Maersk launches offshore safety course

UK: A new course to address safety issues in offshore wind, is being run by Maersk Training.

Maersk Training is running a new course to address safety in offshore wind

The course, managing safely for offshore renewables, provides managers and supervisors in offshore wind with skills to help them safely lead their teams.

It will be run from early December and is approved by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health.

Stuart Cameron, Maersk Training’s managing director, said: "It is crucial that staff working at sea develop a deep appreciation of the hazards associated with offshore renewables at all stages of asset life.

"Offshore managers must develop a broad knowledge of the onshore based and maritime based health & safety legal duties relating to an offshore renewable project and know where to find help and guidance.

"We provide them with the knowledge and tools necessary to review their own departmental systems, introduce new controls and ultimately ensure safety in the workplace."

Maersk Training, based in Newcastle north-east England, is also running a new training programme to minimise incidents through human error in marine environments. 

The five-day course is designed to help offshore workers understand the impact of human error in marine incidents and improve leadership and management skills to prevent them. It will be available for maritime workers from November.