Hughes Offshore Support Services’ (HOSS) Emergency Response Teams unique training programme provides an unrivaled skill-set to allow the individual team and members to handle any situation.
Teams each compromise of 3 members in total, Team Leader (IRATA L3) and two supporting team members. For 24 hour cover, a minimum of two teams run back-to-back – though for full site coverage, HOSS recommend a minimum of four teams to allow for vessel changeover, transit to-and-from the field etc. this allows for continued coverage for all services and on-site contractors.
All personnel will hold the following as a minimum:
Swift Water Rescue Technician
IRATA Industrial Climbing Qualification
High Risk Confined Space and Rescue (City & Guilds Accredited)
Immediate Emergency Care (Advanced) Trauma Care and Medical Care*
Immediate Emergency Care (Advanced) Trauma Care and Medical Care* – IEC is the most up to date and advanced medical course currently available to non-Healthcare Professionals. The qualification is formally re-assessed every three months by a Healthcare Professional (at very least PHTLS instructor and practicing clinician).
Maintaining High Standards
The course is overseen and guided by a clinical governance framework, spear-headed by Senior Consultants for Emergency Medicine and Care. The course itself contains all the trauma skills required to look after any patient in any condition that could reasonably be encountered within an offshore renewables’ environment – these include the following:
Basic Life Support
Administration of Entonox
Basic and Advanced Airway Techniques and Circulation Preservation
Packaging and Evacuation
Advanced Immobilisation Techniques
C-Spine Immobilisation Techniques
Site Based Scenario Practice
Falls from Height
All team members are recruited from a number of associated background; including Fire and Rescue Service, Military, Commercial Offshore Diving, Lifeboat Services and industrial Rope Access and Rescue.
This picture shows HOSS – ERT during an on-site training exercise.