Maersk Training announced the launch of two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at the company’s training centre in the North-east of Scotland and be delivered using a newly built Helicopter simulator and helideck.
Following a significant financial investment last year, Maersk Training in Aberdeen has built a brand new Helicopter Simulator and Helideck fire ground to support its two new courses. The dual helicopter simulator system can simulate two different types of aircraft, a Sikorsky S92 and a Eurocopter 225. The aircraft can simulate engine and rotor head fires along with sponson, pressure fuel and running fuel fires. The fixture has the ability to change the inner configuration due to a unique construction system. The 144m2 Helideck contains two purpose built heliwells (3x2 meters) fitted with monitors and hydrant heads which have the ability to cross ark, providing complete deck coverage of aqueous film forming foam.