All personnel intending to travel and work offshore is required to provide a basic package of training certificates and documents to be allowed on site.
All technicians working offshore (including inspection and certification works) are required to provide certificates proving that following training courses have been successfully completed:
- GWO Sea Survival
- GWO Working at Heights
- GWO First Aid
- GWO Fire Awareness
Next to above certificates, every technician is held to provide a valid offshore medical.
Technicians planned to go offshore by helicopter should additionally also present a valid HUET certificate and a valid Helicopter hoist/winching certificate.
All the aforementioned certificates are the minimum standard requirements to be allowed on site. In case of any specific works or activities, additional certificates may be required.
Only once all certificates and documents have been received, checked, and approved by C-Power, an appointment for a safety induction at the C-Power offices can be scheduled.
The initial training program spans over 7 full days (check!) and will provide the offshore worker with certificates valid for 2 years. Within these 2 years, refresher courses are to be attended (min. 2 days / year), if not certificates loose their validity and the offshore worker needs to start all over.
Since C-Power puts the highest priority on safety, a lot of offshore technicians are trained to advanced levels of first aid or working at height. On top of that, we regularly organize safety drills to train rescue techniques, CPR, person over board exercises and other emergency situations.
The work equipment, collective and personal equipment necessary for the execution of the works must meet all safety requirements and standards.
Following personal protective equipment is standard and must always be worn offshore:
- Life jacket with PLB (Personal Locator Beacon)
- Climbing hooks
- Climbing harness
- Safety gloves
- Positioning rope
- High visibility clothes
- Safety shoes