IMCA publishes updated ‘guidance on the use of simulators’
The use of simulators for training and education purposes is common practice in certain areas of the oil and gas industry, particularly in equipment familiarisation and
The use of simulators for training and education purposes is common practice in certain areas of the oil and gas industry, particularly in equipment familiarisation and emergency response exercises, so it is vital that information on their use is regularly updated.
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has just issued ‘Guidance on the Use of Simulators’ (IMCA C 014 Rev. 2) in order to ensure that all users of simulators have access to the most up-to-date information. IMCA C 014 was originally published in 2010 and updated in August 2011.
The use of a simulator in a structured training programme can provide trainees with valuable practical hands-on experience in a safe, controlled environment. Simulators can also be used for work planning/mission planning purposes including engineering development, procedure development, technical assessments, research, and asset risk assessment,” explains Hugh Williams, Chief Executive of IMCA. “The front section of our invaluable slim volume covers general issues such as definitions, the types of simulator and their appropriateness for training and competence assessment purposes. There are then a number of appendices.