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SEFtec NMCI Offshore complete new OPITO in-water CA-EBS training exercises.

Posted: March 30, 2018

We are very pleased to have successfully completed the new in-water CA-EBS training, meeting the OPITO requirements for the BOSIET/HUET/FOET, as implemented on March 26th. Here’s some pictures taken from yesterday’s FOET, with Joe instructing. Well done to all the delegates!

Don’t forget we now offer the BOSIET with CA-EBS Digital Delivery at the NMCI. Complete the theory online in advance and then complete 1 days practical training at the NMCI. Book your place on our next course on April 16th! https://www.nmci.ie/offshore_courses/courseId/48700308/

BOSIET with CA-EBS Digital Delivery

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New Access to Offshore course dates announced!

Posted: March 16, 2018

Looking for a new career? How about working offshore?

If this interests you then why not come along to our public presentation on April 11th at the NMCI at 11am sharp! You’ll hear more about the course and how 5 days training could lead to a whole new career offshore.

This course is funded by the CETB and is open to over 18’s only.

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Looking forward to see you there on the 11th April!

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SEFtec NMCI Offshore Launch New Digital BOSIET CAEBS Course

Posted: February 27, 2018

Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System) Digital Delivery

HUET exercise

SEFtec NMCI Offshore (SNO) are now delivering the one day Digital BOSIET CAEBS at the NMCI. This is an alternative option for those who wish to complete the course theory online, in advance of attending the college for the course’s practical elements. This means a delegate can now complete all practical elements in one day.

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On arrival delegates will have to prove they have successfully completed all on-line modules before being permitted to proceed with the course. This will be evidenced by completing a thirty minute written assessment, covering all topics from Module 1 of the BOSIET CAEBS course.

Thereafter a day of practical training begins. During the one day training delegates will complete practical training and assessment for Fire Fighting, Sea Survival, Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) and First Aid.

SNO delivered the first ever physical elements of the newly rolled out Digital BOSIET on Monday 26th February 2018. Feedback from the initial group of delegates to undertake this new course was extremely positive. One delegate commented “I found the E-BOSIET to be much more focused and efficient” while another said “Very informative, fun course with excellent instructors”.

Personal Survival Techniques

To find out more about this alternative to the three day BOSIET please visit this page of our website;

https://www.nmci.ie/offshore_courses/courseId/48700308/

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Have some questions? Call us on +353 21 433 5609

 

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OPITO are recruiting

Posted: April 22, 2015

 

Looking for a job?

Love the idea of working with a global company?

Well look no further, OPITO are recruiting.

OPITO’s vision is to be the global leader in standards, competence and skills for the oil and gas industry.

Check out the job spec here.

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Training – A delegates perspective

Posted: March 18, 2015

 

As with most of our blog posts lately we like to start with a quote. Just a little something to keep in mind while reading our blogs. So we have decided that for this blog our quote should be “Safety isn’t just a slogan, it’s a way of life”. Those few words explain just how our instructors work. Safety for our instructors is not just a slogan; it really is a way of life.

 

Who am I?

Before anybody goes offshore there are a number of courses which they must complete, depending on their role in the oil & gas sector, with a MIST, BOSIET and HUET being the basic requirement.

Seen as I’m the new marketing executive for NMCI Services I decided it was time for me to take the plunge and complete one of the many offshore courses we offer through S.N.O (SEFtec NMCI Offshore). When people read blogs they want to read about peoples personal experiences and know what exactly happens when a delegate arrives to do a course. So on Thursday March 12th I had the opportunity to be a delegate on a HUET Course.

 

My day as a delegate

As I’m an employee things were a little different. I didn’t have to arrive in reception at 8.45 am or I didn’t have to find my way or travel from a neighbouring country. So I was going doing the meet and greet at 1:30pm.

After the theoretical aspects of the course were completed it was time to get into the water. Before a delegate can get into the water you have to don your swimwear and a tracksuit and t-shirt. The instructor will then give you a pair of overalls and a transit suit. I have to admit this is a bit strange because you feel like you’re in a blow up boiler suit. Once the shoes are on then it’s time to put on your life jacket.

 

 

What happened…

 

After a safety briefing pool side it was time to get into the water in our environmental pool. The temperature is kept at 21 degrees so it wasn’t cold like I had expected. It was hard to stay up in the water as at no point in our pool can you stand up. This is to help simulate the idea of being in the ocean. When you’re in the suit you have to swim backwards to stay afloat and then make your way over to the unit. Out unit is manufactured by SEFtec.

Once in the unit the instructor once again goes through what is going to happen. You are so well briefed that the idea of being underwater without air doesn’t seem so terrifying. There were 2 divers and then 2 instructors pool side. Safety is paramount when it comes to any course but for somebody who wouldn’t exactly be a water baby I definitely felt safe in the hands of all the instructors.

I will admit I was a bit nervous once the 3 safety checks had been done and the briefing had been completed. Before completing the first exercise we once again completed the 3 safety checks and went into the brace position. Once the unit hit the water it was time to pull the emergency strap on the window and once the water reached chest level it was time to take that big breath of air. Depending on which side of the ditcher unit you are in you have one hand on the window and the other on your buckle. This helps ensure that you are in a position to release the buckle and to push the window out so you can easily remove yourself from the unit. The first time the unit was submerged I found I was able to hold my breath but then again I did probably get out too fast. Second time around I was more psyched up to do it and the instructors helped calm me and motivate me to complete the training. Safety checks were completed again, brace position, pull the latch, take a deep breath and then once the unit has stopped moving unbuckle and remove yourself through the window. I didn’t seem to follow the steps and when I went to unbuckle I didn’t fully twist the buckle to unlock it. This meant I was stuck. Like I previously mentioned I’m not exactly a water baby so my immediate response was to panic. The instructors and divers are on high alert and noticed straight away and released me from behind my seat. Once I reached the surface I was perfect but I had gotten a bit of a shock. Third time lucky right? Well that did work. On my third attempt I completed each of the steps. This time I even decided to stay in the unit just a while longer as I wasn’t sure if it had stopped moving. Then once I did get out I was ready to take on the “capsize” aspect of the training.

The adrenaline was obviously present at this stage because I was a nervous wreck the night before thinking about it and then I was all go. I returned to the unit and once again strapped in and completed the safety briefing then the safety checks. I was fortunate enough to do the capsize without the window in the unit, don’t know if I would even have the strength to push out the window. The unit was being submerged in the water, I placed my right hand on the window frame tightly and placed my left hand on my buckle. Once we were completely submerged and the unit began to capsize the force of water wasn’t what I was expected and I lost my grip on the windows edge which did frighten me. I had my eyes open which meant I could see everything moving really fast. I would definitely recommend delegates to keep their eyes closed if possible as it’s hard to adapt to the change in surroundings when you’re capsizing.

 

Overall experience

The instructors and divers really made me feel comfortable in the water. It’s not an easy task completing any training but knowing you have people, for whom safety is a way of life, by your side definitely helps you relax. From the moment I walked up the stairs to the pool to the moment I got out of the environmental pool I felt like I was in safe hands. Everything is explained numerous times and they ask questions to ensure you are comfortable. For me, even climbing up a ladder is terrifying, so knowing that I was able to complete a HUET, I can safely say it was down to the team of people who were there on the day. For some delegates it can be extremely challenging to complete courses and I can now understand the nerves they develop, but I was the same and the team here at SEFtec NMCI Offshore helped me to face my fears. If I can do it then you can too…

 

Thanks for an amazing afternoon Joey, Terry, Cillian & Melissa.

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FOET 26.02.15

HUET at the NMCI

 

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