Training & Verification
Industry and client specific training to meet UK standards of practice in offshore and marine operations specialising in
emergency response. Provider of fully tested ongoing onboard development and training programmes.


Offshore Training Programme
Ongoing Onboard Development Training
North Sea Services Provide an Ongoing Programme of Competency Based Training for the crews of U.K. emergency
response and rescue vessels.

A System of Scenario based training units are provided to the vessel operator for continuous practice of emergency
response skills, Coupled with Comprehensive questioning and feedback reporting.

The System provides ongoing training in the workplace.

Regular visits from the training provider to the vessel, improve knowledge, understanding and support the OPITO
specialised skills assessment.

Verification and Assessment is via annual monitoring visits to the vessel from the NSTS team, Comprising a Bridge
assessor and Deck Assessor. Full emergency response exercises are conducted and all crews OPITO Specialised skills
are assessed against the OODTP Standards.



Advanced Medical Aid

Course Aims and Target Group
This Course is designed to meet the standard requirements of an Advance Medical Aider on board a emergency
response and rescue vessel

Course Content & Training Outcomes
Delegates follow a Programme of Explanation, Demonstration and Practical scenario training to give advanced
knowledge of immediate care, to include defibrillation, laryngeal mask airway, cannulation and intravenous fluids and
advanced management techniques for an injured person.

Assessment and Certification
Delegates gain certification by showing an acceptable standard via examination, continual assessment and a high
standard of performance. Assessment is via a Qualified assessor.

Prerequisites
Attendance on this course is open to delegates who are in possession of a valid Initial Training Certificate.


Advanced Medical Aid Further Training

Course Aims and Target Group
This Course is designed to meet the standard requirements of an Advance Medical Aider on board a emergency
response and rescue vessel

Course Content & Training Outcomes
Delegates follow a Programme of Explanation, Demonstration and Practical scenario training to give advanced
knowledge of immediate care, to include defibrillation, laryngeal mask airway, cannulation and intravenous fluids and
advanced management techniques for an injured person.

Assessment and Certification
Delegates gain certification by showing an acceptable standard via examination, continual assessment and a high
standard of performance. Assessment is via a Qualified assessor.

Prerequisites
Attendance on this course is open to delegates who are in possession of a valid Initial Training Certificate.
Emergency response testing
Meeting industry requirements for a marine emergency response cooperation plan (ERCOP) is a specialist activity which
requires a thorough understanding of current legislation and best practice for assuring and testing resources.
NSS have simple systems for third party verification which can support compliance with industry regulators such as the
MCA. NSS have been providing these services to the oil and gas industry since 1994 and have a tried and tested model
which can be applied to the offshore renewables industry.
An initial consultation can identify the site, the resources and the assets available to meet emergency response
requirements. 
Vessel and crew audits verify the resources and compliances with applicable standards and provide scope for
review, reporting and recording.
Annual exercises with full briefings provide performance testing data and a hands-on analysis of the ER capability
with report and data recording.
An ongoing programme of desktop exercises can support smaller areas requiring attention both shorebased and
offshore.