ABSTRACT

It is now accepted, within the R O V Industry, that a comprehensive training programme with recognised standards is required The benefits of this can be summarised as follows

  1. Enhanced Safety

  2. Improved Operational Efficiency

  3. Improved Quality of Service

  4. Improved Job Satisfaction and Retention of Personnel

This paper examines the progress made since a paper was presented to the Subtech '89 Conference on behalf of the A O D C called manning levels and training standards for R O V operations The proposed Induction and C S W I P 3 3U Courses are referred to and a comprehensive programme of training modules is outlined as a possible means of extending the training available to meet future needs

In particular an argument for competence based training in line with the governments proposals for N V Q 's (National Vocational Qualifications) is put forward, to replace the currently popular knowledge based system

This paper also emphasises the importance of assessment and the need to broaden the entrance requirement to ensure that companies have the opportunity to employ a balance of technical ability with offshore and underwater experience

The paper concludes by suggesting that a comprehensive and complete programme of competence based assessed training modules be developed and that the cost of this will be minimal compared with the benefits to be realised, as personnel are often prepared to fund their own training to aid career progression and even if the funds were to come from an increase in day rate paid by operators this would amount to less than £5 per person per day

Wray Castle College is commited to developing this training programme in a conscientious and professional manner but requires that the Industry supports this development by recognising standards and the benefits that will be achieved

1. Introduction

It is now accepted, within the R 0 V Industry, that a comprehensive training programme with recognised standards is required This paper examines past and present training requirements and facilities and offers a future trainlng programme Elements of this programme are already established and recognised by the industry, others, presently under development could become so in due course

Courses presently recognised by the Industry are knowledge based but it IS envisaged that future training programmes will be competence based in line with the Governments recommendation for National Vocational Qualifications (N V Q 's) The benefits to the industry of further development and recognition of this training programme can be summarised as follows

  1. Enhanced Safety

  2. Improved Operational Efficiency

  3. Improved Quality of Service and Results

  4. Improved Job Satisfaction and Retention of Personnel

The scope of this paper is limited to R O V operating personnel and does not consider the training requirements of clients reps, managers or other associated personnel

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