Today we see another emergency exercise. As you can see in the oil and gas industry we regularly drill and test the emergency response plan.
It is the old adage - fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
It is a legal requirement to have a plan on what to do in an emergency, but does it work?
Testing different scenarios on a regularly basis ensures that the plan works, and keeps the emergency response team skills fresh.
Todays scenario, is in the above image. In this case we are using an inanimate dummy. But it is to practice how to rescue a rope access worker, working under deck.
IRATA rope access technician donning his harness.
The rope access supervisor, using his equipment to haul the pretend casualty up to the deck.
Platform fire team member safely has hands on the practice casualty.
The platform Medic and his first aid team, practice administrating first aid, and using the different types of stretchers required.
Platform medic, coordinates the fire team members on lifting the stretcher and places it into the "frog", to lift the practice casualty from the lower levels of the platform, up to the installation sickbay.
Fire team leader, in communications with the crane operator. They safely lift the practice casualty to the platform sickbay.