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Dedicated Lifeboat Coxswains Training Facilities

Dedicated Lifeboat Coxswains Training Facilities


Our simulators and learning programs have trained thousands of learners globally with nothing short of 100% positive feedback from the end user, the actual lifeboat coxswains.

We introduced the simulators to the UK North Sea during Offshore Europe Sept 2019. We achieved OPITO approval of our facilities, simulators and learning programs later that year and opened for business officially November 2019.

A major operator tested the simulators and learning programs and decided that all their lifeboat coxswains would utilise the simulator technology to enhance their learning experience as well as enhancing confidence and competence levels of their personnel throughout their operations internationally.

Combining Safety and Technology has demonstrated that a real learning experience can be shared across industry and achieving results that cannot be achieved safely during conventional training methodologies. The benefits that are clearly demonstrated is in the confidence levels of the lifeboat coxswains from starting the program to the end results.

We have developed our training program and delivery style so that we eradicate waiting time for the learners, we see waiting time as wasted time. As we are the only OPITO training centre solely dedicated to lifeboat coxswains training, we feel it’s important to have that quality time at the helm and not waiting about for others to have their shot at the helm.

The training is fully engaging, hands on activity, with graduated levels of challenges that can be expected in the offshore working environment, such as adverse weather conditions, high sea states, night launching and other hazards to be expected in the event of an emergency evacuation. The learners now get the opportunity to practice their launching procedures at night, in adverse weather and various sea states that are typically found in the UK North Sea.

We cover all aspects of safety training from crew/passenger familiarisation via VR Headset also available is the onboard continuous training desktop unit to allow ongoing training offshore to eradicate skills fade that every coxswain endures and our full mission simulators that allow the lifeboat coxswains to experience high sea states, adverse weather and launching at night all of which can’t be demonstrated or practiced during conventional methods of training.

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Published: 27-07-2022

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