10 July 2017
School kids swap rulers for rafts
Around 70 children from Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen were treated to a tour of Petrofac Training Service’s Altens Training Centre recently.
As part of the school’s ‘safety and wellbeing’ programme, the pupils toured the fire training ground, pool room where escape training is carried out and the Major Emergency Management (MEM) simulator. Our instructors also educated the group on the use of aviation life rafts and their purpose in the event of an incident.
Alister Newlands, Survival and Marine Instructor, was among those who hosted the pupils: “A large percentage of these pupils have family that work within the oil and gas industry so it was great to give them a small insight into some of the training required to operate safely offshore.
“Having courses running whilst the visit took place allowed us to demonstrate our training first hand which was very exciting for the pupils with many wanting to join in! The experience generated lots of questions about our own experiences offshore so it was great to share our insights with such an enthusiastic group, who may well even be tomorrow’s oil and gas professionals.”