Objectives

To measure competence relating to the key learning outcomes of the Offshore Fire Emergency Response Team Leader.
Theory input 15%
Practical exercises 85%

Contents

  • The Role of the Offshore Fire Emergency Response Team Leader
  • Offshore emergency response activities
  • The requirement to initiate servicing of equipment and to replenish stocks
  • Maintaining communication
  • Allocating and confirming the teams duties and tasks
  • Monitoring the teams progress: evaluating, adjusting and communicating the response plan
  • Monitoring stress in self and others
  • Debrief the team

Refresh Set familiarization and maintenance – an introduction to the working and routine testing and maintenance of a full duration breathing apparatus set, and an escape set.

Varied conditions exercise – an opportunity to experience in safety, the different conditions and problems likely to be encountered, whilst wearing breathing apparatus.

Fire fighter safety – advice and discussion on the problems associated with ‘tunnel vision’ at emergency incidents. Video presentation of such incidents.

A summary of the necessary words of command etc. to be used on the fire ground.

Hose and foam drills – an opportunity to practice the skills of hose handling, branch holding, pump operation, together with the use of foam fire fighting equipment on liquid fires.

Contents

Fire extinguisher practical session – hands-on use of various fire extinguishers on all types of fires.

LPG gas Valve Isolation – the properties and hazards of LPGs (propane and butane) are graphically demonstrated, together with mini BLEVEs. Use of techniques to control leaks, fight liquid/gas fires etc.

Heat and humidity theory – input on the dangers of working in hot and humid atmosphere and advice on how to recognise they physical warning signs, in themselves and in others.

Team work and communications – a theory session to highlight the elements of teamwork, as applied to emergency response situations. A reminder of the need for effective communications during an incident, and an explanation of how to achieve this.

Valve isolation and fire fighting – an opportunity to put into practice the team work and fire fighting techniques described, to tackle pressurized gas and liquid leaks, involved in fire.

BA exercises – full duration BA sets are used to familiarize students with working in conditions of heat, smoke and darkness, developing skills in search and rescue techniques and fire fighting. Exercises allow students to progress through the combination of the required skills.

Presentation  Through a series of lectures, demonstrations and realistic practical exercises with interactive debriefs.

Health & Safety

All delegates attending this course should be medically fit to undertake breathing apparatus training. Delegates undergoing training for work in confined spaces should not suffer from claustrophobia, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and epilepsy or have impairment of vision to the degree that they would not be able to see sufficiently well without the use of glasses.

Beards or other facial hair may prevent an effective seal being formed between face and face mask when wearing breathing apparatus. For reasons of health and safety,  delegates with beards cannot be admitted to courses which involve the wearing of breathing apparatus.

Please consult a medical adviser if you have any queries.

ISTC reserves the right to restrict or refuse to admit to practical training courses any delegate, who in the opinion of ISTC has an unacceptable medical condition.