Arctic Offshore Survival Training

Prior to actual exploration & production activities on fixed installations and drilling rigs, there is a requirement for various seismic technicians, scientists & environmental compliance workers to work aboard research and data gathering vessels. The relatively short open water season requires vessels to remain in the field, necessitating crew changes by helicopter.

This program is designed for ship based offshore workers who will be crew changing by helicopter. The aim is to provide trainees with a basic understanding of the hazards associated with flying and working in a marine environment, the knowledge and skills necessary to react effectively to offshore emergencies, to care for themselves in a survival situation, and participate to the maximum extent in their own rescue.

Prerequisites : 

  • Medicals: It is required that trainees have a valid CAPP, offshore, seafarers’, divers’, or pilots’ medical certificate for participation. Official medicals will be accepted until their date of expiry (an expiry date MUST be clearly stated on the medical to be accepted).
  • Fitness certification form: In absence of the aforementioned medicals, trainees may have a Survival Systems in-house “Fitness Certification Form” completed by their family physician. The “Fitness Certification Form” does not constitute an official medical and thus will only be accepted for training within three months of issue.
  • Government-issued photo ID: A valid Government Identification is required and must be presented for registration and to the instructor on the first day of course commencement. (Driver’s License, Passport, Vantage card)