MTCS, KBA to Host Open Courses in ROV High Voltage Safety, UK


Maritime Training & Competence Solutions (MTCS) say thoroughly assessed aptitude in High Voltage used on ROVs is essential among trainees – and even experienced personnel in the subsea field. In commercial ROVs the voltage can be in the area of 48volts and can go up to 1000, so correct use when carrying out repairs and maintenance is imperative.

With this in mind, MTCS and KB Associates Group of Companies (KBA), who already run courses in Singapore, will be jointly delivering Open Courses in High Voltage Safety at KBA’s facility in Altens, Aberdeen. The ROV High Voltage course builds skills in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance, which will prepare a Pilot Technician to operate the ROV in a safe and skilful manner.

With training and competence playing a key role in today’s industry, the joint partnership has been a leading initiative that will establish new benchmarks within the ROV industries. Moreover, the synergy and passion for safety, training and competence by both organisations has certainly placed them in the frontier to continuously deliver a more comprehensive training solution to the subsea industry.

KBA provide an integrated professional specialist solution for consultancy and training that fosters safety excellence and quality in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry and onshore terminals construction industries.

Darren Brunton (CFIOSH), the Managing Director of KBA, brings a wide range of safety management expertise, hands-on experience of offshore operations, compliance and training deliverables in all the courses planned by both companies.

Darren commented: “The aim of the partnership is to raise safety awareness alongside with first-class training to the subsea industry, whereby the model has been extremely successful in Singapore and will be replicated in Aberdeen. In addition, KBA’s facility is strategically located in Altens, Aberdeen; offering MTCS a platform to bring its brands and training to the Scottish region.”

The Altens facility, houses dedicated equipment for assessing personnel in the critical Electrical Isolation procedures required, prior to any maintenance that will take place on ROV systems. This course is suitable for those who have completed the two-day course and MTCS & KBA can also assess delegates that have taken the distance learning option.

Gail Bartolf, Global Sales Coordinator for MTCS, said: “MTCS and KBA have a proven track record in delivering high-quality training together and our high voltage courses are the defacto standard for much of the ROV industry, reflecting both industry best practice and current legislation whilst satisfying IMCA R005.”

MTCS is a fully accredited assessment and training centre, whose head office is based in the Lake District and currently manage the largest independent assessment and certification programme for people involved in Subsea Operations such as ROV, Diving and Hydrographic Survey. Providing a full IMCA- aligned Competence Scheme Management service, MTCS ensure personnel are demonstrating competence in the offshore workplace.

Beside regular open schedules, companies also have the option of in-house bespoke programme, where they can focus on their own in-house equipment and procedures.



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