Use of simulators guidance published by IMCAPublications // September 30, 2010
The use of simulators in the marine contracting industry enables measurable assessment of individuals in training. They are also often used for work planning/mission planning purposes including engineering development, procedure development, technical assessments, research, and asset risk assessment.
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance on the Use of Simulators’ (IMCA C 014) to provide guidance on the use of simulators in marine contracting, in particular relating to their use in training and competence.
“The use of a simulator in a structured training programme can provide trainees with valuable practical hands-on experience in a safe, controlled environment,” explains IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler.
“We are compiling a series of appendices for inclusion in the document, currently only the ROV appendix is available, others will be added to the document as they are completed. Users will then have a document that covers generic issues such as definition, types of simulator and the appropriateness for training and competence assessment purposes.”
Copies of the new publication can be ordered from www.imca-int.com/publictions or from email@example.com at £2.50 for members and £5.00 for non-members.
Further information on IMCA’s work on behalf of its growing membership, which now stands at over 700 companies in 56 countries, is available from www.imca-int.com and from the association at 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520; Fax: +44 (0)20 7824 5521; or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.