Training company AIS Survivex has invested almost $1mn in lifeboat simulator technology at its training facility in Aberdeen Harbour, it said July 12.
The company is the first in the world to offer OPITO-approved lifeboat training for coxswains both practically in the harbour and virtually via a simulator for free fall and twin fall escape scenarios. It can mimic all weather and natural light conditions. Training for all eventualities like this builds competency and improves safety standards, it said. (See image below, courtesy AIS.)
AIS Survivex centre manager in Aberdeen, Jamie Purves described the technology as a “major investment in our Aberdeen facility and underlines our continuing commitment to both the oil and gas and marine sectors to provide innovative training solutions, which build a competent and safe workforce.”