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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 NSS 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.


Workboat Training Programme
Course Aims and Target Group
To provide candidates with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary to operate an offshore workboat. The course is designed to meet the requirements for commercial operators providing waterborne surveillance, emergency response, patrol services and support. In accordance with the MCA Workboat codes of practice, upon successful completion of the programme candidates shall be competent to act as skippers and boat crew within a specific required application.

Course Format and Assessment
Qualified instructors and assessors will deliver the programme. Oral theory is kept to a minimum and practical demonstrations are provided for each participant. The candidates will have the opportunity to practice and develop the skills necessary to achieve the required competence. Assessments will be by way of continuous ongoing analysis during observation and practice phases, followed by a final oral and practical assessment at the end of the programme. Candidates shall have the opportunity to further address any special assessment needs through a closely linked candidate support facility.

Training Outcomes
Candidates will, after successful completion of the programme be competent in the following skills:

  • Launch and Recovery Operations
  • Emergency Response Co-Ordination
  • Practical Boat Handling (Bad Weather Handling, Enclosed Wheelhouse Operations, Surveillance, Fast Patrol)
  • Operation of Electronic Equipment (Navaids, Radar, GPS and Communication Systems)
  • Search and Rescue Operations and Planning
  • Navigation, Chartwork and IRPCS
  • Operational Risk Awareness
  • Personnel and crew transfers at sea

Candidate Pre-Course Requisites
As this course is of an advanced nature, all candidates shall be expected to have a reasonable level of competence and practical experience in basic boat handling coupled with a basic knowledge of chartwork, buoyage and the international regulations for the prevention of collision at sea.


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.

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