Emergency Response Training and Team Structure

Hughes Offshore Support Services’ (HOSS) Emergency Response Teams unique training programme provides an unrivaled skill-set to allow the individual team and members to handle any situation.

Team Structure

Teams each compromise of 3 members in total, Team Leader (IRATA L3) and two supporting team members. For 24 hour cover, a minimum of two teams run back-to-back – though for full site coverage, HOSS recommend a minimum of four teams to allow for vessel changeover, transit to-and-from the field etc. this allows for continued coverage for all services and on-site contractors.

Bespoke Training

All personnel will hold the following as a minimum:

  • Offshore Survival
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician
  • IRATA Industrial Climbing Qualification
  • High Risk Confined Space and Rescue (City & Guilds Accredited)
  • Immediate Emergency Care (Advanced) Trauma Care and Medical Care*

Immediate Emergency Care (Advanced) Trauma Care and Medical Care* – IEC is the most up to date and advanced medical course currently available to non-Healthcare Professionals. The qualification is formally re-assessed every three months by a Healthcare Professional (at very least PHTLS instructor and practicing clinician).

Maintaining High Standards

The course is overseen and guided by a clinical governance framework, spear-headed by Senior Consultants for Emergency Medicine and Care. The course itself contains all the trauma skills required to look after any patient in any condition that could reasonably be encountered within an offshore renewables’ environment – these include the following:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Basic and Advanced Airway Techniques and Circulation Preservation
  • C-Spine Immobilisation Techniques
  • Helicopter Procedures
  • Medical Complaints
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Packaging and Evacuation
  • Site Based Scenario Practice
  • Extremity Trauma
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • De-fibrillation
  • Kinematics
  • Falls from Height
  • Administration of Entonox
  • Advanced Immobilisation Techniques
  • Burns
  • Crush Injuries

Previous Experience

All team members are recruited from a number of associated background; including Fire and Rescue Service, Military, Commercial Offshore Diving, Lifeboat Services and industrial Rope Access and Rescue.