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    Subsea training centre revamps ROV and closed bell training courses

    Training // August 4, 2015

    Students undertaking ROV pilot technician and closed bell training at the Fort William-based subsea facility The Underwater Centre are to benefit from newly revamped courses providing even more contextual modules.
    The centre has been working with industry to identify areas of its ROV and closed bell training suites which can be enhanced and courses for the remainder of 2015 will reflect this with major developments across the board.
    Students on the three-week ROV pilot technician course will now benefit from entirely unique training elements including time on the centre’s Loch Sunart ROV vessel and training in the ROV electrical and mechanical workshops, features unavailable at any other facility. 
    Loch Sunart is the centre’s work class ROV support vessel fitted with an operational work class ROV, and this will provide students with invaluable first-hand experience in all areas of ROV operations and mobilisation, from launch and recovery to operating a suite of ROV navigation sensors as part of in-water practical exercises.
    In addition to this, the centre has overhauled the seven week 'Premium' ROV course to include a condensed and more focused electronics module as well as introducing courses covering High Voltage and Electrical Safety Awareness, T4: Introduction to Titan 4 Manipulator Training, Fibre Optics, Working at Height, and experience using our VMAX Triton XL Simulator.
    For the remainder of 2015 the HSE Closed Bell Courses will include a new practical introduction to using an SPHL (Self-Propelled Hyperbaric Lifeboat), practical introduction to bolt tensioning, Kirby Morgan Hat Users Course and the IMCA Diver Medic ticket, helping add to the competency of its students when they enter the industry.

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