By Peter Tawse
As we prepare for another riser column inspection campaign, our offshore team are updating and refreshing their confined space entry, rescue & breathing apparatus competencies in our dedicated WA training facility.
As a Project Manager in the offshore oil & gas industry, it is a very daunting prospect planning a project that is going to put people into a known high-risk environment, that if not carefully controlled, has the potential to cause serious harm, injury or worse. That is why having access to facilities which you can train for every conceivable eventuality is so important for both Vertech and our clients.
Our training facility team applied our extensive industry knowledge to develop and implement specialist training packages that closely replicate the conditions and environment of offshore operating assets. This has allowed the project team to hone their skills by conducting practical demonstrations and rescue simulations for all likely events offshore. This not only reduces the health & safety risks for our clients to an as low a reasonably practicable (ALARP) position it has also proven essential to reducing schedule and budget overrun risks for our clients.