Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd, an Acteon company, has worked with specialist health and safety training provider Survivex, to create a bespoke course for its offshore teams who work at height using harnesses.
Aquatic’s modular reel drive systems can stand up to 7m high when assembled, and the company’s offshore teams must use harnesses and ladders to complete the assembly. In addition to teaching best practice during normal operations, the course will also show personnel how to secure and rescue a colleague who has fallen in the harness or become unconscious.
Aquatic’s commitment to excellence in health and safety training and practice prompted the company to commission a customised course to improve body positioning and establish good practice for personnel assembling the AQPR-02 modular drive system. The course also covers the introduction of new work positioning harnesses that give technicians a higher degree of comfort and mobility while allowing them to use both hands for working.
Aquatic chose Aberdeen-based Survivex because it delivers realistic survival and industrial skills training and is renowned across the offshore industry for high quality courses. The first training course was held in January 2014, and the content will be rolled out to all offshore personnel during the first quarter.