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1 OPITO APPROVED STANDARD Training Standard Title Initial Training (Single Fall) Initial Training (Twin Fall) Initial Training (Free Fall) Further Training (Single Fall) Further Training (Twin Fall) Further Training (Free Fall) Supplementary Fall Training (Single Fall) Supplementary Fall Training (Twin Fall) Standard Code

2 OPITO STANDARDS OPITO is an Industry-owned not-for-profit organisation that exists solely to service the needs of the Oil and Gas Industry. OPITO is employer led in all aspects of what it does, therefore all standards development activities are at the behest of industry employers. The standards are driven by the needs of employers to help create a safe and competent workforce. This standard is owned by the Oil and Gas Industry and maintained by OPITO who are the nominated custodians of all Industry standards within the OPITO portfolio which carry the OPITO logo. The contents of this document were developed by an industry workgroup facilitated and supported by OPITO. The workgroup consisted of representation from a cross section of oil and gas industry employers, discipline experts working within the industry and members of the OPITO Approved Training network. This standard has been verified and accepted through the governance and integrity management model for OPITO standards. Guidance on this standard is available by contacting OPITO at: Standards enquiries This standard has been designed to accommodate global variations in national legislation and regulations. In the absence of relevant national legislation and regulations, OPITOapproved centres should use legislative and regulatory criteria specified within this Standard All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval or information storage system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission in writing of the publishers. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 2 of 33

3 AMENDMENTS AMENDMENT & DATE PAGES CHANGES MADE BY CHECKED BY APPROVED BY Revision 0 of OLC Training & Competence Standards released August 18th, 2008 Various T. Wilson P. Crowther P. Crowther 1 Renumbered Learning 7 T. Wilson P. Crowther P. Crowther Outcomes to show difference in explanation and demonstration sections Simplified assessor qualifications 16 T. Wilson J. Cameron J. Cameron Changed footer to reflect amendment numbering scheme 09-Dec Altered paragraph 3 of A.5 to clarify the duration of the total contact time and the total training day 16-Jul Replaced UKOOA with Oil & Gas UK 07-June Entire standard moved to new OPITO template 30 Aug Replaced Course Code with Standard Code in Title Page and amended reference to course identification code with OPITO registration code under section E.3 Certification, inserted amended Appendix 1 to include more relevant OPITO information - to align with other OPITO standards Revision 0 Amendment 7 10-January 2013 All except title page T. Wilson J. Cameron M. Duncan 11 T. Wilson J. Cameron M. Duncan 5,12, 20, L. Geddes M. Carr J. Cameron 21 All M. Carr P Lammiman J. Cameron Title page, page 25, page 27 M. Foo M. Carr P. Lammiman Revision 1 of OLC Training & Competence Standards released December 2015 Code Titles restructured to provide visibility on Single Fall, Twin Fall and Free Fall Training Amended A8, B8 and C8 to include starting engine using See Below SM RAM SAA Title Page SM RAM SAA Various SM RAM SAA Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 3 of 33

4 both primary and secondary start systems Amended A5, B5, C5 and Appendix 3 to include starting engine using both primary and secondary start systems Amended Appendix 3 to include Emergency Steering Procedures Various SM RAM SAA 31 SM RAM SAA Any amendments made to this standard by OPITO will be recorded above. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 4 of 33

5 Contents Introduction and Course Description... 7 SECTION A Initial Training... 8 A.1 TARGET GROUP FOR INITIAL TRAINING... 8 A.2 DELEGATE PRE-REQUISITES FOR INITIAL TRAINING... 8 A.3 PHYSICAL AND STRESSFUL DEMANDS OF INITIAL TRAINING... 8 A.4 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF INITIAL TRAINING... 9 A.5 LEARNING OUTCOMES OF INITIAL TRAINING... 9 A.6 DELEGATE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF INITIAL TRAINING...10 A.7 DURATION AND TIMING OF INITIAL TRAINING...11 A.8 THE INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME...11 SECTION B Further Coxswain Training...16 B.1 TARGET GROUP FOR FURTHER COXSWAIN TRAINING...16 B.2 DELEGATE PRE-REQUISITES FOR FURTHER COXSWAIN TRAINING...16 B.3 PHYSICAL AND STRESSFUL DEMANDS OF FURTHER COXSWAIN TRAINING...16 B.4 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF FURTHER COXSWAIN TRAINING...17 B.5 LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR FURTHER COXSWAIN TRAINING...17 B.6 DELEGATE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF FURTHER COXSWAIN TRAINING...17 B.7 DURATION AND TIMING OF FURTHER COXSWAIN TRAINING...18 B.8 FURTHER COXSWAIN TRAINING PROGRAMME...19 SECTION C Supplementary Fall Training...21 C.1 TARGET GROUP FOR SUPPLEMENTARY FALL TRAINING...21 C.2 DELEGATE PRE-REQUISITES FOR SUPPLEMENTARY FALL TRAINING...21 C.3 PHYSICAL AND STRESSFUL DEMANDS OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY FALL TRAINING...21 C.4 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF SUPPLEMENTARY FALL TRAINING...22 C.5 LEARNING OUTCOMES OF SUPPLEMENTARY FALL TRAINING...22 C.6 DELEGATE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF SUPPLEMENTARY FALL TRAINING...22 C.7 DURATION AND TIMING OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY FALL TRAINING...23 C.8 SUPPLEMENTARY FALL TRAINING PROGRAMME...23 SECTION D Resources for Initial and Further Training...25 D.1 STAFF...25 D.2 TRAINER/DELEGATE RATIO...26 D.3 FACILITIES...26 D.4 EQUIPMENT...27 SECTION E Administration and Certification...28 E.1 JOINING INSTRUCTIONS...28 E.2 PERIODICITY...28 E.3 CERTIFICATION...28 E.4 COURSE ADMINISTRATION...29 Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations...29 Appendix 1: OPITO Information...30 Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 5 of 33

6 Appendix 2: Initial Knowledge Assessment for the Further Training Programme...31 Appendix 3: Training Standard Checklist...32 Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 6 of 33

7 Introduction and Course Description The oil and gas industry recognises that a major objective is to prevent incidents occurring, and if they do occur to be able to respond effectively to them. It is important therefore to set common standards and to ensure that they are maintained. Before personnel can be assessed against standards they will require the knowledge and skills to enable them to carry out the tasks involved. The purpose of this document is to set out the basic training and further practice requirements for s which will be conducted at an onshore training establishment. The duty holder should recognise that this is only part of a broader training programme. The duty holder must provide their own offshore training to produce an installation competent coxswain and the OPITO Approved Competence Standard is available for this purpose. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 7 of 33

8 SECTION A Initial Training A.1 Target Group for Initial Training This programme is designed to meet the initial training and assessment requirements for s in the oil and gas industry. A.2 Delegate Pre-requisites for Initial Training Attendance on this programme is open to delegates who are in possession of a valid Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training certificate (BOSIET), TBOSIET (Tropical BOSIET), Further Offshore Emergency Response Training (FOET) or TFOET (Tropical FOET) A.3 Physical and Stressful Demands of Initial Training Emergency response training contains physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such training must be medically fit and capable of participating fully. Training establishments are required to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the delegate either: a) Possess a valid offshore medical certificate, or b) Possess an Operator approved medical certificate, or c) Undergoes an appropriate medical screening by the training establishment This information will be given to delegates along with pre-course joining instructions. The responsibility for the individual completing the course, without any adverse effects to their present state of health, lies with the delegate and/or company sponsoring the delegate. Where doubt exists regarding the medical fitness of any delegate the establishment should seek the advice of a medical officer. Note: Practical exercises should be designed and delivered solely to meet this standard, and must not place on the delegates any physical or mental demands other than those required to meet the Standard. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 8 of 33

9 A.4 Aims and Objectives of Initial Training The aim of the Initial Training Programme is to equip delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform the role of an effectively. The objectives are: 1. Delegates to fully understand the roles and responsibilities of the Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain 2. Delegates to understand the working mechanisms of the TEMPSC, and how to safely launch and maneuver the TEMPSC to a safe area. 3. Delegates to ensure that the safety of the passengers is maintained throughout. A.5 Learning Outcomes of Initial Training The learning outcomes for Initial Training are specified below: To successfully complete the Initial Training Programme, delegates must be able to explain: 1. Typical emergency response arrangements offshore 2. The role of the Offshore Lifeboat Coxsw ain and how to be prepared for emergencies 3. Operation of the davits and the brake; common faults and potential solutions 4. The launching and release mechanisms of the TEMPSC 5. Continual assessment of TEMPSC readiness 6. How to brief passengers in an emergency 7. The different types and uses of PPE 8. Characteristics of mechanical restraints 9. Suspension systems on the TEMPSC and how to maintain stability of the craft on the hooks 10. Communications methods and equipment 11. How w eather and sea state conditions affect the launch of the TEMPSC 12. Hazards that may occur in boarding the craft and in launching the craft 13. How to determine a safe area 14. Degrees on a compass and steering tow ards a specific heading 15. How w eather and sea state conditions affect the path and holding pattern of the TEMPSC 16. Maintaining communications betw een all parties involved in the emergency 17. How w eather and sea state conditions affect the transfer of personnel 18. How to keep injured personnel comfortable and affect their transfer 19. Further evacuation procedures and how to assist Continued. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 9 of 33

10 Learning outcomes of Initial Training (continued) To successfully complete the Initial Training Programme, delegates must able to demonstrate: 20. How to check the external and internal integrity of the safety craft 21. How to remove mechanical restraints to enable launch of the TEMPSC 22. How to start the engine using both primary and secondary start systems 23. How to board passengers as quickly as possible 24. How to confirm the launch area is clear 25. How to brief the crew and obtain permission to launch 26. How to release the lowering mechanism 27. Securing the hatches and turning on the air and water spray protection systems 28. Clearing the installation on course for a safe area 29. Pacing alongside a vessel for transfer of personnel 30. When and how to use the sea anchor 31. Man overboard procedures if any personnel are in the water 32. How to maintain the safety of the TEMPSC passengers 33. How to tow another vessel 34. How to be towed by another vessel 35. Emergency steering procedures 36. The order for disembarkation and how to get passengers to the rescue craft A.6 Delegate Performance Assessment of Initial Training Delegates will be assessed against the learning outcomes using direct observation and oral and/or written questions as appropriate. If time permits, delegates may be given additional training during the programme to help them meet the learning outcomes. Training providers must have a documented procedure in place for dealing with persons not meeting the stated learning outcomes. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 10 of 33

11 A.7 Duration and Timing of Initial Training The optimum contact time for this training programme is seen as 28 hours. It is suggested that the ratio of 25% theory to 75% practical is appropriate. The contact time is based on the maximum number of delegates/candidates undertaking the programme. Where stated, individual module/unit/element timings that are specified within the standard must be adhered to. The contact time must not exceed 8 hours in any one day and the **total programme day must not exceed 10 hours. Practical and theory sessions must contain adequate breaks for delegate welfare. *Contact time includes the following: i. delegate/candidate enrolment and certification process ii. delivery of the theoretical and practical training/assessment programme. **The total programme day includes: contact time, welfare breaks, meal breaks and where applicable, travel between sites. A.8 The Initial Training Programme The training programme outlined below will assist the delegates to meet the learning outcomes stated in A5. The order in which elements of the training programme are delivered may vary. However, contents in Appendix 1 must be covered prior to course commencement. To make efficient use of time and ensure effective learning there should, wherever practicable, be an integration of the three phases of explanation, demonstration and practise. Full use should be made of visual / audio visual aids and course handout material. Training staff should give practical demonstrations for all training activities which delegates are required to practice and demonstrate. Each module must be introduced prior to commencing the session and should include: (a) Aim The main purpose of the module (b) Learning Outcomes What the delegates are expected to learn (c) Timetable/Programme Training module duration and timing (d) Assessment How delegates will be assessed and what they will be assessed against (e) Staff Who will be delivering the training and roles of training support staff The training programme consists of the following module and elements: Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 11 of 33

12 Module 1 Element 1.1 Element 1.2 Element 1.3 Element 1.4 Element 1.5 The Role Of The General Coxswain and TEMPSC Knowledge Maintaining Readiness and Preparing TEMPSC Preparing To Launch and Launching TEMPSC Moving TEMPSC to Safe Area Disembarking and Transferring Of Personnel from TEMPSC Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 12 of 33

13 Initial Training Programme MODULE 1 ELEMENT 1.1 Roles and Responsibilities of the General Coxswain and TEMPSC Knowledge Training staff to explain: Typical offshore emergency response arrangements Role of the TEMPSC Coxswain Preparing oneself Offshore drills and exercises To include: (a) (b) (c) (d) Operation of the davits and the brake; common faults and potential solutions The launching and release mechanisms of the TEMPSC Continual assessment of TEMPSC readiness to include as a minimum: i. engine starting on first attempt ii. full fuel tank iii. full battery iv. First Aid kit v. drinkable water stock vi. water spray protection system operational Briefing of small groups of passengers on the TEMPSC craft ELEMENT 1.2 Maintaining Readiness and Preparing TEMPSC Training staff to explain and demonstrate the following, then allow delegates to practice: Checking external integrity of TEMPSC Checking internal integrity of TEMPSC Removal of mechanical restraints which prohibit launch and constraints to boarding of TEMPSC Starting of TEMPSC engine using both primary and secondary start systems Boarding of TEMPSC To include as a minimum: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) PPE Survival craft and equipment Suspension systems Embarkation Stability considerations Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 13 of 33

14 ELEMENT 1.3 Preparing to Launch and Launching TEMPSC Training staff to explain and demonstrate the following, then allow delegates to practice: Establishing communications Checking and confirming launch area is clear Lowering mechanism Release mechanism To include as a minimum: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) Securing of hatches Air and water spray protection systems Course determination, clearing installation Safe areas Crew briefing Launch orders Weather conditions Sea state Recovery of TEMPSC, to include astern maneuvering Common Hazards ELEMENT 1.4 Moving TEMPSC to Safe Area Training staff to explain and demonstrate the following, then allow delegates to practice: Selecting a course Steering selected course Determining safe area Maintaining TEMPSC in safe area (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) To include as a minimum: Compass - When explaining the compass emphasis is to be placed upon compasses marked in degrees. An overview only should be given when describing a compass marked in points. Only on request may the emphasis be changed to points. Communications and equipment Weather conditions and sea state Sea anchor Retrieval of personnel from water Safety of personnel onboard TEMPSC Towing and being towed Preparation for transfer of personnel Emergency steering Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 14 of 33

15 ELEMENT 1.5 Disembarking and Transferring of Personnel from TEMPSC Training staff to explain and demonstrate the following, then allow delegates to practice: Preparing to disembark Disembarking personnel To include as a minimum: (a) (b) (c) (d) Communications Weather and sea state Injured personnel By sea to the rescue craft Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 15 of 33

16 SECTION B Further Coxswain Training B.1 Target Group for Further Coxswain Training This programme is designed to meet the further practice requirements not able to be met offshore for an in the oil and gas industry. B.2 Delegate Pre-requisites for Further Coxswain Training Attendance on this programme is open to delegates who are in possession of a valid Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training certificate (BOSIET), TBOSIET (Tropical BOSIET), Further Offshore Emergency Response Training (FOET) or TFOET (Tropical FOET) And A valid Initial Training Certificate (Single Fall, Twin Fall or Free Fall) or a valid Further Training certificate (Single Fall, Twin Fall or Free Fall) B.3 Physical and Stressful Demands of Further Coxswain Training Emergency response training contains physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such training must be medically fit and capable of participating fully. Training establishments are required to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the delegate either: a) Possess a valid offshore medical certificate, or b) Possess an Operator approved medical certificate, or c) Undergoes an appropriate medical screening by the training establishment This information will be given to delegates along with pre-course joining instructions. The responsibility for the individual completing the course, without any adverse effects to their present state of health, lies with the delegate and/or company sponsoring the delegate. Where doubt exists regarding the medical fitness of any delegate the establishment should seek the advice of a medical officer. Note: Practical exercises should be designed and delivered solely to meet this standard, and must not place on the delegates any physical or mental demands other than those required to meet the Standard. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 16 of 33

17 B.4 Aims and Objectives of Further Coxswain Training The aim of the programme is to give s the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills, and practice certain elements of their role which they cannot reasonably practise offshore. B.5 Learning Outcomes for Further Coxswain Training Delegates will have previously demonstrated their knowledge and skills and will have been assessed as competent s. During this programme they will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills as a TEMPSC coxswain in aspects in which they cannot reasonably practise offshore. To successfully complete this Further Training Programme, delegates must be able to demonstrate: (1) How to check the external and internal integrity of the safety craft (2) How to remove mechanical restraints to enable launch of the TEMPSC (3) How to start the engine using both primary and secondary start systems (4) How to board passengers as quickly as possible (5) How to confirm the launch area is clear (6) How to brief the crew and obtain permission to launch (7) How to release the lowering mechanism (8) Securing the hatches and turning on the air and water spray protection systems (9) Clearing the installation on course for a safe area (10) Pacing alongside a vessel for transfer of personnel (11) When and how to use the sea anchor (12) Man overboard procedures if any personnel are in the water (13) How to maintain the safety of the TEMPSC passengers (14) How to tow another vessel (15) How to be towed by another vessel (16) The order for disembarkation and how to get passengers to the rescue craft B.6 Delegate Performance Assessment of Further Coxswain Training Delegates will be assessed against the learning outcomes using direct observation and oral and/or written questions as appropriate. If time permits, delegates may be given additional training during the programme to help them meet the learning outcomes. Delegates will be required to answer a series of questions related to the role of the Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain before the start of the practical programme. The answers can be written or verbal, and time to complete must not take longer than 30 minutes. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 17 of 33

18 Training providers must have a documented procedure in place for dealing with persons not meeting the stated learning outcomes. B.7 Duration and Timing of Further Coxswain Training The optimum contact time for this training is seen as 9 1/2 hours. It is suggested that the ratio of 10% theory to 90% practical is appropriate for the remaining parts of the module. The contact time is based on the maximum number of delegates/candidates undertaking the programme. Where stated, individual module/unit/element timings that are specified within the standard must be adhered to. The contact time must not exceed 8 hours in any one day and the **total programme day must not exceed 10 hours. Practical and theory sessions must contain adequate breaks for delegate welfare. *Contact time includes the following: i. delegate/candidate enrolment and certification process ii. delivery of the theoretical and practical training/assessment programme. **The total programme day includes: contact time, welfare breaks, meal breaks and where applicable, travel between sites. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 18 of 33

19 B.8 Further Coxswain Training Programme The training programme outlined below will assist the delegates to meet the stated training outcomes. Contents in Appendix 1 must be covered prior to course commencement. An Initial Knowledge Assessment is included in Appendix 2. Answers to the questions must be sought from each delegate prior to the practical programme commencing. The answers may be determined by either a written or oral test; the time for which should not exceed 30 minutes. The purpose of the questions is to determine the delegates' knowledge and understanding of his/her role as an. It will also assist the training provider to present exercises which, as well as meeting the further training outcomes, will offer the delegate the maximum opportunity to practise and further develop his/her skills, knowledge and understanding as a lifeboat coxswain. Where necessary, delegates should receive further training or coaching. At the end of the programme the training provider should identify to the employer, delegates requiring further development and training. Each module must be introduced prior to commencing the session and should include: (a) Aim The main purpose of the module (b) Learning Outcomes What the delegates are expected to learn (c) Timetable/Programme Training module duration and timing (d) Assessment How delegates will be assessed and what they will be assessed against (e) Staff Who will be delivering the training and roles of training support staff The training programme consists of the following module and element: Further Training Module/Element MODULE 2 ELEMENT 2.1 Further Training for s Further Training Practice and Demonstration Training staff to explain and demonstrate the following, then allow delegates to practice: Checking external and internal integrity of TEMPSC Removal of mechanical restraints to enable launch of the TEMPSC Starting the TEMPSC engine using both primary and secondary start systems Boarding passengers safely on the TEMPSC Confirming the launch area clear Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 19 of 33

20 2.1.6 Brief the crew and obtain permission to launch Releasing the lowering mechanism Securing the hatches and turning on the air and water spray protection systems Clearing the installation on course for a safe area Pacing alongside a vessel for transfer of personnel Correct use of the sea anchor Man overboard procedures if personnel are in the water Maintaining safety of the TEMPSC passengers Towing another vessel Being towed by another vessel The order for disembarkation and how to get passengers to the rescue craft. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 20 of 33

21 SECTION C Supplementary Fall Training C.1 Target Group for Supplementary Fall Training This programme is designed to meet the training and assessment requirements for existing certificated coxswains who are required to be competent in more than one type of fall system. The programme may be undertaken concurrently or consecutively with initial or further practise programmes or at any time during the validity period of the current certificate, however, it is not designed to replace the further practise programme and must not be used as such. Certificates issued to delegates must include the supplementary training, stating the types of fall to which the certificate relates (i.e. single fall, twinfall, freefall). The expiry of this certificate must coincide with the expiry of the certificate relating to the original fall type. C.2 Delegate Pre-Requisites for Supplementary Fall Training Attendance on this programme is open to delegates who are in possession of a valid Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training certificate (BOSIET), TBOSIET (Tropical BOSIET), Further Offshore Emergency Response Training (FOET) or TFOET (Tropical FOET) And A valid Initial Training Certificate or a valid Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Further Training Certificate. C.3 Physical and Stressful Demands of the Supplementary Fall Training Emergency response training contains physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such training must be medically fit and capable of participating fully. Training establishments are required to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises the delegate either: (a) Possess a valid offshore medical certificate, or (b) Possess an Operator approved medical certificate, or (c) Undergoes an appropriate medical screening by the training establishment This information will be given to delegates along with pre-course joining instructions. The responsibility for the individual completing the course, without any adverse effects to their present state of health, lies with the delegate and/or company sponsoring the delegate. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 21 of 33

22 Where doubt exists regarding the medical fitness of any delegate the establishment should seek the advice of a medical officer. Continued. Note: Practical exercises should be designed and delivered solely to meet this standard, and must not place on the delegates any physical or mental demands other than those required to meet the Standard. C.4 Aims and Objectives of Supplementary Fall Training The aim and objective of this Training Programme is to supplement the requirements for existing certificated coxswains who are required to be competent in more than one type of fall system. C.5 Learning Outcomes of Supplementary Fall Training Following an explanation, demonstration by training staff; delegates will be given the opportunity to practice, and will be expected to demonstrate the following: To successfully complete this Supplementary Training Programme, delegates must be able to demonstrate: (1) How to check the external and internal integrity of the TEMPSC (2) How to remove mechanical restraints to enable launch of the TEMPSC (3) How to start the engine using both primary and secondary start systems (4) How to release the lowering mechanism (5) Securing the hatches and turning on the air and water spray protection systems (6) Clearing the installation on course for a safe area (7) Pacing alongside a vessel for transfer of personnel (8) How to tow another vessel (9) How to be towed by another vessel C.6 Delegate Performance Assessment of Supplementary Fall Training Delegates will be assessed against the learning outcomes using direct observation and oral and/or written questions as appropriate. If time permits, delegates may be given additional training during the programme to help them meet the learning outcomes. Training providers must have a documented procedure in place for dealing with persons not meeting the stated learning outcomes. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 22 of 33

23 C.7 Duration and Timing of the Supplementary Fall Training The optimum contact time for this training is seen as 4 hours. It is suggested that the ratio of 5% theory to 95% practical is appropriate for the remaining parts of the module. The contact time is based on the maximum number of delegates/candidates undertaking the programme. Where stated, individual module/unit/element timings that are specified within the standard must be adhered to. The contact time must not exceed 8 hours in any one day and the **total programme day must not exceed 10 hours. Practical and theory sessions must contain adequate breaks for delegate welfare. *Contact time includes the following: i. delegate/candidate enrolment and certification process ii. delivery of the theoretical and practical training/assessment programme. **The total programme day includes: contact time, welfare breaks, meal breaks and where applicable, travel between sites. C.8 Supplementary Fall Training Programme The training programme outlined below will assist the delegates to meet the learning outcomes stated in C5. The order in which elements of the training programme are delivered may vary. However, contents in Appendix 1 must be covered prior to course commencement. To make efficient use of time and ensure effective learning there should, wherever practicable, be an integration of the three phases of explanation, demonstration and practise. Full use should be made of visual / audio visual aids and course handout material. Each module must be introduced prior to commencing the session and should include: (a) Aim The main purpose of the module (b) Learning Outcomes What the delegates are expected to learn (c) Timetable/Programme Training module duration and timing (d) Assessment How delegates will be assessed and what they will be assessed against (e) Staff Who will be delivering the training and roles of training support staff The training programme consists of the following module and element: Module 3 Element 3.1 Supplementary TEMPSC for s Preparing, launching and maneuvering the supplementary TEMPSC Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 23 of 33

24 Supplementary Training programme MODULE 3 ELEMENT 3.1 Supplementary TEMPSC for s Preparing, launching and maneuvering the supplementary TEMPSC Training staff to explain and demonstrate: The differences between the two types of craft and launch systems Training staff to demonstrate, and delegates to practise: Preparing the survival craft Removing the mechanical restraints and starting the engine Launching and using the air and water spray protection Steering on a heading and maintaining the TEMPSC in a safe area Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 24 of 33

25 SECTION D Resources for Initial and Further Training In order that a training programme may be delivered successfully it is essential that the right people are there to support the programme and that the appropriate facilities and equipment are in place. D.1 Staff OPITO approved training providers will deliver and carry out assessment of the module/s. It is important that all staff involved in the delivery of training and support activities have the appropriate qualifications. Training staff will be: (a) Trained in instructional/lecture techniques and/or have proven instructing /teaching experience (b) Included in an ongoing training programme, which includes visits to offshore oil and gas installations, to enable them to maintain and update skills (c) qualified in compliance to current legislation, which are appropriate to the training environment Assessors must hold an industry-recognised assessor qualification. All staff will have the appropriate competencies to conduct/assist with the element of training being undertaken. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 25 of 33

26 D.2 Trainer/Delegate Ratio It is recommended that the maximum number of delegates attending this programme is 15 for single and twin fall craft and 18 for free fall craft. The following ratios indicate the maximum number of delegates to be supervised by one instructor at any one time during each activity. Theory Single & Twin Fall Free Fall 1 : 15 (maximum) 1 : 18 (maximum) Demonstration and Practical Single & Twin Fall Free Fall 1 : 5 (maximum per craft) 1 : 6 (maximum per craft) Note: For training areas where open sea conditions may be experienced, a minimum of two boats, in company, with functional radio communication equipment must be operated. These may be either; two TEMPSC used for training or one TEMPSC used for training plus an appropriate safety craft. D.3 Facilities It is important to ensure that the full range of facilities is made available to ensure delegates get the most out of their training. The following facilities criteria must be adhered to: Administration arrangements to support delegates from booking through registration and assessment to certification. Theory training area(s) so designed to enable each delegate to participate fully. Practical training areas so designed to enable each delegate to participate fully in the following: (a) (b) (c) Mustering, boarding and preparing survival craft prior to abandonment Lowering, releasing and maneuvering of a survival craft Boat handling exercises (in waters to enable the learning outcomes to be met) All facilities must be maintained, and where appropriate, inspected and tested in accordance with current standards/legislation. Risk assessments must be conducted and documented for all training facilities. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 26 of 33

27 D.4 Equipment It is important to make sure that equipment used during course delivery is available and fit for purpose. The following equipment, of a type in use regionally on offshore oil and gas installations, is required to meet the needs of the training programme(s). (a) Lifejackets (b) TEMPSC and ancillary equipment (c) TEMPSC means of lowering and launching (d) Non-live pyrotechnics and location aids (e) First Aid Equipment - resuscitation equipment readily available (f) Safety rescue craft (g) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (h) Training dummies All equipment must be maintained, and where appropriate, inspected and tested in accordance with current standards/legislation, guidance and manufacturers recommendations. Risk assessments must be conducted and documented for all training equipment. Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 27 of 33

28 SECTION E Administration and Certification E.1 Joining Instructions All joining instructions must contain information which indicates that certain aspects of the course are of a physical nature and contain potentially stressful elements. Prior to each course commencing, delegates must sign a declaration indicating they have read and understood a written statement regarding the physical and potentially stressful nature of the programme, and the need for delegates to be in good health. E.2 Periodicity The interval between the initial training and assessment and subsequent Further Training and assessment is 2 years. E.3 Certification Training establishments are responsible for issuing a certificate direct to the delegate completing the programme and to the sponsoring company (when required). Each certificate must indicate that the delegate has been assessed against, and met the required learning outcomes. The certificate must also contain the following: (a) Training Establishment name (b) Full OPITO course title stating that it is OPITO approved (c) OPITO registration code (d) Delegate's name (e) Course dates (f) Expiry date (2 years following the date that the delegate successfully completes the course) (g) Unique Certificate Number (UCN) Refer to OPITO UCN Guidance doc. for details (h) Training Establishment Signatory Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 28 of 33

29 E.4 Course Administration Each delegate attending any OPITO-approved programme must be registered with the Central Register (CR) operated by OPITO. Registration must be made by the training centre to OPITO within one week following the course. OPITO confirms that information on the registration form will be contained in a computerised register which will be available to employers, prospective employers and training providers in the oil and gas industry to verify training records. At all times, use of this data will be strictly in accordance with principles laid down in data protection legislation. Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations TEMPSC Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft Valid Certificate A certificate which is in-date i.e. has not expired Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 29 of 33

30 Appendix 1: OPITO Information The topics listed below are to be delivered as part of the introduction to this course and included in the lesson plans/instructor guides/exercise plans. Additional introduction topics must include as a minimum, training centre layout and alarms, emergency actions, first aid and domestic arrangements. Mandatory OPITO Information: a) Medical Fitness b) Certification Periods c) CR/Vantage (provided by OPITO) d) OPITO Customer Service Statement (provided by OPITO) e) The roles of employers and training providers (provided by OPITO) f) What is OPITO s role in industry? (provided by OPITO) g) Current Global Network of training providers (provided by OPITO) h) Emergency Response Framework (provided by OPITO applicable for ER Training Providers) i) OPITO DVD (BOSIET/TBOSIET only) provided by OPITO Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 30 of 33

31 Appendix 2: Initial Knowledge Assessment for the Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Further Training Programme Questions: (1) Describe how you prepare your survival craft for evacuation, including any visual checks made. Support your answer with reasons. (2) When given the order to board your survival craft describe how you: (a) Board and seat a full compliment of passengers (b) Board and seat a less than full compliment of passengers e.g. 50%. Support your answer with reasons. (3) When given the order to abandon describe your actions and any instructions you will give to others to enable the survival craft to be launched and released. (4) Your survival craft is waterborne and released. Describe your actions and instructions to others when: (a) (b) (c) You take the survival craft to a safe area Recovering a person from the water Awaiting rescue Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 31 of 33

32 Appendix 3: Training Standard Checklist Candidate's Name: On completion of this training, the candidate should be able to explain: 1. Emergency response arrangements offshore 2. The role of the offshore lifeboat coxswain and how to be prepared for emergencies 3. Operation of the davits and the brake; common faults and potential solutions 4. The launching and release mechanisms of the TEMPSC 5. Continual assessment of TEMPSC readiness 6. How to brief passengers in an emergency 7. The different types and uses of PPE 8. Characteristics of mechanical restraints 9. Suspension systems on the TEMPSC and how to maintain stability of the craft on the hooks 10. Communications methods and equipment 11. How weather and sea state conditions affect the launch of the TEMPSC 12. Hazards that may occur in boarding the craft and in launching the craft 13. How to determine a safe area 14. Degrees on a compass and steering towards a specific heading 15. How weather and sea state conditions affect the path and holding pattern of the TEMPSC 16. Maintaining communications between all parties involved in the emergency 17. How weather and sea state conditions affect the transfer of personnel 18. How to keep injured personnel comfortable and affect their transfer 19. Further evacuation procedures & how to assist Checkmark & initials Evidence source* Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 32 of 33

33 Appendix 3: Training Standard Checklist (continued) Candidate's Name: On completion of this training, the candidate should be able to demonstrate: 20. How to check the external and internal integrity of the safety craft 21. How to remove mechanical restraints to enable launch of the TEMPSC 22. How to start the engine using both primary and secondary start systems 23. How to board passengers as quickly as possible 24. How to confirm the launch area is clear 25. How to brief the crew and obtain permission to launch 26. How to release the lowering mechanism 27. Securing the hatches and turning on the air and water spray protection systems 28. Clearing the installation on course for a safe area 29. Pacing alongside a vessel for transfer of personnel 30. When and how to use the sea anchor 31. Man overboard procedures if any personnel are in the water 32. How to maintain the safety of the TEMPSC passengers 33. How to tow another vessel 34. How to be towed by another vessel 35. Emergency Steering Procedures 36. The order for disembarkation and how to get passengers to the rescue craft Checkmark & Initials Evidence Source* Revision 1 (December 2015) Page 33 of 33