Training

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

The modular reel drive systems of Aquatic can stand up to seven metres high when assembled, and in order to complete the assembly, the company’s offshore teams must use harnesses and ladders.

The course teaches best practice during normal operations and will also show personnel how to secure and rescue a colleague who has fallen in the harness or become unconscious.

Aquatic said that it commissioned the customised course to improve body positioning and establish good practice for personnel assembling the AQPR-02 modular drive system.

"In January 2014, the first training course was held and the content will be rolled out to all offshore personnel during the first quarter."

Technicians can acquire a higher degree of comfort and mobility through the new course, which also covers the introduction of new work positioning harnesses and allows them to use both hands for working.

In January 2014, the first training course was held and the content will be rolled out to all offshore personnel during the first quarter.

Aquatic HSEQ manager John Spellman said: "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."


Image: The course will show personnel the method to secure and rescue an unconscious colleague. Photo: courtesy of Aquatic.

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