A subsea tool specialist has found an innovative way of bridging the oil and gas industry’s skills gap by collaborating with a world class commercial diving training academy.
Fisher Offshore is working in conjunction with the Professional Diving Academy (PDA) in a partnership which will see both continue to place an importance on supporting new industry talent.
A range of hydraulic tools - which includes a mixture of wrenches, saws and grinders suitable for underwater use - has been handed over to Dunoon-based training facility and will be used to prepare its next generation of divers prior to them working in the field. The donated range of tools has been renovated to a high standard allowing it to be used for diver training purposes.
The handover is also set to benefit the academy’s ADC approved commercial diving sister company, Shearwater Marine Services, which provides a vital interface between the training programme and real world work environment.