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Rescue & Response

AIS Training deliver OPITO Approved training courses for Oil & Gas and Offshore. Including Emergency Response Training, Helicopter Escape and Confined Spaces.

OPITO Offshore Helideck Assistant (HDA) & Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) Further
Newcastle

Under the supervision of the Offshore Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO), Offshore Helideck Assistants (HDAs) typically carry out routine helideck operations such as maintenance and testing of helideck systems and equipment.

HDAs also assist with passenger embarkation and disembarkation, as well as transferring freight and passenger baggage to and from the helicopter when it has landed on the Helideck of an offshore fixed or mobile installation or vessel.

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OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM)
Newcastle

The HDA Helideck Emergency Response Team Member (HERTM) Training Programme is to equip Offshore Helideck Assistants with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to perform emergency response team member role in offshore helideck and helicopter emergencies.

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Portable Ladder Usage and Inspection
Newcastle

The aim of this half day course is to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to inspect, produce records and safely use portable ladders and step ladders.

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OPITO Authorised Gas Tester (Level 1, 2 or 3)
Aberdeen

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STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) Update Training
Newcastle

Seafarers who hold an existing personal survival techniques (PST) certificate are required to complete this updating training course to maintain proficiency under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (comes into place on 1st January 2017).

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STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) Update Training
Newcastle

This course will ensure seafarers who hold a valid Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP&FF) certificate as set out in STCW 95 regulation VI/1 and section A-VI/1 of the STCW code can revalidate their competency in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of STCW paragraph 3. Which states that “seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 2 in basic training shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence” in accordance with the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments.

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STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)
Newcastle

The STCW Convention and Code as has been amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training. All personnel employed or engaged on board ships to which the ISPS Code applies, require this training.

The MCA Accredited STCW ISPS Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) Course meets the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements set out in Regulation VI/6, paragraph 4 and Section A-VI/6, paragraphs 4 of the STCW  Convention and Code 1978, as amended. Approved by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), it has been designed to give delegates an understanding of their various security awareness and understanding of the Ship Maritime Security Levels. 

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STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD)
Newcastle

The MCA PDSD course follows the ISPS Code, which is a comprehensive set of maritime security measures to enhance the safety and security of ships and port facilities against criminal, terrorist, maritime espionage breaches and international piracy. It does this by providing a standardised framework model of risk management that is internationally recognised. Designed during the fall out of the 9/11 attacks, it is implemented through XI-2 of the SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) Convention and is mandatory for the 148 contracting governments who have signed up to this.

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STCW Proficiency as a Ships Security Officer (SSO)
Newcastle

The MCA SSO course follows the ISPS Code, which is a comprehensive set of maritime security measures to enhance the safety and security of ships and port facilities against criminal, terrorist, maritime espionage breaches and international piracy. It does this by providing a standardised framework model of risk management that is internationally recognised. Designed during the fall out of the 9/11 attacks, it is implemented through XI-2 of the SOLAS (Safety Of Life At Sea) Convention and is mandatory for the 148 contracting governments who have signed up to this.

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AIS Advanced Hub Rescue (AHR)
Newcastle

The Advanced Hub Rescue module is designed to provide personnel with the necessary specialist skills and knowledge that will enable them to react in an effective, safe and prompt manner to stabilise and rescue personnel incapacitated within various sections of the nacelle including the hub. 

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Advanced Wind Turbine Rescue
Newcastle

When working in wind turbines one may face difficult and complicated rescue situations, should accidents occur. The purpose of this course is to give individuals who work in wind turbines, professional, simple and specific tools to approach complicated rescue situations and the skills, knowledge, attitude and competences to successfully complete an advanced rescue ensuring the safety of all parties. 

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OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader
Newcastle

Providing the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to perform the role of Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader

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AIS Advanced Confined Space & Entry
Aberdeen, Newcastle

For delegates to apply an advanced level of safe working practices in higher risk confined space environments including an introduction to the use of full Breathing Apparatus sets.

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OPITO Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader
Newcastle

This refresher course is designed to meet the further practice requirements not able to be met offshore for Offshore Emergency Response Team Leaders.

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RUK/GWO First Aid
Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle, On-site

The combined RUK/GWO First Aid is part of a suite of courses designed to keep you safe when working in and around wind turbines. 

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RUK/GWO Fire Awareness
Grimsby, Newcastle, On-site

The combined RUK/GWO Fire Awareness course provides the basic knowledge to work safely in the wind industry and conform to Emergency Response requirements both onshore and offshore.

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Shoulder Measurements
Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle, On-site

This is for getting your shoulder measurements taken. It is done by a trained operative which will allow personnel to travel by helicopter to an offshore installation as required by UK Civil Aviation Authority regulations.

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RUK/GWO Sea Survival/ (MST)Marine Safety Transfer Refresher
Newcastle

This refresher course is required for all personnel transferring to or from an offshore wind energy installation. Produced to maintain the basic skills and competence required to complete this transfer safely. Delegates completing this course will be deemed to have demonstrated the basic knowledge and competence to transfer to and from an installation in the wind energy industry.

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ECITB Low Risk Confined Space
Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle

This ECITB Confined Space course specifically concentrates on low risk shallow entries with adequate ventilation, natural or mechanical, where access is simple and unobstructed and there is no likely risk of flooding. Therefore it’s for entries no deeper than 3 metres, with an unobstructed vertical lift, a straight ladder into a dark chamber. 

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ECITB Medium Risk Confined Space
Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle

This course specifically concentrates on medium entries with adequate ventilation, natural or mechanical, where access is simple and unobstructed and there is no likely risk of flooding. Therefore it’s for entries deeper than 3 metres, with an unobstructed vertical lift, a straight ladder into a dark chamber. Delegates will be shown two methods of entry: staying on lifeline to complete the task, where if they collapsed the retrieval equipment would be operated and removal from the life line in where rescue team would be required.

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ECITB High Risk Confined Space
Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle

This High Risk course is for personnel nominated to work in or at Confined Spaces where work has been classified as high risk (NC4).  These spaces are primarily enclosed and are a potential hazardous working environment and where self contained breathing apparatus is required to be worn.

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STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
Newcastle

This training is intended to meet the requirements set out in Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code for training in personal safety and social responsibilities. The training forms part of the requirements for basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety or pollution prevention duties in the operation of the ship. The training must be undertaken before new entrants are assigned to any such shipboard duties. The objective of the training is to give all persons intending to go to sea a basic induction in safety procedures and accident prevention and to familiarise them with the employment conditions and working environment on board merchant vessels.

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OPITO Further Offshore Emergency Response Team Member
Newcastle

This refresher course is designed to meet the further practice requirements not able to be met offshore for Offshore Emergency Response Team Members

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OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Member
Newcastle

Each offshore oil and gas platform or drilling rig will have an Emergency Response Team ready to react in the unfortunate event of an emergency situation. This intensive Offshore Firefighting and Emergency response course provides delegates the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to perform the role of the Offshore Emergency Response Team Member effectively. 

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Offshore Oil & Gas Medical
Newcastle, On-site

Every offshore worker must undergo and pass a medical examination which classifies them as medically fit to work in the offshore environment. 

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OPITO MIST
Aberdeen, Grimsby, Newcastle, On-site

This course is designed to meet the MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training) standard for personnel who will be working within the Oil and Gas Industry, and complies with the requirements laid down by OPITO.

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