Whilst the offshore oil and gas industry hangs in the balance due to the continued low oil price, the offshore wind energy sector received a huge boost at the beginning of the year with the announcement of the world’s largest offshore wind farm to be built off the Yorkshire coast. ‘Hornsea Project One’ looks set to create 2000 jobs upon its construction, 300 jobs when operational and is expected to power at least one million homes when finished. A report on this commitment to growth in the industry can be seen here;
Blowing in the Wind
Wind power is currently the second largest source of renewable energy in the UK. Currently 1,465 offshore wind turbines around our coast have the capacity to generate 5098 MW of electricity. Many of these are concentrated around the East of England at sites such as Sheringham Shoal, Greater Gabbard, Scroby Sands, London Array, Gunfleet Sands, Thanet and Kentish Flats, all a stone’s throw away from MedSec7’s home territory.
That’s why we’re pleased to announce the collaboration of MedSec7 with one of the leading Integrated Service Providers to the offshore wind industry, CWind, and their training division, National Wind Farm Training Centres (NWFTC), in the introduction of a new wind farm medic course.
With expansion in the industry, operators working in a remote setting, together with recent changes to the UK’s Search and Rescue Helicopter provision and offshore wind clients requirement to maintain robust SHEQ measures, never has it been more important to ensure that offshore operators are trained to deal with medical emergencies, not with any pre-hospital medical course, but one tailored to the industry. Those in doubt about this requirement need look no further than an incident that occurred at Gunfleet Sands earlier this year;
We’re no strangers to working with offshore wind clients. With a history of delivering packages to the staff of MPI Workboats, Tidal Transit and 3sun Group, our partnership with CWind and NWFTC in the delivery of this course sees MedSec7 working with a company that has built an enviable track record which has to date supported the construction and operation of over 30 offshore wind farms across the UK, Germany and Netherlands including the world’s largest offshore wind farms delivering a broad range of construction and O&M services.
NWFTC’s facilities in the East of England include bespoke wind specific training towers in which medical training can be applied in an environment operators will experience offshore. Using the accredited IHCD First Person On Scene (Intermediate) pre-hospital training course as the backbone for the tuition our instructors will use their experience in Search and Rescue (SAR), Confined Area Rescue, Hazardous Area Response and Rope Access to deliver a programme never seen before in the industry over five days and a price of £595+VAT to the client over the following dates this year;
· 06 – 10 Jun 16
· 04 – 08 Jul 16
· 01 – 05 Aug 16
· 05 – 09 Sep 16
· 10 – 14 Oct 16
· 07 – 11 Nov 16
· 05 – 09 Dec 16
MedSec7 is delighted to announce this collaboration displaying its ongoing commitment to providing accredited and endorsed medical training to those in the industry that need the peace of mind that they and their staff are medically trained to the highest standard.
For more information, visit www.medsec7.com, call 0800 955 1577 or contact email@example.com