The Underwater Centre, is working in collaboration with Stork, to deliver a brand new one-day certified course in bolt tensioning.
The ECITB approved course, MJI 21 Hydraulically Tensioned Subsea Bolted Connections, addresses a key activity which every offshore construction diver should be familiar with and will be added to the center’s commercial diving training suite, firstly as a standalone course.
It will provide students, of varying levels of experience, with the knowledge and experience of working with and using bolt tensioning equipment, which they can then use in their job – whether on the surface or underwater.
Industry has identified that bolt tensioning is a skill more commercial divers should have experience of before going subsea.
It will be delivered by an expert from Stork’s on-site training facility, who have also supplied all the equipment for the course, and will include isolations, dismantling techniques, inspection of components, alignment techniques and assembly and tightening techniques in specialist critical bolting.
“Here at the center we have been delivering bolt tensioning training for a number of years, but this new course takes things a step further and provides students with a certified ticket which they can add to their CV,” said Steve Ham, general manager, The Underwater Centre.
Both the Premium Industry and Construction Career Packages provide training in the statutory components of the Health and Safety Executive's commercial diving curriculum, as well as training in the use of subsea tools and practical exercises in carrying out construction and maintenance tasks underwater such as subsea welding and cutting, and rigging and slinging operations.
The Premium Industry Package also includes training in subsea inspection techniques: a vital skill to have when working offshore.
The Underwater Centre is a purpose built training facility which incorporates an extensive pier complex including four dive stations, classrooms, workshops and decompression chambers.
Stork offers services and products associated with maintenance, modifications and assurance of asset integrity of production facilities.
Image: MJI 21 training with Stork.