Emergency Response and Rope Access / Rescue

Hughes OSS are the award winning industry leader for providing innovative, highly skilled Emergency Response and Rescue teams across the UK and Europe. HOSS specialise in the provision, both offshore and onshore, of multi-disciplined teams who are trained to provide advanced medical care and rescue response.By providing our Emergency Response Teams to cover to your project, not only do you get peace of mind that the workforce has an unrivalled level of Rescue Medics on site, but that those teams are also carrying out the maintenance tasks, so vital for the project’s upkeep and day-to-day running.

Award Winning Industry Recognition:
Hughes OSS were recognised in 2014 for investing in continuous “Skills Development” of our employees, making our Emergency Response team the most highly skilled team in the UK.The award from the British Renewable Energy Awards concretes Hughes OSS’s position as industry leaders for Emergency Response.

Primary aims include:

  • Identify life threatening injuries
  • Deal with mass catastrophic bleeding
  • Immobilisation stretcher and extrication techniques
  • Provide advanced first aid over extended periods
  • Carry out an extensive casualty assessment
  • Achieve casualty extraction
  • Advanced life support
  • Oxygen and entonox administration
  • Timely transfer to the appropriate medical facilities
  • Automated external defibrillators
  • Carry out advanced medical interventions

Clinical Governance is provided to ensure HOSS are accountable for continuously setting high standards of casualty care and improving the quality of the service.

ERT Qualifications and Experience:
Hughes OSS ERT members come from varied, relevant backgrounds including Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Army Medics, RAF Search and Rescue and Mountain Rescue teams. This experience brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to your project with a proven solution to any casualty extrication scenario.

Minimum qualifications for each team member are:

  • IRATA Level 3 – Team leaders
  • IRATA Level 3 – Team leaders
  • IRATA Level 1 and 2 – Team members
  • IRATA Level 1 and 2 – Team members
  • City & Guilds Working in High Risk Confined Spaces
  • City & Guilds Working in High Risk Confined Spaces
  • City & Guilds Confined Space Rescue Course
  • City & Guilds Confined Space Rescue Course

Inspection Services
Hughes Operational Support Services have been providing experienced inspection technicians for both onshore and offshore wind farms for several years. Our highly skilled personnel regularly undertake a full range of inspection services including:

  • Non-destructive Testing
  • Blade Inspection
  • Corrosion and Coating Inspection
  • Lifting and Access Equipment Inspections under LOLER
  • Function and Safety Checks
  • Bolt Tightening and Stability Checks
  • General Visual Inspections including: Guano checks, lightening protection measurement and inspections.

Turnkey Solutions
Paired with Hughes Sub Surface Engineering’s Subsea Operations department, we can provide a turnkey approach for both Topside and Subsea Inspection programmes. Hughes OSS have extensive experience producing quality inspection reports for all out projects. Examples are available on request.