World’s first as IMCA approves Fugro’s ROV introductory training course
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has given approval to Fugro for its remotely operated vehicle (ROV) introductory training course.
According to Fugro, this world-first endorsement ensures that only appropriately trained and competent individuals enter the ROV industry, helping maintain high safety standards and quality services to clients.
Participants will be able to attend the course in person at Fugro’s recently opened ROV Training Centre of Excellence, a part of the Fugro Academy Training Centre in Plymouth.
The training program is designed to provide participants with a foundation in the ROV industry, covering a range of topics, including the history and development of the ROV industry, safety, environmental considerations, and hazard management.
“We’re delighted to have worked closely with Fugro to introduce the first IMCA-approved ROV training course. Remote operations are increasingly important to the offshore sector, and our curriculum has been developed to ensure all new technicians are firmly grounded in the basics of the industry, prior to more advanced and practical training,” said Allen Leatt, CEO of IMCA.
“It establishes a verifiable standard which improves safety in our sector, and we hope others around the world will be inspired by Fugro’s approach.”
Meeting IMCA requirements, all new trainees must have a suitable educational background and a minimum of three years of work experience in a relevant field before joining the course.
Additionally, all trainees must pass a written exam and complete all course modules to obtain certification.
By adhering to these standards, Fugro stated it ensures that its trainees receive the highest quality education, preparing them to become competent and successful ROV professionals.
Cody Webb, Fugro’s Global Head of Technical Training and Competence, said: “We are proud to have received IMCA’s approval for our ROV introductory training course. This accreditation reinforces our commitment to providing high-quality training programmes that meet industry standards and ensure that professionals are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed.”