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Medical Update from OPITO regarding BOSIET/HUET/FOET with CA-EBS

Posted: August 16, 2018

Good news for those holding seafarer’s medicals. These can now be used when undertaking OPITO BOSIET/HUET/FOET with CA-EBS.

An additional HSE exemption has been granted to enable those workers who hold an ENG1 medical certificate of fitness to undertake the same in-water offshore survival training as those holding an Oil and Gas UK certificate of medical fitness for offshore work

This means that delegates will be required to produce one of the three certificates outlined below:-

  1. Produce a valid, unexpired Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) offshore medical certificate confirming the delegate’s fitness for offshore work.

OR

  1. A valid, unexpired, medical certificate of fitness to work at sea.

OR

  1. A valid, unexpired offshore medical certificate issued by a body outside of the UK which is recognised as equivalent to the OGUK medical certificate of fitness for offshore work.

In addition to the above the delegate will be required to produce:-

A certificate of fitness to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training issued by a registered OGUK examining doctor.

OR

In the case of a Seafarers Medical with restrictions, produce a statement from an appropriate registered practitioner that the restriction or condition does not result from a respiratory or ENT condition and there is no absolute contraindication to the shallow water delegate’s participation in the training.

AND

On the date on which the delegate is to undertake shallow water CA-EBS training, and prior to entering the water in which the training takes place, the delegate gives to the OPITO-approved Centre a statement, that to the best of the delegate’s knowledge and belief, the delegate has no (current or past) medical condition which makes the delegate unfit to participate in the training.

For any queries please contact Gillian or Chloe on + 353 21 4335609

HUET

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Beware of Oil Rig Job Scams

Posted: October 3, 2013

Worker conned out of €4,000 in oil rig job scam

By Caroline Crawford

Irish Independent 03 October 2013

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/worker-conned-out-of-4000-in-oil-rig-job-scam-29630565.html

A man who thought he’d secured his dream job abroad was left shattered to discover it was all a scam – which cost him €4,000.

Damien Glynn (32), from Oranmore in Co Galway, is warning others to beware after he discovered he had been the victim of a sophisticated fraud.

He had forked out €4,000, given up his job in Ireland and travelled over to Scotland to start his new post on an oil rig when he realised it was a con.

The scam uses information from established companies to offer jobs before conning their victims out of thousands.

It involves fake certificates from the Metropolitan Police, the UK Border Agency, a reputable gas and oil company, and an insurance firm and has already hit dozens of unsuspecting workers.

Mr Glynn, an engineer, had recently retrained to work on offshore rigs for the oil and gas industry when he was targeted. He was offered a post following an in-depth online interview and made arrangements to move to Aberdeen.

In order to secure the post, Mr Glynn was told he had to deal with an “immigration lawyer” to obtain the necessary work documents and an insurance company to receive travel insurance cover.

“I had googled the company and all the details stacked up, right down to the managing director’s details,” he said.

“The interview questionnaire was very detailed and very much linked to the work I’d be doing. It took four hours to fill out. After they got back to me with an offer, there was a lot of back and forth – up to 50 emails sorting things out.

PERMIT

“I didn’t understand why I needed the work permit but it was offshore work so I just went with it. I guess I just wanted to believe it too much.”

After forking out £960 for insurance and £815 for a work permit, which came to €2,300, Damien made arrangements to travel to Scotland to take up the post. But he then had to fork out twice for flights after the scam artists cancelled the first meeting at the last minute.

“I left my job in Galway and was arranging to meet with the company director in Scotland. He put me off for a week saying he was away, but I know now the money hadn’t gone through at that stage. I booked new flights but once they had the money I couldn’t reach them.

“I had flights booked so I went over anyway but when I arrived at the offices in Aberdeen I knew it was a scam. The receptionist knew what had happened as soon as I spoke to her and said there had been a few in that week,” he said.

Police in the UK and gardai have been made aware of the scam by the victims and the reputable firms whose logos have been used. However, they say that it is virtually impossible to track down such scam artists who close up within weeks and start up new scams.

Mr Glynn has now returned to Galway and managed to go back to his old job. He is urging others to be vigilant.

By Caroline Crawford

 

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SNO attains OPITO Approval for TEMPSC Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain training

Posted: March 6, 2012

SNO Attains Offshore Lifeboat Coxswains OPITO Approval

SEFtec NMCI Offshore is delighted to announce that we have achieved OPITO approval in Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Training for 4 of our courses.

The 4 courses which have achieved the approval and will commence at the NMCI in the coming months are as follows:

  • OPITO Offshore Lifeboat Coxswains Course Initial Twinfall (TEMPSC)
  • Supplementary Freefall Lifeboat Training
  • Offshore Lifeboat Coxswains Refresher Twinfall
  • Supplementary Refresher Freefall Lifeboat Training

On completion of the coxswain course delegates will be competent in the following areas:

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the offshore training – Lifeboat Coxswain
  • Maintaining Readiness and Preparing TEMPSC
  • Preparing to Launch and Launching TEMPSC

For further information on the OPITO approval of these courses please see here.

If you would like details on similar courses such as corporate team building, OPITO training Ireland, FOET courses and Bridge Simulation – call us today or email us at reception@nmci.ie.

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Site Nominated for Web Award

Posted: October 21, 2011

NMCI are proud to announce that their site has been nominated for a prestigious Web Award.

The commercial division of the National Maritime College of Ireland was nominated in the ‘Best Student Web or Social Media Project’ category at the Irish Web Awards which takes place in Dublin on October 22.

The site which includes details for our academic courses, the Irish Naval Service activates, professional maritime short courses, offshore courses and general information on the NMCI.

The nomination reflects the strong social media presence the commercial division now possesses in the form of YouTube, Vimeo Twitter, LinkedIn and a blog.

The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) is the first third level college in the country to be built under the Government’s Public-Private Partnership scheme. A Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is a partnership between the public and private sector for the purpose of delivering a project or service traditionally provided by the public sector. NMCI specialise in offshore training and offshore courses.

The award show will be MC’d by RTE 2 DJ Rick O’Shea and includes a performance by Cork’s finest comedian Colm O’Regan.

Best of luck to all the other finalists!

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Offshore Training – Don’t lose sight of big picture

Posted: October 18, 2011

“Training too often seen as a ‘soft’ cost.’ The lastest article from Jeffrey Blum highlights the importance of training. Offshore training in particular is something we focus  on here at the NMCI.

“The struggling dry bulk sector suffers from a basic lack of professional expertise that can generate serious problems. The cause and solution are straightforward, argues Jeffrey Blum.

Perhaps the most striking difference between the dry bulk sector today and a decade ago is the increasing dominance of the market by large companies.

In itself, this is not a problem but the industry has been navigating tough times for a number of years and, as a result, training is often high on the list of immediate cost cutting opportunities. This is short sighted.

The size of a company does not necessarily dictate a level of professionalism, expertise or commitment to quality training within it. Because of their size and scale, too many believe they can rely upon internal expertise to train others – an approach that is more often than not ineffective.To avoid the mistakes of one generation being passed down to the next, these organisations need more thorough and standardised training than current internal processes provide. The sector is already struggling with self professed experts disseminating their ‘knowledge’ and, by doing so, simply extending their own operational ineffeciencies.

The proof of these problems lands on arbitrators’ desks every day. Of the disputes I come across, too many stem from a basic lack of knowledge and understanding.

Commonly these disputes are about demurrage calculations, but the subject of the dispute is secondary to its underlying cause: a lack of training in how to carry out these processes appropriately. read more…

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