooperation Continues

Drying container exhibited again on EWEA in Copenhagen   In October 2014 Pronomar shared news about its cooperation with German based company ELA Container Offshore

Maritime Safety

Gofree Available on B&G® Zeus2 & Zeus2 Glass Helm

B&G® announced today the availability of the newly launched GoFreeTM wireless, cloud-enabled features on its full line of Zeus2 and Zeus2 Glass Helm multifunction displays.

USCG Monitors Cargo Vessel Near Welch island Ore.

The Coast Guard is monitoring a vessel that lost propulsion and briefly grounded in the vicinity of Welch Island, Wednesday. The crew of the 738-foot bulk

GOST® to Unveil New Products at MSE Conference

GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies),announced today that it will highlight its newest commercial maritime products at the 2015 Maritime Security East conference in Jacksonville,

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3326 sec (3 req/sec)