Special IIMS enclosed space entry course

Of all those who board ships and enter enclosed spaces, the surveyors are most at risk. In many cases the spaces they are about to enter are an unknown entity, therefore they are totally dependent on the ship’s management team having these spaces properly prepared with a trained rescue party adequately equipped and standing by.

It is now a matter of record that ships have more incidents, accidents and fatalities involving enclosed spaces than any other component of the marine sector. These accidents and subsequent fatalities are predominantly the result of people entering, working in, or ironically attempting rescue from those spaces.

In an endeavour to address this issue, IIMS working in conjunction with MRS (formally Mines Rescue Marine) have produced a comprehensive two day ‘enclosed space training package’. The programme deals with all aspects of pre entry, entry and self-rescue procedures and includes many ‘hands-on’ activities with regard to using life preserving equipment in a realistic environment. Drawn from the many years of experience MRS have from operating and rescuing from enclosed spaces, on completion of the programme the client will be better prepared to deal with any potential related dangers they may face in their day to day activities.

The 'dummy' Fire-Aid ship
The ‘dummy’ Fire-Aid ship

The dates of this special course are 9th and 10th May 2017.
The venue is: Fire-Aid International Ltd, Hythe Marine Park, Shore Rd, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire SO45 6HE.
The course will be delivered by Mines Rescue Marine, the marine authority on enclosed spaces – see web site for details.

About the Fire-Aid facility
Their purpose built, new facility is set up to be as real to life on ship as possible. Giving delegates a sense of what life will be like at sea in  an enclosed space environment. The facility is set at the end of a pier on a large football pitch size pontoon within Southampton Water. You couldn’t get a more appropriate setting!

About MRS
For over 100 years, MRS Training & Rescue has developed its specialist skills, experience and knowledge gained from working in a difficult and potentially dangerous environment, to affect the rescue and escape of mineworkers from underground.

Another image of the replica ship at the Fire-Aid facility
Another image of the replica ship at the Fire-Aid facility

MRS Training & Rescue has brought this expertise into general industry and in particular into the marine industry. MRS has engaged in multiple enclosed space exercises on a wide variety of ships allowing them to apply relevant skills and procedures to many unusual and often unique problems.

There are a maximum 8 delegate spaces and the cost is £495 + VAT for both days to include lunch, refreshments and certification.

To reserve your place please call Hilary Excell on +44 (0) 23 9238 5223 or click to email her.

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