News | February 13, 2014

Aquatic Enhances Health And Safety Training For Offshore Personnel

Aquatic Survivex Training

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 willbe rolled out to all offshore personnel during the first quarter.

Aquatic’s offshore training supervisor, Sandy Roberts, said, “We have worked with Survivex before. Their knowledge and reputation meant they were the company of choice when we recognised the need to design a course for working at height training.”

John Spellman, HSEQ manager at Aquatic said, “HSEQ is a vital part of our contract wins. We pay attention to the viewsand information contained in our internal observation card system, which encourages employees to report any HSEQ issues of concern. This training course will empower and enable our personnel to familiarise themselves with the new equipment in a low-pressure environment before they use it on a project out on a vessel at sea. As a responsible employer working in a high-risk industry, we cannot afford to be complacent about the health and safety of our people.”

About Aquatic
Aquatic continues to develop a strong global reputation for its ability to lay flexible and semi-rigid product on the seabed. With wide experience of off- and onshore installations, transpooling and recovery and decommissioning, Aquatic develops and leverages innovative technology to extend its capabilities to match clients’ expectations. Its highly experienced and qualified project management team ensures smooth delivery and client peace of mind.

Aquatic is part of Acteon’s wider risers, conductors and flowlines offering and joins the other Acteon companies in linking subsea services across a range of interconnected disciplines. Combining the strengths of a major global organisation withthose of independent market specialists, all Acteon companies have complementary skills, experience and technologies that link seabed to surface across a range of interconnected disciplines. For more information, visit www.aquaticsubsea.com

About Survivex
Survivex delivers the most realistic survival and industrial skills training in Europe. Its quality training is designed to save lives in the world's most challenging environments. Survivex is founded on many years of manual skills and offshore survival training experience. The company understands clients’ training and assessment needs and its objective is to provide the best possible training services. For more information, visit www.survivex.com.

About Acteon
Acteon companies provide mooring, foundation, riser, conductor, flowline and marine electronics products and services supported by strong engineering and project management capabilities. Acteon’s companies are 2H Offshore, Aquatic, CAPE Group, Claxton, Conductor Installation Services (CIS), Core Grouting Services, Fluke Engenharia, InterAct, InterMoor, J2 Engineering Services, LDD, LM Handling, MENCK, Mirage Machines, NCS Survey, Offshore Installation Services (OIS), Probe, Pulse Structural Monitoring, Seatronics, Subsea Riser Products (SRP) and TEAM Energy Resources. For more information, visit www.acteon.com.

About Subsea Services
Subsea services are defined as the provision of specialist equipment, services and personnel that can operate from any fit-for-purpose vessel or platform. Acteon’s subsea services offering is unique and addresses operational requirements that support oil and gas asset owners, construction and drilling companies, and vessel owners.

SOURCE: Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd.

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