OPITO APPROVED STANDARD

Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies
OPITO Standard Code: 7060

OPITO Approved Standard
Offshore Radio Operator During Emergencies
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and gas Industry employers, discipline experts working within the industry and members of
the OPITO Approved Training network.
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This standard has been designed to accommodate global variations in national legislation
and regulations. In the absence of relevant national legislation and regulations, OPITO
approved centres should use legislative and regulatory criteria specified within this Standard.

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AMENDMENTS
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Change of address 21/6/99

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Changed (07-12-07):
Incident : Onboard, external,
offshore, external onshore, as
directed by OIM
To:
Incident : Onboard, external
offshore & external onshore as
directed by OIM
Changed to new OPITO logo;
updated header, title page &
numbering scheme 17-01-08
Simplified assessor qualifications
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certification
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inserted Appendix 1 - to align with
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by Industry Work Group
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Any amendments made to this standard will be recorded above.

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CONTENTS
Introduction and Course Description ................................................................................ 5
SECTION A
Programme
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
A.5
A.6
A.7
A.8

Offshore Radio Operator During Emergencies Initial Training
..................................................................................................................... 6

TARGET GROUP FOR THE INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ............................................ 6
DELEGATE PRE-REQUISITES FOR THE INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME .......................... 6
PHYSICAL AND STRESSFUL DEMANDS OF INITIAL TRAINING ......................................... 6
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME .................................... 7
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ..................................... 7
DELEGATE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF THE INITIAL TRAINING .............................. 8
DURATION AND TIMING OF THE INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME .................................... 8
THE INITIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ........................................................................... 9

SECTION B

Offshore Radio Operator Refresher Training – Not Applicable ............ 12

SECTION C

Resources for Training ............................................................................ 13

C.1
C.2
C.3
C.4

STAFF .................................................................................................................... 13
TRAINER/DELEGATE RATIO ..................................................................................... 13
FACILITIES.............................................................................................................. 14
EQUIPMENT ............................................................................................................ 14

SECTION D
D.1
D.2
D.3
D.4

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................... 15
PERIODICITY .......................................................................................................... 15
CERTIFICATION ....................................................................................................... 15
COURSE ADMINISTRATION ....................................................................................... 16

SECTION E
E.1
E.2
E.3

Administration and Certification ............................................................. 15

Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies Workplace Competence ..
................................................................................................................... 17

OFFSHORE RADIO OPERATOR DURING EMERGENCIES W ORKPLACE COMPETENCE ..... 17
OFFSHORE RADIO OPERATOR DURING EMERGENCIES W ORKPLACE COMPETENCE UNITS
............................................................................................................................. 18
OFFSHORE RADIO OPERATOR DURING EMERGENCIES W ORKPLACE ASSESSMENT ..... 24

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations ............................................................................. 32
Appendix 1 ........................................................................................................................ 33

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Introduction and Course Description
The oil and gas industry recognises that a major objective is to prevent incidents occurring,
and if they do occur to control them and minimise their effect. It is important therefore to set
common standards and to ensure that they are maintained. Before personnel can be
assessed against standards they will require the knowledge and skills to enable them to
carry out the tasks involved. They may also require basic training and practice before being
assessed.
The purpose of this document is to set out the initial emergency response training
requirements for Offshore Radio Operators which will be conducted at an onshore training
establishment. The training establishment should recognise that this is only part of a
broader training programme. There will also be company and installation specific emergency
response training most of which will be conducted offshore on a regular basis as offshore
drills and exercises.
Appointment of Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies
The Installation, MODU or vessel Duty Holder is responsible for ensuring that personnel
appointed to the Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies role have received sufficient
training and gained relevant experience to undertake the role competently and safely.
The Duty Holder must ensure that, apart from the provision of onshore training, workplace
training is provided and competence assessment is conducted.
OPITO-certified Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies Training
The Offshore Radio Operator During Emergencies Initial Training – which will be
conducted at an onshore training centre
(see Section A).
Workplace Training and Assessment
In addition to the onshore-based training, company and site-specific training and
assessment will typically be conducted offshore. This document also specifies the standard
for the workplace competence requirement.
Offshore Radio Operator emergency response training that can be conducted offshore will
be conducted on a regular basis during drills and exercises. Offshore Radio Operator during
Emergencies Workplace Competence guidance for duty holders is specified in the
Workplace Competence Units within Section E of this standard.

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SECTION A Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies Initial
Training Programme
A.1

Target Group for the Initial Training programme

The target group for the Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies Initial Training
Programme is personnel who are appointed to, or to be appointed to, the role of an Offshore
Radio Operator during Emergencies.

A.2

Delegate Pre-requisites for the Initial Training programme

Attendance on this training programme is open to delegates who are in possession of a CAA
issued Offshore Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence or other recognised relevant
statutory certificate covering the operation of aeronautical and marine radio communications
equipment.

A.3

Physical and Stressful Demands of Initial Training

All personnel who participate in practical activities specified in this standard must be
physically and mentally capable of participating fully.
OPITO-approved Centres are therefore required, as a minimum, to ensure that prior to
participating in practical exercises the delegate or candidate provides written confirmation
that they deem themselves physically and mentally capable of undertaking all aspects of the
training or assessment. Centres must also make the delegate/candidate aware that they
must immediately inform the Centre staff if this capability changes – at any time prior to, or
during the programme.
Delegates/candidates must be advised that they are required to declare any current or preexisting medical conditions which may be exacerbated by, or impair their ability to complete,
the training/assessment programme. Should this be the case, the individual may be
required to provide an authentic medical certificate issued since any identified medical
condition was diagnosed.
The OPITO-approved Centre shall keep a record of the delegate’s/candidate’s declaration of
fitness in accordance with their document control policy(s) or procedures.
This information, along with summary details of the type of physical activities the
delegate/candidate will be asked to perform, will be given to delegates/candidates by the
OPITO-approved Centre and, if applicable, to their sponsoring company as part of the
joining instructions. The responsibility for declaring any known current or pre-existing
medical conditions that could have adverse effects to the individual’s state of health while
undertaking the training and/or assessment activities lies with the delegate/candidate and/or
company sponsoring the delegate.

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Where doubt exists regarding the fitness of any delegate/candidate, the OPITO-approved
Centre should direct the individual to consult a medical officer familiar with the nature and
extent of the training.
Note: Practical exercises should be designed and delivered solely to meet this
standard, and must not place on the delegates any physical or mental demands other
than those required to meet the Standard.

A.4

Aims and Objectives of the Initial Training Programme

The aim of the Initial Training Programme is to equip the delegate with the necessary
knowledge, understanding and skills to perform the role of the Offshore Radio Operator
during Emergencies effectively.
The objectives are:
a) To make delegates aware of the communication and offshore emergency response
arrangements related to the role of the offshore radio operator
b) To provide theoretical and practical training in responding to an emergency and
maintaining effective communications

A.5

Learning Outcomes of the Initial Training Programme

The learning outcomes for Initial Training are specified below:
To successfully complete this training, delegates must able to explain:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

The role of the Radio Operator
Offshore emergency response arrangements
The relevant regulations
Maintaining a state of readiness

To successfully complete this training, delegates must able to demonstrate:
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)

Responding to an emergency
Establishing communications
Maintaining communications
Closing down communications

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A.6

Delegate Performance Assessment of the Initial Training

Delegates will be assessed against the learning outcomes specified in section A.5 using
direct observation and oral and/or written questions as appropriate.
Delegates will be required to undertake a written test at the end of Element 1.1 (duration: 30
minutes) as a method of checking that they have met all the theory learning outcomes. The
test will be ‘open-book’ and questions must be clearly referenced against specific Element
1.1 learning outcomes. There must be a minimum of two questions per learning outcome.
The test pass mark is 80%.Training instructors must identify any gaps in delegate’s learning
and make reasonable effort to address the gaps to help delegates meet the learning
outcomes.

A.7

Duration and Timing of the Initial Training Programme

The optimum contact time for this training and assessment programme is seen as 8 hours.
The contact time is based on the maximum number of delegates/candidates undertaking the
programme.
Individual module/unit/element timings that are specified within the standard must be
adhered to.
The contact time must not exceed 8 hours in any one day and the **total programme day
must not exceed 10 hours.
Practical and theory sessions must contain adequate breaks for delegate welfare.
*Contact time includes the following:
i. Delegate/candidate enrolment and certification process
ii. Delivery of the theoretical and practical training/assessment programme.
**The total programme day includes: contact time, welfare breaks, meal breaks and where
applicable, travel between sites.

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A.8

The Initial Training Programme

The training programme outlined below will assist the delegates to meet the learning
outcomes stated in section A.5. The order in which elements of the training programme are
delivered may vary.
However, contents in Appendix 1 must be covered prior to course commencement.
To make efficient use of time and ensure effective learning there should, wherever
practicable, be an integration of the three phases of explanation, demonstration and
practise. Full use should be made of visual / audio aids and course handout material.
Training staff should give practical demonstrations for all training activities which delegates
are required to practice and demonstrate.
Each module must be introduced prior to commencing the session and should include:
a)
b)
c)
d)

Aim
Learning Outcomes
Timetable/Programme
Assessment

e) Staff

The main purpose of the module
What the delegates are expected to learn
Training module duration and timing
How delegates will be assessed and what they will be
assessed against
Who will be delivering the training and roles of training
support staff

The Initial Training course consists of the following modules and elements:
Module 1
Element 1.1
Element 1.2

Offshore Radio Operator
Role of the Offshore Radio Operator
Practical Exercises for the Offshore Radio Operator

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MODULE 1

Offshore Radio Operator

ELEMENT 1.1

Role of the Offshore Radio Operator

Training staff to explain:
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3
1.1.4

Emergency response arrangements
Role of the radio operator
The range of communications equipment in use offshore
A typical network including:
(a) People
(b) Assets
(c) Communication routes

1.1.5
1.1.6

Relevant regulations related to the role of the Offshore Radio Operator
Maintaining a state of readiness and respond to an emergency

Practical Exercises for the Offshore Radio Operator

ELEMENT 1.2

Following explanations and demonstrations by training staff, delegates to practise and
demonstrate:
1.2.1

The operation of communication equipment, to include:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

1.2.2
1.2.3
1.2.4
1.2.5

Main
Standby
Alternate
SOLAS
Checking the communications equipment for serviceability
Maintaining status boards
Maintaining a radio log book
Handovers – relief radio operator – third party

Refer to Practical Exercises for the Offshore Radio Operator below for scope of
exercises.

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Practical Exercises for the Offshore Radio Operator.
Training centres must provide exercises to enable delegates to practise and demonstrate
their role as a Radio Operator. These exercises will:
1.2.6
1.2.7
1.2.8

Allow the delegate to carry out the duties in 1.2.1-1.2.5 inclusive.
Reflect likely emergencies, to include MOB, general, fire, gas and
installation abandonment
Require delegate to contact people and organisations involved in the
emergencies given in 1.2.7

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SECTION B

Offshore Radio Operator during
Refresher Training – Not Applicable

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SECTION C

Resources for Training

In order that this training programme may be delivered successfully it is essential that the
right people are there to support the programme and that the appropriate facilities and
equipment are in place.

C.1

Staff

It is important that the staff involved have the appropriate qualifications and experience to
ensure that all training and supporting activities are carried out in accordance with the
requirements of this standard and with current legislation (where applicable).
Instructional training staff will:
(a)

Be trained in instructional/lecture techniques and/or have proven
instructing/teaching experience
Be included in an ongoing staff training programme, which includes visits to
offshore oil and gas installations, to enable them to maintain and update skills
and knowledge

(b)

Assessors will hold an industry-recognised assessor qualification.
All staff will have the appropriate competencies to conduct/assist with the element of
training being undertaken

C.2

Trainer/Delegate Ratio

The maximum number of delegates attending this programme is 12.
The following ratios indicate the maximum number of delegates to be supervised by one
Instructor at any one time during each activity.
Theory
Demonstration
Practical

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C.3

Facilities

It is important to ensure that the full range of facilities is made available to ensure delegates
get the most out of their training. The following facilities criteria must be adhered to:
Administration arrangements to support delegates from booking through registration and
assessment to certification
Theory training area(s) designed to enable each delegate to view, hear and participate fully
in the subject matter being taught.
Practical training areas so designed to enable each delegate to, or as part of a team, to
view, hear and practise the training requirement.
All facilities must be maintained and where appropriate, inspected and tested in
accordance with current standards/legislation and manufacturers recommendations.
C.4

Equipment

The following equipment of a type in use regionally on offshore oil and gas installations and
helicopters involved in offshore operations, is required to meet the needs of the training
programme.
1) Operations Status Boards
2) Radio Log Books
3) Communication equipment
All equipment must be maintained, and where appropriate, inspected and tested in
accordance with current standards/legislation, guidance and manufacturers
recommendations.
Risk assessments must be conducted and documented for all training areas and
training equipment.

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SECTION D
D.1

Administration and Certification

Joining Instructions

All joining instructions must contain information which indicates that certain aspects of the
course are of a physical and potentially stressful nature.

D.2

Periodicity

There is no expiry date for the OPITO-approved Offshore Radio Operator certificate.
Note: It is the delegate’s employing company’s responsibility to determine the validity of this
certificate and how to re-validate the delegate’s training.

D.3

Certification

Training establishments are responsible for issuing a certificate direct to the delegate
completing the programme and to the sponsoring company (when required). Each certificate
must indicate that the delegate has been assessed against, and met the required outcomes.
The certificate must also contain the following:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)

Training Establishment name
Full OPITO course title stating that it is OPITO approved
OPITO Registration Code
Delegate's name
Course dates
Expiry date
Unique Certificate Number (UCN) – Refer to OPITO UCN Guidance doc.
for details
(h) Training Establishment Signatory

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D.4

Course Administration

Each delegate attending any OPITO approved programme must be registered with the
Central Register (CR) operated by OPITO. Registration must be made by the training
establishment to OPITO within one week following the course.
OPITO confirms that information on the registration form will be contained in a computerised
register which will be available to employers, prospective employers and training providers in
the oil and gas industry to verify training records. At all times use of this data will be strictly
in accordance with principles laid down in the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

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SECTION E

E.1

Offshore Radio Operator
Workplace Competence

Offshore Radio
Competence

Operator

during

during

Emergencies

Emergencies

Workplace

Workplace training and assessment
In addition to the onshore-based training, company and site-specific training and
assessment will typically be conducted offshore. This Section specifies the standard for the
Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies workplace competence requirement.
Elements of Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies training that can be conducted
offshore will be conducted on a regular basis in the form of drills and exercises.
The Offshore Radio Operator during Emergencies Workplace Competence Units are
detailed in Section E.2 below.

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E.2

Offshore Radio
Competence Units

Key Role:

Operator

during

Emergencies

Workplace

Maintain effective communications during emergencies
(Offshore Radio Operator)

Unit 1:

Maintain a state of readiness and respond to emergency

Element 1.1:

Maintain a state of readiness

Element 1.2:

Respond to emergency

Unit 2:

Operate communications equipment during an emergency

Element 2.1:

Establish effective communications

Element 2.2:

Maintain effective communications

Element 2.3:

Close down communications

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UNIT 1
ELEMENT 1.1

Maintain a state of readiness and respond to emergency
Maintain a state of readiness

Standards of Performance
In achieving this element you will have:
1.1.1

Identified communications equipment and checked for serviceability in
accordance with procedures and operational requirements

1.1.2

Notified appropriate persons and taken appropriate action to maintain
equipment serviceability in accordance with procedures

1.1.3

Performed radio operator duties during drills and exercises in
accordance with procedures

1.1.4

Maintained status boards in accordance with procedures

1.1.5

Maintained information relating to other offshore and onshore facilities

Underpinning Knowledge and Understanding
Within the limits of your responsibility you must be able to demonstrate that you know:
(a) Communications equipment - uses, limitations, channels, emergency
back-up
(b) Checking for serviceability of communications equipment
(c) Radio operators' duties
(d) Drills and exercises
(e) Procedures

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Respond to emergency

ELEMENT 1.2

Standards of Performance
In achieving this element you will have (in accordance with procedures):
1.2.1

Responded to emergencies

1.2.2

Communicated information to appropriate persons

Underpinning Knowledge and Understanding
Within the limits of your responsibility you must be able to demonstrate that you know:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

Information required in emergencies
Uses of status boards
Response to emergencies
Procedures

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UNIT 2
ELEMENT 2.1

Operate communications equipment during an emergency
Establish effective communications

Standards of Performance
In achieving this element you will have:
2.1.1

Established onboard communications in accordance with procedures
and as directed by appropriate persons.

2.1.2

Established external offshore and onshore communications with
appropriate persons in accordance with procedures and operational
requirements

2.1.3

Established additional communications as directed by the OIM or
other appropriate person

Underpinning Knowledge and Understanding
Within the limits of your responsibility you must be able to demonstrate that you know:
(a)
(b)
(c)

Communications equipment
Appropriate people
Procedures

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ELEMENT 2.2

Maintain effective communications

Standards of Performance
In achieving this element you will have:
2.2.1

Communicated information in accordance with procedures

2.2.2

Prepared and issued updates to appropriate offshore and onshore
persons on a regular basis in accordance with procedures and
operational requirements

2.2.3

Maintained a radio logbook in accordance with procedures

2.2.4

Handed over the radio operator’s role to the appropriate person in
accordance with procedures and operational requirements

2.2.5

Handed over radio communications to a third party in accordance with
procedures and operational requirements

Underpinning Knowledge and Understanding
Within the limits of your responsibility you must be able to demonstrate that you know:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)

Accurate and legible recording
Updating
Handovers
Third party requirements
Procedures
Information requirements

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ELEMENT 2.3

Close down communications

Standards of Performance
In achieving this element you will have:
2.2.1

Concluded communications in relation to the incident in accordance
with instructions and procedures

2.2.2

Recorded defects in accordance with procedures

Underpinning Knowledge and Understanding
Within the limits of your responsibility you must be able to demonstrate that you know:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)

Debrief - purpose, structure, information requirements
Communications equipment
Defect reporting
Incident : Onboard, external offshore & external onshore as directed by OIM
Procedures

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E.3

Offshore Radio
Assessment

Operator

during

Emergencies

Workplace

Assessor Guidance and Assessment Records
Standards of Performance and Underpinning Knowledge
The workplace assessor should use the units and elements specified in this document as
standards of performance and underpinning knowledge.

Assessor Qualifications/Certification
Assessors must:
a)

Hold an industry-recognised assessor qualification

Assessing the Candidate: Key Points

1)

Enter the candidate's and assessor’s details on the checklist and candidate record.

2)

Prior to the assessment taking place you (the assessor) must:a.
b.
c.
d.

Make the candidate(s) aware that they are to be assessed.
Ensure that the candidate(s) understands the standard which they will be
assessed against.
Ensure that the assessment site and conditions for assessment are suitable.
Clearly explain to the candidate(s) the task(s) to be performed indicating also
how you intend to gather evidence (e.g. observation of simulated exercises,
oral or written questions, and witness statements).

3)

Allow an opportunity for feedback from the candidate.

4)

On completion of the assessment the assessor should sign-off the Candidate
Record.

5)

Following the assessment the assessor should feedback on the candidate's
performance, identifying where appropriate the areas where competence has not
been demonstrated and further training/development is required.
These training/development requirements should also be communicated to the
candidate’s employer.

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ASSESSOR CHECKLIST
MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE COURSE DURING EMERGENCIES (OFFSHORE RADIO OPERATOR)

Ref:

Task

1

Maintain a state of readiness and respond to
emergency
Maintain a state of readiness

1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.1.3

Onshore

Offshore

Source
of
Evidence

Identify and check all communications equipment for
serviceability
Take appropriate action to maintain serviceability

1.1.4

Perform radio operators
exercises
Maintain status boards

duties

during

drills

and

1.1.5

Maintain information

1.2

Procedures: Operations, status board, maintenance,
emergency, standing instructions, radio regulations
Means of Communication: Main, standby, alternate,
onboard, SOLAS, alternative power supplies
Appropriate persons: Line supervisor, SBV, DSV,
supply boat, aircraft, other vessels on location, other
appropriate installations, coastguard, duty emergency
contact
Appropriate action: Records check, physical check,
operation check
Respond to emergency

1.2.1

Respond to emergencies

1.2.2

Communicate information
Procedures: Emergency, operations, standing
instructions
Information: Type and location of emergency, status of
emergency, POB, casualties, assistance required
Emergencies: MOB, general, fire, gas, abandon
platforn
Appropriate persons: Appropriate emergency
response personnel, SBV, DSV, supply boat, aircraft,
other vessels on location, other appropriate installations,
coastguard, duty emergency contact

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Remarks:

Source of Evidence

O - Observation

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Q - Questioning

W - Witness

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Ref:

Task

Onshore

2
2.1

Operate
communication
equipment
emergency
Establish effective communications

2.1.1

Establish onboard communications

2.1.2

Establish external communications

2.1.3

Establish additional communications

2.2

Procedures:
Emergency,
standing
instructions,
operations, ITU radio regulations
Means of communication:
Main, standby, alternate,
onboard, SOLAS, alternative power supplies
Appropriate offshore persons: Line supervisor, SBV,
DSV, supply boat, aircraft, other vessels on location, other
appropriate installations
Appropriate onshore persons:
Coastguard, duty
emergency contact
Maintain effective communications

2.2.1

Communicate information

2.2.2

Prepare and issue updates

2.2.3

Maintain radio logbook

2.2.4

Handover radio operator's role

2.2.5

Handover radio communications

during

Offshore

Source of
Evidence

an

Procedures: Operations, log book, emergency, standing
instructions, radio regulations
Information communication:
Accurate, relevant,
confirmed, timely, consistent
Appropriate offshore persons: Line supervisor, SBV,
DSV, supply boat, aircraft, other vessels on location, other
appropriate installations
Appropriate onshore persons:
Coastguard, duty
emergency contact
Appropriate person: Relief Radio Operator
Radio Log Book maintenance:
Accuracy, legibility,
clarity, chronological, signatures.

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Source of Evidence

O - Observation

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Q - Questioning

W - Witness

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Ref:

Task

Onshore

2.3

Close down communications

2.3.1

Conclude communications.

2.3.2

Record defects

Offshore

Source
of
Evidence

Procedures: Emergency, standing instructions,
operations, ITU radio regulations
Means of communication: Main, standby, alternate,
onboard, SOLAS, alternative power supplies

Remarks:

Source of Evidence

O - Observation

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Q - Questioning

W - Witness

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CANDIDATE RECORD
MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE COMMMUNICATIONS
(OFFSHORE RADIO OPERATOR)

DURING

EMERGENCIES

Candidate Name:

Company:

Training and Development Needs:

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Declaration: The person named was assessed by me against the criteria and range indicated in
Section 2 of this document and in this document and in accordance with the assessment guidance.
I consider the above person *has/*has not achieved a level of competence to enable him/her to take
up a position in an emergency response function as a Radio Operator subject to further installation
specific training and development.
*I consider the above person requires further training and development in addition to that which is
installation specific.
Assessor's Name

Signature

Date

* delete whichever does not apply

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Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
ABC
BA
DSV
MOB
OIM
PA
POB
PPE
SBV
SOLAS

Airway Breathing & CPR
Breathing Apparatus
Diving Support Vessel
Man Overboard
Offshore Installation Manager
Public Address
Personnel on Board
Personal Protective Equipment
Standby Vessel
Safety of Sea at Life

Valid Certificate

An authentic certificate which is in-date i.e. has not expired

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Appendix 1
The topics listed below are to be delivered as part of the introduction to this course and
included in the Lesson Plans/Instructor guides/Exercise Plans. Additional introduction topics
may include training centre layout and alarms, emergency actions, first aid and domestic
arrangements.
Mandatory OPITO Information:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)

Medical Fitness
Certification Periods
CR/Vantage (provided by OPITO)
OPITO Customer Service Statement (provided by OPITO)
The roles of employers and training providers (provided by OPITO)
What is OPITO’s role in industry? (provided by OPITO)
Current Global Network of training providers (provided by OPITO)
Emergency Response Framework (provided by OPITO – applicable for ER Training
Providers)

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