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002 Norwegian Oil and Gas Recommended guidelines for safety and emergency preparedness training

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Norwegian Oil and Gas Recommended Guidelines for safety and emergency preparedness training 20.13 No: 002 Established: 1980.07.01 Revision no: 20 Date revised: 2013.03.08 Page: 2

PREFACE
This guideline is supported by Norwegian Oil and Gas Associations (Norwegian Oil and Gas) expert network for safety and emergency preparedness training (NSOB) with associated work groups with representatives from the Norwegian Shipowners Association, employee organisations and course suppliers. Considerable contributions have also been shaped by Norwegian Oil and Gas expert aviation group (LFE), Norwegian Oil and Gas Network security, the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) and Working Together for Safety (SfS). This guideline has been supported by the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association's HSE Managers Forum and by the Operations Committee. Further it has been approved by Norwegian Oil and Gas general director. Responsible manager in Norwegian Oil and Gas Association is manager HSE who can be contacted via +47 51 84 65 00 (switchboard). These guidelines have been prepared with the broad-based participation of interested parties in the Norwegian petroleum industry, and they are owned by the Norwegian petroleum industry, represented by Norwegian Oil and Gas Association. Norwegian Oil and Gas is responsible for administration of these guidelines. Norwegian Oil and Gas Association Vassbotnen 1, 4313 Sandnes P.O. Box 8065 4068 Stavanger, Norway Tel.: + 47 51 84 65 00 Fax: + 47 51 84 65 01 Web site: www.norskoljeoggass.no E-mail: firmapost@norog.no

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CONTENTS PREFACE................................................................................................................................. 2 CONTENTS ............................................................................................................................. 3 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................. 5


1.1 Purpose ..................................................................................................................................... 5 1.2 Definitions and abbreviations .......................................................................................... 6 1.3 References ................................................................................................................................ 9 1.4 Implementation................................................................................................................... 10 1.5 Approval of training centres .......................................................................................... 10 1.6 Course certificate ................................................................................................................ 10 1.7 Validity period ..................................................................................................................... 11 1.8 Nonconformity process .................................................................................................... 11 1.9 Equivalent safety training ............................................................................................... 11 1.9.1 Basic Safety and Emergency preparedness Training (GSK) .......................... 12 1.9.2 Basic safety training completed outside Norway .............................................. 12 1.9.2.1Courses taken in accordance with the "North Sea Agreement"="Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training" ................... 12 1.9.2.2Courses taken in countries that are not included in the Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training ................... 13 1.9.3 Preparedness training (STCW-95) .......................................................................... 13 1.9.4 Preparedness training (agreement NSO and Norwegian Oil and Gas) ...... 13 1.10 Measuring competence ................................................................................................. 14

2 REVISION HISTORY ....................................................................................................15 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING PERSONNEL GROUPS ON PERMANENT AND MOBILE FACILITIES .................................................................18 4 OFFSHORE SERVICE VESSELS THAT CARRY OUT TASKS FOR OPERATING COMPANIES ON THE NORWEGIAN CONTINENTAL SHELF 19
4.1 Background ........................................................................................................................... 19 4.2 Application ............................................................................................................................ 20 4.3 Competence requirements for oil spill response personnel ............................. 20 4.4 Requirements for safety and emergency preparedness training .................... 20 4.4.1 Basic and more extensive safety training in accordance with the vessels station bill .................................................................................................................................... 20 4.4.2 Training must be in accordance with the function the vessel serves in the oil activities.................................................................................................................................. 21 4.5 Training on board............................................................................................................... 21

5 COURSE DESCRIPTION ..............................................................................................22


5.1 Course name: Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Course (GSK)..... 22 5.2 Course name: Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness refresher course (GSK rep.) ..................................................................................................................................... 24 5.3 Course name: Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness refresher course for emergency response personnel (GSK)....................................................................... 26 5.4 Alternative model for carrying out GSK refresher ................................................ 27

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5.5 Course name: Information for New Personnel Onboard .................................... 29 5.6 Course name: OFI100 Search and Rescue Team basic course....................... 32 5.7 Course name: OFI100 Search and Rescue refresher course .......................... 33 5.8 Course name: Coxswain basic course* ....................................................................... 34 5.9 Course name: Coxswain refresher course* .............................................................. 35 5.10Course name: OSE114 Small MOB boat basic course ......................................... 36 5.11Course name: OSE114 Small MOB boat refresher course ................................ 37 5.12Course name: OSE1141 Large MOB boat basic course ...................................... 38 5.13Course name: OSE1141 Large MOB boat refresher course .......................... 39 5.14Course name: OFA101 First-aid basic course ....................................................... 40 5.15Course name: OFA101 First-aid refresher course ............................................... 41 5.16Course name: OSC1141 HLO Basic course ............................................................. 42 5.17Course name: OSC1141 HLO Refresher course .................................................... 44 5.18Course name: OER108 Rescue leader course ........................................................ 45 5.19Course name: OER109 Crisis management basic course .................................. 47 5.20Course name: OER109 Crisis management refresher course ......................... 48 5.21Personnel Care .................................................................................................................. 49 5.22Competence matrix NOFO emergency preparedness personnel................... 50

6 SAFETY AND EMEGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS TABLE.................................................................................................................................51 7 REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CAPACITY FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL WITH SMOKE DIVING FUNCTIONS ...53
7.1 Objective ................................................................................................................................ 53 7.1.1 General................................................................................................................................ 54 7.1.2 Personal statement of health and health examination .................................... 55 7.1.3 Requirements for physical capacity ........................................................................ 55 7.1.3.1Endurance test .............................................................................................................. 55 7.1.3.2Strength requirements .............................................................................................. 56 7.2 Reporting and handling results .................................................................................... 60 7.3 Examples of forms / letter .............................................................................................. 61 7.3.1 Personal health declaration, smoke divers .......................................................... 61 7.3.2 Smoke diver health examination and function test .......................................... 62 7.3.3 Form for reporting test result to the line management .................................. 63 7.3.4 Form for reporting test result to the line management .................................. 64 7.3.5 Letter to the doctor treating the patient ............................................................... 65 7.3.6 Medical certificate relating to smoke diving ........................................................ 66

APPENDIX A STANDARD GSK COURSE CERTIFICATE .....................................67 APPENDIX B THE MUTUAL AGREEMENT ..........................................................68 APPENDIX C AGREEMENT BETWEEN NSO AND NORWEGIAN OIL AND GAS (FORMER OLF) .........................................................................................................69 APPENDIX D QUALITY-ASSURANCE OF TEST / EQUIPMENT ...................73

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INTRODUCTION 1.1 Purpose


The objective of these guidelines is to establish a joint understanding and practice regarding safety and emergency preparedness training among the players on the Norwegian continental shelf. Application These guidelines encompass personnel on fixed and mobile facilities, as well as vessels used in the petroleum activities. Goals and principles It is evident from the Petroleum Safety Authoritys (PSAs) regulations that the licensee must ensure that everyone staying at the facility has received sufficient training. These guidelines represent minimum requirements. In the event of any non conformities, it must be documented that the competence requirements are fulfilled. These guidelines will ensure that all personnel on the facilities receive the necessary training in order to ensure their own safety. Personnel, who are assigned special emergency preparedness tasks, must in addition have the expertise that is necessary to maintain the emergency preparedness function(s). Responsibility and internal control It is the operating companies responsibility to establish sufficient internal control systems to ensure compliance with these guidelines. Through affected departments and project groups, the operating companies/shipowners are responsible for ensuring that all participating personnel, both their own and hired, have the qualifications described in these guidelines. It is the contractors responsibility to ensure that its own employees possess the necessary qualifications before work is carried out for the operating company/shipowner.

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1.2 Definitions and abbreviations


Basic training Course day The safety and emergency preparedness training required for all personnel working on the shelf. Course day means eight school hours (excluding breaks and lunch) unless otherwise specified under the individual course programme.

Emergency preparedness training Training of personnel that have emergency preparedness functions. Exercises Exercises are carried out verify that the necessary knowledge and skills of personnel and teams in the emergency preparedness organisation are present when simulating a joint emergency preparedness effort. Exercises are not considered training. Facility that is permanently placed on the field in the fields lifetime. Production vessels are included in this definition as they are intended to be permanently placed on the field. Personnel who will serve in smoke diving functions are subject to health, endurance and strength requirements as described in Chapter 6. Hour in these guidelines is intended to mean a school lecture hour (45 minutes), unless otherwise specified. Facility that is registered in a national vessel registry (flagged facility) and must therefore follow a maritime operations concept including classifications, for example, a drilling facility or well intervention facility, see also facility. Reference is made to Section 4 of the Framework Regulations. The Working Environment Acts application in offshore petroleum activities in accordance with Section 1-3, third subsection of the Working Environment Act. The Working Environment Act and this regulation apply to manned underwater operations in petroleum activity that is executed from vessels or facilities, unless specific rules are stated.

Fixed facility

Health requirements

Hour

Mobile facility

Offshore service vessel

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The following are exempted from the Working Environment Act and provisions in this regulation that are determined in accordance with the Working Environment Act: a) supply, standby and anchor handling services with vessels, seismic or geologic surveys with vessels and other comparable activity that is considered to be maritime, b) vessels that carry out construction, pipelaying or maintenance activities in the petroleum activities, unless otherwise specially stated by the Ministry of Labour or administrative decisions. Refresher training The safety and emergency preparedness training required to maintain previously acquired knowledge and skills. Training for personnel who have emergency preparedness functions within the following areas: smoke divers and fire teams Training is carried out to maintain knowledge and skills that are provided in basic training, emergency preparedness training and refresher training and that are necessary to master subtasks within the emergency preparedness. Training can be carried out on board when a planned training programme has been established. Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training Norwegian Oil and Gas sister organisation in Denmark Emergency Breathing System Exploration & Production Information Management Association Further Offshore Emergency Training Basic safety training Basic safety training, refresher

Search and rescue teams

Training

BOSIET Danish Operators EBS EPIM FOET GSK GSK rep

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GSK-N

Basic safety training with N notation, i.e. that the basic safety training is only valid for the Norwegian continental shelf Helicopter Landing Officer Helicopter Underwater Escape Training International Maritime Organization Man over board Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies the Dutch Olie en Gas Exploratie en Productie Associatie, or Netherlands Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Association, which is Norwegian Oil and Gas sister organisation in the Netherlands The Norwegian Industrial Safety and Security Organisation Norwegian Oil and Gas sister organisation in the UK Norwegian Oil and Gas Association Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization Oil Recovery Vessel The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway Rescue leader Sea. Rescue leader Sea will manage assigned seagoing resources during the oil spill response action to limit the extent of damage of a potential spill Short Range Certificate Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers Very High Frequency. VHF indicates a radio frequency area where important maritime communication takes place, including the maritime VHF channel 16, which is the international emergency and call channel

HLO HUET IMO MOB NOFO NOGEPA

NSO Oil & Gas UK

Norwegian Oil and Gas OPITO OR vessel PSA RSL SEA -

SRC STCW VHF

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Personnel category - Personnel working on the continental shelf Defined as: 1. Personnel who carry out work/assignments in connection with installation, operations, maintenance and disassembling facilities, including personnel on vessels used in the petroleum activities. 2. Personnel representing public authorities and other personnel with supervisory/advisory tasks on the shelf. Personnel category - Visiting personnel Defined as: Personnel that do not work on the continental shelf.

1.3 References
Donnelly,R.P.: Objective Fitness Standards for Rescue Team in the Steel industry. MFOM Dissertation. Tjelta,L.I.. Stavanger University College 2002: Recommended endurance tests to test endurance capacity of crews performing services as smoke divers in the oil industry. (in Norwegian) Lindvik, P.A. et. al.: Physical strains when smoke diving. Hydro Aluminium Karmy 27-30 March 1995. (in Norwegian) Norwegian Occupational Medicine Association, Occupational medicine guidelines: Smoke diver health check. (in Norwegian) UKOOA 2002: Medical Standards for Fire and Emergency Response Team Members. The city of Oslo, agency for fire and rescue services: Fire and rescue personnel requirements. (in Norwegian) Directorate of Labour Inspection: Labour Inspections guidelines to the Chemical Regulations; Health examination and physical tests for smoke and chemical divers, order no. 579 (in Norwegian)

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1.4 Implementation
Courses in accordance with these guidelines must be arranged at the Norwegian Oil and Gas approved course centres unless otherwise specified in the course curriculum. Some curricula allow for the courses to be arranged internally in an operating or contractor company, or on board its facility, such as a) b) complete courses, or in modules

Courses and/or refresher training, or modules of these, that are arranged internally in the individual operating or contractor company (on land or facility), must be documented by the individual company.

1.5 Approval of training centres


Norwegian Oil and Gas Network group for safety and emergency preparedness training (NSOB) has the overall responsibility for assessment, quality assurance and approval of course/training centres that offer safety and emergency preparedness training. This also applies to training carried out internally with the contractor companies. An overview of approved training centres is available at Norwegian Oil and Gas website; www.norskoljeoggass.no

1.6 Course certificate


Norwegian Oil and Gas-approved training centres will issue course certificates to each course participant, clearly stating the course name and course code pursuant to these guidelines. A separate template for standard GSK course certificates has been prepared, see Appendix A. For basic safety and emergency preparedness training and refresher training, which applies to travel to fixed and mobile facilities on the Norwegian continental shelf, the course certificates are registered in a joint database; EPIM BST registry. All course participants who have completed basic safety and emergency preparedness courses and basic safety and emergency preparedness refresher courses (GSK and GSK rep.) will, from 1 May 2010, be registered in the EPIM BST registry. This assumes that all Norwegian Oil and Gas-approved course centres register all course participants who have completed GSK and GSK rep. in the EPIM BST registry according to the guidelines provided for such registration. The website http://www.sikkerhetskurs.org has been established as a portal for information and log-on for registration of GSK and GSK rep. for the course centres. User name and password will be identical to what the centres have used in the previous solution.

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Due to changes to the course certificate system, card system and database, the following documentation will be valid for travel in a transitional phase: Course certificate from an approved training centre within the date of expiry, i.e. by the end of the month indicated on the course certificate. (For example: If the expiry date is 11 May 2011, the refresher course must be taken by the end of May 2011.) Norwegian Oil and Gas cards that have not expired, i.e. before the end of the month indicated on the card PSK card up to 31 December 2013

Course certificates approved by the flag state are issued for offshore service vessels. All people travelling offshore must bring valid documentation for valid emergency and safety training when departing.

1.7 Validity period


The refresher emergency preparedness training must be carried out by the end of the last month of defined frequency for the training. Personnel that have not maintained their competence in accordance with Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements or other equivalent training during the last four years must complete a new basic course. To the degree it is not a matter of course, the following basic rules can apply in this connection: Personnel cannot serve on response teams without valid education/training. If personnel serve on response teams without valid education/training, this must be treated as a nonconformity according to the companys internal nonconformity system.

1.8 Nonconformity process


In extraordinary cases, the operating companies may allow personnel to travel offshore without the necessary safety training. Nonconformities can be allowed when it would otherwise be unreasonable, and must be documented in accordance with the companys system for nonconformity processing.

1.9 Equivalent safety training


Personnel on the continental shelf must have the necessary expertise to carry out their tasks. The succeeding sections provide examples of alternative training considered equivalent to the training defined in these guidelines. The list is not complete; there may also be other combinations. The operator may approve other safety and emergency training equivalent based on an individual and specific compliance measurement.

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1.9.1 Basic Safety and Emergency preparedness Training (GSK)


Course documentation of IMO60 / IMO 80 (no older than four years) or twelve months of seagoing service in the last five years, provides the opportunity to be trained at an Norwegian Oil and Gas GSK refresher courses (this course includes Norwegian Oil and Gas-approved helicopter evacuation courses), and supplemented with GSK e-learning module. Such training qualifies for a regular Norwegian Oil and Gas training certificate valid for four years. Personnel documenting completed IMO 60/80 training (not older than four years) are granted Norwegian Oil and Gas certificate pending completion of GSK HUET training + e-learning module. The Norwegian Oil and Gas certificate should be issued at the date of the first module of the STCW training. Extending STCW training to Norwegian Oil and Gas standard should comply with the regulations for GSK and Nnotation is not permitted.

1.9.2 Basic safety training completed outside Norway


A summary is provided below of what basic safety and emergency preparedness training is accepted for travel on the Norwegian shelf.

1.9.2.1 Courses taken in accordance with the "North Sea Agreement"="Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training"
Basic safety training (and corresponding refresher courses) taken in accordance with the North Sea Agreement = Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training, the agreement can be found in Appendix B. Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training is an agreement between Oil & Gas UK (the UK), Danish Operators (Denmark), NOGEPA (Netherlands) and Norwegian Oil and Gas (Norway) relating to mutual recognition of each others basic safety training. The term "approval" in the text below should be understood that Norwegian Oil and Gas has considered the listed training programs to be professionally equivalent to their corresponding Norwegian Oil and Gas courses. This means that: basic safety training (and corresponding refresher courses) taken in Denmark at a course centre approved by Danish Operators, is approved basic safety training (and corresponding refresher courses) taken in the UK at a course centre approved by Oil & Gas UK, is approved. Oil & Gas UK utilises OPITO-approved course centres (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization), OPITO BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training) and OPITO FOET (Further Offshore Emergency Training) from the UK is approved basic safety training (and corresponding refresher courses) taken in the Netherlands at a course centre approved by NOGEPA, is approved

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Note: When the training has taken place in one of the other countries pursuant to Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training, you will most likely have to take a so-called "Additional Basic Safety and Emergency Training Course for the Norwegian Continental Shelf" in addition.

1.9.2.2 Courses taken in countries that are not included in the Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training
OPITO basic safety training (BOSIET), and corresponding safety courses (FOET), taken at course centres that are not included in the Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training, will not automatically be approved for the Norwegian continental shelf. Each operator/shipowner must make an individual assessment to determine whether such safety and preparedness competence can, or cannot, be approved. Courses taken at foreign course centres in countries not included by the Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training, and that are not OPITO-approved, will require individual assessment in each case.

1.9.3 Preparedness training (STCW-95)


Equivalent training/certification pursuant to STCW95 is considered to cover Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements for offshore service vessels and mobile facilities. MOB boat certificate in accordance with STCW95 covers Norwegian Oil and Gas MOB boat course. Fire fighting management, in accordance with STCW95, covers Norwegian Oil and Gas search and rescue team courses. Management of first aid and medical treatment in accordance with STCW95 covers Norwegian Oil and Gas First-aid basic course. Coxswain certificate in accordance with STCW95 covers Norwegian Oil and Gas coxswain course.

1.9.4 Preparedness training (agreement NSO and Norwegian Oil and Gas)
An agreement relating to mutual approval of safety and preparedness training has been signed between the Norwegian Industrial Safety and Security Organisation (NSO) and Norwegian Oil and Gas. Reference is made to Appendix C for more details.

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1.10 Measuring competence


Learning targets should be set for each course and topic, against which the participants are assessed. Participants who meet these minimum requirements and pass the course are issued a course certificate. If a participant does not pass the course/module, the principal must be notified and a course certificate will not be issued. Absences during the course/module according to these guidelines will result in a course certificate not being issued. Examples of methods to assess competency are: - Final exam Written or practical test where the course participant demonstrates that he/she has the necessary competence required - Instructor observation - Specific preparedness requirements Observation form for the individual participants/groups/teams Exercises where participants will carry out a special task according to goals specified in advance, (e.g. control fire with a dry-chemical extinguisher, be ready in the lifeboat by a certain time).

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2 REVISION HISTORY
As of 2012.02.23, the following changes were made: Generally, considerable language improvements have been implemented in the document. New paragraph PREFACE has been included. There is now a clarification of which Norwegian Oil and Gas networks and partners having contributed to the establishment of these guidelines. Changes have been made to the following chapters: Ch. 1 Introduction 1.1 Clarification that the responsible party for implementing these guidelines includes both the operator and shipowner. 1.2 Definitions are now significantly more detailed and extensive, listed alphabetically and definitions and abbreviations not used in the document have been removed. Some requirements and descriptive text have been moved to the sections to where they belong. 1.3. A separate chapter has been added for references, ref. the standard template for Norwegian Oil and Gas guidelines. In relation to previous references, a change has been made under the reference to the Directorate for Labour Inspection. 1.4 Clarification of who can arrange courses pursuant to these guidelines, as well as where they can be arranged. 1.6 Chapter heading changed to Course Certificate. A template has been established for standard GSK course certificates. A requirement has been introduced for everyone who completes GSK and GSK rep. to be registered in the EPIM BST registry. The validity period for the course certificates has been clarified further. 1.7 A new section has been introduced defining validity period(s) for the certificate(s). 1.9 Administrative re-write of this paragraph. 1.10 Equivalent training in relation to STCW and IMO, as well as in accordance to the North Sea Agreement, have been explained in more detail. In addition, reference is made to the agreement between NSO and Norwegian Oil and Gas relating to mutual approval of safety and preparedness training. Ch. 2 Added a separate paragraph in the guidelines which describes changes made from the previous revision. Ch. 3 Requirements regarding training for personnel groups on permanent and mobile facilities 3 a) The time indication of (five days) has been removed. Provisions relating to maritime personnel have been moved to Chapter 4.

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Ch. 4 Offshore vessels which carry out tasks for operating companies on the Norwegian continental shelf 4.1 The chapter has been re-written with the intention of simplifying and clarifying the conten.t 4.4.1 The chapter has been changed in accordance with the Norwegian Maritime Directorates circular stating that requirements for refresher of safety and emergency preparedness training every five years are repealed for personnel pursuant to STCW, assuming 12 months sailing service during the last five years. 4.4.2 The title of this item has been changed. Ch. 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Course descriptions Changes related to description of duration and content. Changes related to description of duration, content and other. New BST refresher course introduced for emergency preparedness personnel. A new chapter has been added to the guidelines which describes alternative models for carrying out BST refresher courses. Regarding information for new personnel on board: This chapter includes the entire Norwegian Oil and Gas guideline 080 Guidelines for information to new personnel on the shelf, which was nearly identical to this chapter. Norwegian Oil and Gas guideline 080 has been removed. Search and rescue team replaces the term/title Fire team basic course, in addition to minor changes under content. Search and rescue team replaces the term/title Fire team refresher course. Considerable revisions and changes have been made to the course, under the administration of NOFO related to oil spill preparedness.

5.6 5.7 5.22

Ch. 6 Requirements for safety and emergency preparedness training - table The table has been slightly simplified and made easier to read. Ch. 7 Health requirements and physical functional requirements for response personnel with smoke diving functions 7.1.2 Personal statement of health and health examination. Changes have been made to the requirements for visual acuity providing the opportunity to use soft hydrophilic contact lenses both during the eye exam and training/real assignments. 7.3.1 Personal statement of health. Minor changes in form layout 7.3.2 Medical certificate. Minor changes in form layout. The following Appendices have been added to the document: Appendix A Standard BST course certificate Appendix B The North Sea Agreement = Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Training Appendix C Agreement between NSO and Norwegian Oil and Gas Appendix D Quality assurance of test/equipment

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Changes in revision 20 versus revision 19: As of 2013.03.08, the following changes were made: Chapter 5.22 - Competence matrix NOFO emergency preparedness personnel: Revisions and changes have been made to the courses, under the administration of NOFO related to oil spill preparedness. Appendix B The Mutual Agreement Mutual recognition of basic & refresher safety and emergency preparedness training matrix: The matrix has been revised. It is now required a separate course module with escape chute for those who have completed courses in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Denmark who will be working offshore on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Furthermore, the guideline has been put into new template, resulting in a change in the chapter section and thus chapter citations

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3 REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING PERSONNEL GROUPS ON PERMANENT AND MOBILE FACILITIES


a) Personnel working on the continental shelf are given: - Basic safety and emergency preparedness courses - Information for new personnel on board (training video prepared by Working Together for Safety - SfS) or equivalent information Until the person in question is familiarised with the facility, the person must be guided and followed up. Refreshing basic safety and emergency preparedness courses must be carried out every four years. Those who do not refresh their training by the deadline (expiry month) must complete a new basic course. The operators will plan the training for their employees in a prudent manner so the requirement for a refresher course every four years is fulfilled. Nonconformities from this requirement must be treated in accordance to the operators governing documentation. Generally, pregnancy and illness are acceptable grounds for allowing refresher training to take part after expiry date of the existing safety and emergency training. For personnel not employed in an operating company, a training centre may grant such extension from the four-year rule if: i) A medical certificate exists for the period from the course certificate expiry date until the person in question participates in the course. Such an extension must be documented in the centres governing documentation. Application for extension should be sent to the relevant training centre. ii) Documentation exists for pregnancy/maternity leave for the period from the course certificates expiry date until the person participates in the course. b) Visiting personnel are provided with: - Information for new personnel on board or equivalent information Visiting personnel must undergo safety-related follow-up by people with the necessary safety training during their entire stay at the platform. c) Emergency preparedness personnel are given: - Basic training, ref. a) - More extensive training relevant to the function, ref. Ch. 5 and 6

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4 OFFSHORE SERVICE VESSELS THAT CARRY OUT TASKS FOR OPERATING COMPANIES ON THE NORWEGIAN CONTINENTAL SHELF 4.1 Background
Petroleum activity on the Norwegian shelf includes both facilities and vessels, see the definitions below. Facility: Installations, plants and other equipment for petroleum activity, but not supply and standby vessels or ships that transport petroleum in bulk. Facility also includes pipelines and cables unless otherwise determined. Vessel: A vessel can fall into one of the two groups below: a) supply, emergency preparedness and anchor handling services with vessels, seismic or geological surveys with vessels and other comparable activities, considered to be maritime, b) vessels that carry out construction, pipelaying or maintenance activities in the petroleum activities, unless otherwise specified by the Ministry of Labour through regulations or administrative decisions. Vessel and crew, or parts of crew, on board the vessel are subject to IMO requirements/the STCW convention or the petroleum regulations, all depending on which function the vessel serves in the petroleum activities. Section 3 of the Framework Regulations states the following relating to application of maritime regulations in offshore petroleum activities: As regards mobile facilities registered in a national ships' register, and which follow a maritime operational concept, relevant technical requirements in the Norwegian Maritime Directorate's regulations for mobile facilities (the Red Book), such as they read after the amendments in 2007 and subsequent amendments, and with supplementary classification rules provided by Det Norske Veritas, or international flag state rules with supplementary classification rules providing the same level of safety, with the specifications and limitations that follow from Section 1 of the Facilities Regulations, can be used as an alternative to technical requirements laid down in and in pursuance of the Petroleum Act. The chosen maritime regulations shall be used in their entirety. The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway can stipulate additional requirements, based on safety-related considerations. Furthermore, Section 4 of the Framework Regulations states that: The Working Environment Act and these regulations apply to manned underwater operations in the petroleum activities which are carried out from vessels or facilities, provided no special rules have been stipulated.

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Vessels are exempt from the Working Environment Act and provisions in these regulations, which are laid down in pursuance of the Working Environment Act (as defined in the text above). A simplified interpretation is that if vessels, given the references noted above, are included under the Working Environment Act, the petroleum regulations will apply. If the vessel is not included under the Working Environment Act, the vessel will exclusively relate to the STCW-95 convention. Maritime personnel on offshore service vessels thus follow training requirements pursuant to the STCW-95 convention. However, if helicopters are used as a means of transport to and from ships, a Norwegian Oil and Gas-approved helicopter evacuation course (HUET) must also be carried out in accordance with the guidelines. This is explained in further detail in the table in Chapter 6.

4.2 Application
Training in accordance with this chapter should be used as a basis for crew on offshore service vessels that carry out tasks directly or indirectly for operating companies on the Norwegian shelf.

4.3 Competence requirements for oil spill response personnel


As a part of these guidelines, competence requirements have been issued for personnel involved in the Norwegian continental shelfs oil spill preparedness. These requirements are divided into expertise levels and are accepted as normative requirements as regards competence of personnel who are involved in, or have a role in Norwegian oil spill preparedness. Based on the regulatory requirements, NOFO has prepared more detailed competence requirements for oil spill response personnel that engaged in NOFOs own emergency preparedness organisation. In addition to courses that are required for NOFOs emergency preparedness organisation, NOFO will continuously assess and offer other course options that could promote emergency preparedness personnel expertise. Reference is made to the competence requirements and competence matrix on NOFOs website, www.nofo.no.

4.4 Requirements for safety and emergency preparedness training 4.4.1 Basic and more extensive safety training in accordance with the vessels station bill
Everyone who will serve with duties in emergency preparedness or safety functions on ships, must have completed and passed approved safety and emergency preparedness training pursuant to the STCW convention. For all personnel where requirements are made for approved safety training, such documentation must not be older than five years. All such documentation must be in the form of approved course certificates with relevant references to the STCW conventions rules and sections.

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The safety competence is upheld/maintained by maritime personnel that can document at least 12 months of actual service time during the last five years. Sailing service time is granted for each day of service on board the vessel and should be documented (effective sailing time on board). For personnel that have not sailed effectively for 12 months during the last five years, the following training requirements will apply: Subordinate personnel: Machine officers: Deck officers: 40 hours in accordance with the tables in the IMO 60 model course 66 hours in accordance with the tables in the IMO 80 model course 68 hours in accordance with the tables in the IMO 80 model course

4.4.2 Training must be in accordance with the function the vessel serves in the oil activities
Functions on the vessel that are a result of activities carried out by the vessel beyond the maritime, must be carried out by competent personnel who have completed training and repeated this pursuant to requirements in these guidelines. Reference is made to the table in Chapter 6.

4.5 Training on board


Training on board must be planned, systematic and documented in the vessels quality assurance system.

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5 COURSE DESCRIPTION 5.1 Course name: Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness Course (GSK)
GOAL: To train the course participant to be able to protect his/her safety in an emergency situation and promote safe behaviour. The participant should be motivated to promote a better and safer working environment. Emphasis is placed on preventive measures that can avoid injuries to people, the environment and equipment. After completing the course, the participants should have basic knowledge and skills relating to: - HSE culture and correct safety behaviour - Prevention of work accidents - Use of relevant fire/rescue equipment - Lifesaving first-aid - Collective means of evacuation - Correct use of survival suit with emergency breathing system - Helicopter evacuation (HUET) The course aims to create positive attitudes to the term HSE culture, as well as understanding for the social and physical working environments significance for life, health and values in work as well as recreational time. TARGET GROUP: Personnel working on the continental shelf. E-learning course BST

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: DURATION: CONTENT:

Four days Introduction HSE culture and behaviour First-aid Collective evacuation Fire protection Sea rescue Helicopter evacuation

OTHER: HSE culture/behaviour training will be integrated in the entire course.

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It is very important that the students experience confidence and progression during the helicopter evacuation training. Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants, at the most (room standard adjusted to the number of participants). Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants. Practical exercises in connection with helicopter evacuation: one instructor per student inside the helicopter simulator.

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5.2 Course name: Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness refresher course (GSK rep.)
GOAL: Update the course participants knowledge and ability to protect his/her safety in an emergency situation and promote safe behaviour. After completing the course, the participants should have maintained and updated knowledge and skills relating to: Correct safety behaviour Use of a hand-held fire extinguisher Lifesaving first aid Use of escape chute Correct use of survival suit with emergency breathing system Helicopter evacuation (HUET) (see comments in section Other) TARGET GROUP: Personnel working on the continental shelf.

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: Basic safety and emergency preparedness course or corresponding equivalent competence. Personnel that have not maintained their competence pursuant to Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements or other equivalent training during the last four years, must complete a new basic course. DURATION: FREQUENCY: CONTENT: Two days Every four years Introduction HSE culture and behaviour Fire protection with first-aid Sea rescue with first aid Helicopter evacuation

OTHER: HSE culture/behaviour training will be integrated in the entire course. It is very important that the student experiences confidence and progression during the helicopter evacuation training. If helicopter evacuation is not carried out, a Norwegian notation will be added to the course certificate, i.e. GSK-N. This means that the holder of the course certificate is only qualified to work on the Norwegian continental shelf.

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Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants (room standard adjusted to the number of participants). Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants. Practical exercises in connection with helicopter evacuation: one instructor per student inside the helicopter simulator. Also see Chapter 5.4 of these guidelines: Alternative models for carrying out GSK refresher.

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5.3 Course name: Basic Safety and Emergency Preparedness refresher course for emergency response personnel (GSK)
GOAL: Update the course participants knowledge and ability to protect his/her safety in an emergency situation and promote safe behaviour. After completing the course the participants should have maintained and updated knowledge and skills relating to: Use of escape chute Correct use of survival suit with emergency breathing system Helicopter evacuation (HUET) (see comment under other) Use of life raft Personnel working on the continental shelf tasked with functions related to emergency preparedness

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: Basic safety and emergency preparedness course or equivalent competence. Active member in one of the following emergency preparedness teams: Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) and Search and rescue team (formerly fire team) DURATION: FREQUENCY: CONTENT: One day Every four years Introduction HSE culture and behaviour Sea rescue Helicopter evacuation

OTHER HSE culture/behaviour training will be integrated in the entire course. It is very important that the student experiences confidence and progression during the helicopter evacuation training. If helicopter evacuation is not carried out, a Norwegian notation will be added to the course certificate, i.e. GSK-N. This means that the holder of the course certificate is only qualified to travel out to the Norwegian continental shelf. Reference is made to Chapter 5.4 of these guidelines: Alternative models for carrying out GSK refresher. Emergency response personnel (personnel engaged in emergency preparedness functions) are expected to be trained in fire fighting and first aid during the offshore working periods. The length of the course for these groups is accordingly shorter than GSK-rep.

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5.4 Alternative model for carrying out GSK refresher


Course plan:

HUET
(for personnel in need of additional water training).

Fire fighting

HUET

Sea rescue

First-aid

Sea rescue

Figure 1 Plan for refresher course

A separate HUET course for personnel with a special need for water confidence is being set up (ref. first box in Figure 1). This course will have fewer participants so the instructor will have more time with each person, and the course module may take somewhat longer time than a normal HUET. To avoid additional days for training, other sea training, as well as training the use of escape chute should be completed on the same day. This is day one of the refresher course. For personnel that do not need extra follow-up for water training, etc. a normal HUET course is taken, (ref. third box in Figure 1) i.e. day 2 of the course. HUET courses for personnel that require extra water training, etc. will also be available for personnel taking a basic course. Participants who do not complete the helicopter evacuation part (part 2), will not have approved courses for any continental shelf except the Norwegian, i.e., the course certificate can only be used on the Norwegian continental shelf. The minimum requirement for the Norwegian shelf is the evacuation exercises (part 1). Personnel who have considerable problems being in water/under water have the opportunity to participate in a specially designed course, allowing each participant to gain confidence through a number of exercises in water. Part 1 (mandatory for everyone): Practical exercises in a pool: Water confidence Organised evacuation Use of emergency breathing equipment (EBS air pocket)

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Part 2 (helicopter simulator) Evacuation exercises: Emergency landing at sea. The helicopter stops on the sea surface, windows are removed, and emergency breathing system is established. Helicopter rotates 180 degrees. Emergency landing at sea. The helicopter stops on the sea surface, windows are removed, and emergency breathing system is established. Helicopter rotates 180 degrees. Emergency landing at sea. The helicopter stops on the sea surface, emergency breathing system is established. Windows are removed under water. The helicopter rotates 180 degrees. Emergency landing at sea. The helicopter flies slowly when it hits the sea. Windows are removed; emergency breathing system is not used. The helicopter rotates 180 degrees.

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5.5 Course name: Information for New Personnel On board


GOAL: Providing workers on the continental shelf specific knowledge related to the activity on the relevant installation(s). The safety brief shall contribute to establish positive attitudes towards safe behaviour. After receiving information and carrying out a familiarisation tour (or similar), the personnel will know what HSE attitudes are expected from each person. TARGET GROUP: New personnel working on the shelf Personnel that have not been on the facility in the last 12 months. Depending on the operators internal requirements. The main message of the information is to create positive attitudes towards safe behaviour, as well as correct use of procedures/guidelines. The information is separated in two sections and should, as a minimum, include the following items: General information Familiarisation tour, HSE tour or similar

DURATION: CONTENT:

General information: - HSE goals and policy - The companys expectations regarding safe behaviour/attitude - Danger/risk in connection with crane operations - Falling objects - Use of procedures - Work permit system (WP) - Use of Safe Job Analysis (SJA) - Reporting of undesirable conditions and incidents (RUH) - Safe behaviour and attitudes - Helicopter shuttling (if relevant) - Smoking area - Emergency phone number - Meal times - Recreation and welfare - Security - Handing out personal safety handbook

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Familiarisation tour, HSE tour or similar: - Mustering plan and station bill - Lifeboats and rescue equipment - Escape routes - Fire and rescue equipment/systems - Safety equipment - First-aid locker - Hospital - Control room - Order and cleanliness - Recycling - Platform/rig management - Safety delegate service - Checklist following round Other These guidelines are general and apply to all personnel on permanent and mobile facilities on the Norwegian continental shelf that are engaged in petroleum activities. The individual operator/rig company has a duty to prepare a minimum checklist containing required information to be provided to the new arrivals. Security-related conditions As a new person on board, it is important that information surrounding basic security-related factors is included in the training on board. This should include: Each person is responsible for reporting breaches of the information security or suspicions of this to their immediate supervisor. The companys IT equipment must only be used as indicated in the companys staff regulations, or to carry out contractual work. All other use is prohibited. Installation of private software on computers that are connected to the companys data network is prohibited. If personnel want to connect IT equipment to the companys data network or other operative equipment on board, written advance approval is required from the IT department. Personal passwords must never be disclosed to or used by others When temporarily leaving the workplace, the computer must be locked, or you must log off. Email is a source of many security issues and must be used with common sense. Unknown email attachments from unknown senders must not be opened. Sensitive or confidential information on all forms of storage (paper, transparencies, memory sticks, CD/DVDs, discs, etc.) must be locked and made unavailable to third parties. Passwords and encryption of electronic media must be used if this is required by the company. When suspecting a computer virus infection or other destructive codes in the machine, finish the work, log-off the machine (do not completely shutdown), and contact the IT authority in the company.

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The need for awareness and notification in the event of security incidents and suspicious observations is emphasised. Personal possessions should be locked up. Restrictions relating to access on board (hospital, laboratory, telecom room, etc.) must be reviewed.

Responsibility for implementation It is the operator/rig companys responsibility to develop information materials that cover relevant topics in these guidelines, as well as to develop a method for implementation. Examples of methods include computer-based training or video. There must be dedicated positions in place to communicate the information. Mentor arrangement To maintain safety, new arrivals will be taken care of immediately following arrival. A contact must be assigned to new arrivals. An arrangement must be established which ensures the person is followed up during the initial period on the facility.

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5.6 Course name: OFI100 Search and Rescue Team basic course
GOAL: After completing the course, the participants should possess the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to assess the risk in an actual emergency situation within their respective roles. Through theory and practical application, the participants will gain a clear understanding of the limitations of the equipment and themselves. Members of search and rescue teams and rescue leaders. Basic safety and emergency preparedness training.

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: DURATION: CONTENT: Five days

- Emergency preparedness/organisation - Lifesaving first-aid - Patient examination/triage - Fire theory - Substances used for fire extinguishing - Fire extinguishing equipment - Fire extinguishing and fire suppression - Physiology - Compressed air and other smoke diving equipment - Search and rescue incl. smoke diving - Pressurized gases and fluids (deluge in the event of a gas leak) - Mental reactions and psychological stress management (in the event of accidents and catastrophes) - Rescue work at damage site - Strength test Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants (room standard adjusted to number). Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants. Personnel with a smoke diving function must have the necessary exercise capacity (endurance) and strength to be able to carry out the tasks of a smoke diver. This must be documented through a passed endurance and strength test (ref. Ch. 7.1.3.1 and Ch. 7.1.3.2). If the endurance and/or strength test is not completed, this should be stated on the course documentation.

OTHER:

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5.7 Course name: OFI100 Search and Rescue refresher course


GOAL: TARGET GROUP: After completing the course, participants should have: Maintained and further developed knowledge, skills and attitudes within their emergency preparedness function. Members of search and rescue teams and rescue leaders.

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: Search and rescue team basic course. Personnel that have not maintained their competence according to Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements (OFI 100 Search and rescue refresher course) or other equivalent training during the last four years, must complete a new basic course. DURATION: FREQUENCY: CONTENT: Two days 12 months A representative selection of the contents of the search and rescue course adapted to the students previous knowledge, with significant emphasis on training and exercises. Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants (room standard adjusted to number). Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants. Personnel with a smoke diving function must have the necessary exercise capacity (endurance) and strength to be able to carry out the tasks of a smoke diver. This must be documented through a passed endurance and strength test (ref. Ch. 7.1.3.1 and Ch. 7.1.3.2). If the endurance and/or strength test is not completed, this should be stated on the course documentation.

OTHER:

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5.8 Course name: Coxswain basic course*


GOAL: After completing the course, the participants should be able to: - Prepare lifeboat for evacuation - Organise and manage boarding - Launch lifeboat - Safeguard passengers and facilitate the stay on board following evacuation - Establish and maintain communication with rescue unit

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: Basic safety and emergency preparedness training VHF/SRC certificate TARGET GROUP: DURATION: Coxswains Conventional lifeboat: approx. four days Skid-launched lifeboat: approx. four days Free-fall lifeboat: approx. five days Relates to the conditions necessary to be able to command a lifeboat in the event of a breakdown or accident scenario where evacuation is mandatory, i.e. the entire rescue phase, which consists of entering the boats, launch, retraction from the facility and staying at sea until pick- up. Introduction Statutes/regulations Technical description and equipment in lifeboat Emergency preparedness organisation/station bill/command and control/stress Coxswains/the crews duties and tasks Alternative means of evacuation Relevant first-aid Practical and theoretical test *Course certificate: The course certificate must indicate what type of lifeboat has been used. Valid course titles are as follows: OSE108 Coxswain free-fall lifeboat basic course OSE129 Coxswain skid-launched lifeboat basic course OSE135 Coxswain conventional lifeboat basic course Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants (room standard adjusted to number). Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants per boat.

CONTENT:

OTHER:

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5.9 Course name: Coxswain refresher course*


GOAL: After completing the course the participants will have: Maintained and further developed knowledge, skills and attitudes within their emergency preparedness function. Coxswains

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: Coxswain basic course Personnel that have not maintained their expertise according to Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements (Coxswain refresher course) or other equivalent training during the last four years, must complete a new basic course. DURATION: FREQUENCY: CONTENT: Two days. 24 months A representative selection of the content of the coxswain course adapted to the students previous knowledge, with significant emphasis on training and exercises. *Course certificates: The course certificate must indicate what type of lifeboat has been used. Valid course titles are as follows: OSE108 Coxswain free-fall lifeboat basic course OSE129 Coxswain skid-launched lifeboat basic course OSE135 Coxswain conventional lifeboat basic course Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants (room standard adjusted to number). Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants per boat.

ANNET:

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5.10 Course name: OSE114 Small MOB boat basic course


GOAL: After completing the course, participants will: - Be able to launch, engage the hook , and operate boat and equipment in a satisfactory manner - Master the most common search methods - Conduct a pick-up of a person at sea and be able to carry out lifesaving treatment of an injured person MOB boat crews

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: - Basic safety and emergency preparedness training - VHF/SRC certificate DURATION: CONTENT: OTHER: Four days Organisation/operation/division of tasks Regulatory and industry requirements MOB boat technical Manoeuvring Hook arrangement launching/lifting Navigation and use of compass Navigating in the dark Communication Search and rescue First-aid

Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants. Practical exercises: one instructor with four participants per boat. At least two-thirds of the course must be practical training. Training in the dark is part of the course. MOB boat courses must primarily be offered during the dark months so navigating in the dark becomes a natural part of the course. If the course is held during the summer months without navigation in the dark, this must be stated on the course certificate, and navigating in the dark must be carried out as soon as possible and at the latest within the same calendar year. Small MOB boat basic course is a course that focuses on the basic elements in the MOB boat training and can be carried out regardless of what boat type is used.

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5.11 Course name: OSE114 Small MOB boat refresher course


GOAL: After completing the course, the participants will have: Maintained and further developed knowledge, skills and attitudes within their emergency preparedness function. MOB boat crew

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: - Small MOB boat basic course - Requirements for training and exercises in Norwegian Oil and Gas guidelines 096 Guidelines for man over board preparedness (Item. 6.2), should be fulfilled. Personnel that have not maintained their competence according to Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements (OSE 114 Small MOB boat refresher course) or other equivalent training during the last four years, must complete a new basic course. DURATION: FREQUENCY: CONTENT: Two days 24 months A representative selection of the content of the small MOB boat course adapted to the students previous knowledge, with significant emphasis on training and exercises. Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants. Practical exercises: one instructor with four participants per boat. At least two-thirds of the course must be practical training. Training in the dark is part of the course. MOB boat courses must primarily be offered during the dark months so navigating in the dark becomes a natural part of the course. If the course is held during the summer months without navigation in the dark, this must be stated on the course certificate, and navigating in the dark must be carried out as soon as possible and at the latest within the same calendar year.

OTHER: -

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5.12 Course name: OSE1141 Large MOB boat basic course


GOAL: TARGET GROUP: After completing the course, the participants will: Be able to launch, engage the hook, and operate boat and equipment in a satisfactory manner Master the most common searching methods Conduct a pick-up of a person at sea and be able to carry out lifesaving treatment of an injured person Crew on a small MOB boat that will convert to a large MOB boat

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: - Valid course for a small MOB boat - Basic safety and emergency preparedness training - VHF/SRC certificate - Requirements for training and exercises in Norwegian Oil and Gas guidelines 096 Guidelines for man over board preparedness (Item. 6.2), should be fulfilled. DURATION: CONTENT: OTHER: Five days Organisation/operation/division of tasks Regulatory and industry requirements MOB boat technical Manoeuvring Hook arrangement launching/lifting Navigation and use of compass Navigating in the dark Communication Search and rescue First-aid Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants. Practical exercises: one instructor with four participants per boat. At least two-thirds of the course must be practical training Training in the dark is part of the course. MOB boat courses must primarily be offered during the dark months so navigating in the dark becomes a natural part of the course. If the course is held during the summer months without navigation in the dark, this must be stated on the course certificate, and navigating in the dark must be carried out as soon as possible and at the latest within the same calendar year. A completed basic course or refresher course for large MOB boats also covers the requirements for small MOB boats, but not the other way around.

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5.13 Course name: OSE1141 Large MOB boat refresher course


GOAL: After completing the course, the participants will have: Maintained and further developed knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to their emergency preparedness function. Crew with a valid course for large MOB boat

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: - Large MOB boat basic course - Requirements for training and exercises in Norwegian Oil and Gas guidelines 096 Guidelines for man over board preparedness (Item. 6.2), should be fulfilled. Personnel that have not maintained their competence according to Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements or other equivalent training during the last four years, must complete a new basic course. DURATION: FREQUENCY: CONTENT: Three days 24 months A representative selection of the content of the large MOB boat basic course adapted to the students previous knowledge, with significant emphasis on training and exercises. Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants. Practical exercises: one instructor with four participants per boat. At least two-thirds of the course must be practical training Training in the dark is part of the course. MOB boat courses must primarily be offered during the dark months so navigating in the dark becomes a natural part of the course. If the course is held during the summer months without navigation in the dark, this must be stated on the course certificate, and navigating in the dark must be carried out as soon as possible and at the latest within the same calendar year. A completed basic course or refresher course for large MOB boat also covers the requirements for small MOB boat, but not the other way around.

OTHER: -

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5.14 Course name: OFA101 First-aid basic course


GOAL: to: TARGET GROUP: After completing the course, the participants should be able Carry out lifesaving first-aid in the event of serious injuries and illness Assist the nurse during patient examination and treatment The training is facilitated for personnel that are part of the overall first-aid emergency preparedness, and includes the following: Members of first-aid teams on permanent and floating installations First-aid providers and MOB crew on standby vessels Basic safety and emergency preparedness training

PREREQUISTE KNOWLEDGE: DURATION: CONTENT: OTHER: Five days

The course provides thorough basic training within relevant first-aid topics with emphasis on exercising practical skills. Emergency preparedness/organisation General first-aid Patient examination Loss of consciousness Bleeding and traumatic amputation Abdominal injuries Circulatory failure/shock Head injuries Back and neck injuries Burns and chemical injuries, incl. electricity and radiation Fractures Measuring blood pressure Chest pain (heart disease) Breathing difficulties and seizures Lifelessness Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Assisting nurse when administering infusion Hypothermia Mental reactions and stress management (in the event of accidents and mass casualties) Accident site with multiple injured Triage on site Chest injuries Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants (room standard adapted to number). Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants.

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5.15 Course name: OFA101 First-aid refresher course


GOAL: After completing the course, the participants will have: Maintained and further developed knowledge, skills and attitudes relating to their emergency preparedness function. Members of first-aid teams on permanent and floating installations First-aid providers and MOB crew on standby vessels First-aid basic course.

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE:

Personnel that have not maintained their competence according to Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements or other equivalent training during the last four years, must complete a new basic course. DURATION: FREQUENCY: Two days 12 months (can be taken on board, see below in section other) 24 months on offshore service vessels A representative selection of the content of the first-aid course adapted to the students previous knowledge, with significant emphasis on training and exercises. Several operators/shipowners provide refresher first-aid training offshore only. Such modules are structured, in total 16 hours per year. Such training can be held by nurse/qualified instructor. All first-aid providers must complete one module every trip through a period of 12 months. Alternatively, first-aid refresher courses can be carried out as a consecutive course of 16 hours at a course centre. Classroom theory: one instructor per 24 participants (room standard adapted to number). Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants.

CONTENT:

OTHER:

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5.16 Course name: OSC1141 HLO Basic course


GOAL: After completing the course, the participants should have basic knowledge and skills relating to: Helicopter operations, both related to normal and emergency operations on the helideck, including safety routines, prevention of accidents, as well as relevant fire fighting and rescue equipment located on the helideck. Helideck crews The course provides a basic qualification for the following positions: Heliguard HLO Ref. Norwegian Oil and Gas Helideck manual, Item 2.8, detailing practical training required to be able to function independently in the position. It is the responsibility of the operating/contracting company to certify personnel in accordance with internal control system pursuant to guidelines in Norwegian Oil and Gas Helideck manual. Four days

TARGET GROUP:

APPROVAL:

DURATION:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: Basic safety and emergency preparedness training VHF/SRC certificate CONTENT: OTHER: Statutes and provisions Meteorological reporting, communication and routines Helideck provisions and guidelines Hazardous cargo Aviation fuel Helideck crew responsibilities in the event of emergency situations and incidents Helideck crew responsibilities and tasks during normal operation Human factors Helicopter types Fire theory Fire extinguishing substances and their application Fire extinguishing practice at safety centre/school Classroom theory: one instructor per 12 participants. Practical exercises: one instructor per six participants. The theoretical training should take place in classrooms using a computer-based training programme.

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The hazardous cargo training should be provided as a selfstudy based on a dedicated computer-based training programme. Practical training in aviation fuel should be provided with the aid of an integrated (all functions supported) fuel simulator. Three hours of the course training must take place at a helicopter company, scheduled at times when helicopters are available. The person making weather observations must have a special course organised by the authorities. (The Norwegian Meteorological Institute, DNMI, is the most common organiser of such courses.)

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5.17 Course name: OSC1141 HLO Refresher course


GOAL: After completing the course students should have maintained and further developed knowledge, skills, and attitudes within their operational/emergency preparedness function. In addition the participants will be able to: - Draw from experiences and incidents from other helideck crews - Transfer own experiences as heliguard/HLO to other helideck crews Helideck crews

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: HLO basic course or refresher course. Personnel not serving in a helideck position in the last four years must complete the HLO basic course (ref. Norwegian Oil and Gas Helideck manual, Item 2.8). DURATION: FREQUENCY: CONTENT: Two days 24 months A representative selection of the content of the HLO basic course adapted to the students previous knowledge, with emphasis on practical training and exercises. Group discussion with experience exchange headed by helicopter pilot in active offshore service or with experience from offshore flying: Experiences etc. "Best practice" related to luggage and cargo handling Hazardous goods (for those not holding documentation for a passed test) Fire fighting exercises using powder, foam and combination water/powder. Evacuation exercises A maximum number of 12 participants is assumed. Group size should not exceed 6 participants.

OTHER:

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5.18 Course name: OER108 Rescue leader course


GOAL: After completing the course, each participant should have the knowledge and skills required to manage and coordinate available resources at the accident site in the event of an emergency situation, as well as serving as a connection between the coordinating emergency management on the facility to: Save life and safeguard health Limit extent of environmental damage Safeguard material assets Rescue leaders Emergency response personnel with coordination responsibilities at the accident site Accident site medical supervisor

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: Basic safety and emergency preparedness training Search and rescue team course or nurse VHF/SRC certificate DURATION: CONTENT: Three days The course focuses on the rescue leaders main task, which will be to coordinate the efforts of the represented discipline leaders (health, fire/rescue and technical). The rescue leader will facilitate their ability to carry out their tasks in a prudent and effective manner. Communication routines between the accident site and the central coordinating emergency preparedness management on the facility (emergency response centre) will be particularly emphasised through theory and practical exercises. The main content should consist of: Management and decision-making process in an emergency situation Situation assessment as regards response prioritisation Allocation of available resources Commanding Rescue management and coordination Situation reports Communication Isolation of the accident site Stress and crisis management Normalisation

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OTHER: Each training institution will prepare a progressive exercise plan which will address different scenario/co-training levels. The course will focus on management functions and practical exercises. The course is completed with half a day of integrated training where most of the topics in the curriculum are represented, and which demonstrates the students management expertise. Practical exercises: one instructor per three participants It is assumed that refresher/maintenance of rescue leader is completed pursuant to internal company requirements.

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5.19 Course name: OER109 Crisis management basic course


GOAL: After completing the course the participant should be able to participate in the emergency management in his/her own organisation, as well as have understanding of emergency preparedness in the petroleum industry. Personnel enrolled in the organisations emergency management. It will be advantageous if each participant has knowledge relating to how their own emergency preparedness organisation and relevant evacuation equipment are organised.

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE:

DURATION: CONTENT:

Three days Lectures and simulation/practical tasks and exercises within: - Organisation of emergency preparedness - Effective management in an emergency situation - Cooperation responsibility and roles - Mental reactions and stress management - Behaviour in the emergency response room practical training

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5.20 Course name: OER109 Crisis management refresher course


GOAL: After completing the course the participants should be able to participate in emergency management in their own organisation, as well as have understanding of emergency preparedness in the petroleum industry. Personnel enrolled in the organisations emergency preparedness management Crisis management basic course

TARGET GROUP:

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE: DURATION: FREQUENCY CONTENT: One day

24 months A representative selection of the content in the emergency preparedness management basic course.

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5.21 Personnel Care


GOAL: After completing the course, participants should have knowledge and skills to handle inquiries from and to next of kin in an emergency situation. Personnel from operating and contractor companies that will serve in: Personnel care groups Company health personnel Onshore reception team On-call and switchboard service Two days Significant training emphasis should be put on group exercises, listening and experience transfer. Through the course, participants will repeatedly face problems that could arise in conversations with next of kin in an emergency situation: Operating companys emergency preparedness The relationship to contractors Personnel care Handling phone calls Oral communication strategies Mental reactions, respondents and others External support resources Role-playing game It is assumed that refresher/maintenance of personnel care is completed pursuant to internal company requirements.

TARGET GROUP: DURATION: CONTENT:

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5.22 Competence matrix NOFO emergency preparedness personnel


Reference is made to the competence matrix NOFO emergency preparedness personnel on NOFOs website (In Norwegian only). The course programmes for the courses addressed in this matrix can be downloaded from www.nofo.no In addition to these, several new courses have been established within the oil spill response discipline, ref. the list of links below. NOFO NBSK team management coast and beach NOFO NBSK rescue management coast and beach NOFO remote measurement course NOFO dispersion course NOFO meteorology course NOFO ILS course NOFO Shore/beach response team course NOFO Coastal response team course NOFO oil spill response course NOFO oil spill response course for ship crews NOFO interaction course

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6 SAFETY AND EMEGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS TABLE


COURSE NAME/TYPE DAYS PERMANENTLY PLACED FACILITY MOBILE FACILITY VESSEL Category 1 VESSEL Category 2

Comments HUET if transport via helicopter HUET if transport via helicopter

Basic safety and emergency preparedness course Basic safety and emergency preparedness course, refresher Information for new personnel on board Search and rescue team basic course Search and rescue team refresher course Coxswain basic course Coxswain refresher course MOB boat basic course (HMOB) MOB boat refresher course (HMOB rep.) First-aid basic course First-aid refresher course HLO basic course HLO refresher course Rescue leader course Crisis management course NOFO Oil spill response course

4 1 or 2
(ref. 5.2 / 5.3)

X X XB X X XA X XA XB X XB XA X X X X

X X XB X X X X X XB X XB X X XA X

G X G G G G G G G G G XD XD

G G G G G G G G G G X*B XD XD

V 5 2 4/5 2 4 2 5 2 4 2 3 3 2

Ref. Ch. 4.5 If operative helideck If operative helideck Pursuant to internal company requirements

Category 1: Vessels operating within the legislative requirements of the petroleum regulations Category 2: Standby vessels

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A = Prerequisite knowledge required: VHFSRC B = Can be taken on board D = If operative helideck F = OR vessels (captains) G = Course according to the STCW convention V = Duration varies X = Must be carried out according to Norwegian Oil and Gas Guidelines 002 *If the person is holding a function as a first-aid provider according to the emergency preparedness plan

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7 REQUIREMENTS FOR HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CAPACITY FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL WITH SMOKE DIVING FUNCTIONS

7.1 Objective
The guidelines will ensure that: the smoke diver does not pose a risk to himself/herself or others in the work due to health condition the employee must not have any illness, injury or ailment that entails an increased risk of developing or worsening illness or injury due to the work as a smoke diver the company engage personnel that are healthy and with sufficient physical capacity to carry out their duties as a smoke diver The health requirements apply to personnel with smoke diving functions: The line management (units) is responsible for testing everyone with smoke diving functions and ensuring that they fulfil the health and functional requirements (endurance and strength) for smoke divers The individual employee and the line management are responsible for ensuring that everyone who participates in a smoke diving course fulfils the health and functional requirements (endurance and strength) for smoke divers The health service ensures the health requirements are made known in the units, and is responsible for the practical implementation. Health examinations and functional testing are carried out on the installations or onshore. Approval is granted with duration of up to two years. The nurse can approve personnel that fulfil all criteria. Decisions denying approval are made by the responsible doctor for the installation. People with a smoke diving function who develop an illness after completion of the medical examination and functional testing, are required to report this, subject to a re-assessment for continued service. Preconditions for all participation in an emergency response team, regardless of physical and/or health requirements beyond a regular health certificate: Participation in an emergency preparedness function must be voluntary If the health requirements are not met, this should not result in rejection, i.e. the person should be released from the response function, but may continue working offshore, potentially on another facility/shift There must be an apparent distinction between position and function (ref. The Activities Regulation Section 66) The physical performance test must be quality assured

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Voluntary means that relevant personnel must be asked whether they would like to participate in the relevant response function. The individual has a right to decline for physical/mental and/or medical reasons. The employer additionally holds the management responsibility to ensure the overall safety of the facility. In such a situation the management responsibility must be exercised in cooperation with the company health service and safety delegate service.

7.1.1 General
It is assumed that personnel with smoke diving functions fulfil the health requirements for persons working on installations in the petroleum activities offshore. Conditions that usually exclude emergency response function with smoke diving equipment Previous or current heart disease. Hypertension is usually an excluding factor. Medicated, uncomplicated and well-regulated hypertension must be subject to individual assessment. The same applies to recently diagnosed hypertension that does not require medication. Persons with reduced lung function. Persons with asthma are assessed on a case by case basis. Diabetes mellitus which requires medical treatment. People suffering from psychological problems or abnormalities, such as depression, serious anxiety, claustrophobia, use of tranquilisers, alcohol abuse. The use of drugs affecting neurological function must be assessed on a case by case basis. Pregnancy Reduced hearing which may restrict oral communication. Other conditions which reduces functional capacities, i.e. neurological diseases, motor function diseases, or serious obesity.

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7.1.2 Personal statement of health and health examination


Health examination requirements: Visual acuity: Smoke divers must have 6/60 vision (0.1) with both eyes. Inferior visual acuity without glasses is accepted if dedicated glasses can be used inside the mask. Alternatively, if there is required, smoke divers may use soft hydrophilic contact lenses both during the medical test and during operational assignments. Motor function: Satisfactory function of back and large limbs. BP: Normal blood pressure for relevant age, systolic <100 mm Hg + own age, diastolic < 95. Lung function: FEV1 /FVC at least 75%. FVC and PEF should be at least 80% of expected value. Obesity: Individual assessment with BMI > 30.

7.1.3 Requirements for physical capacity


General Persons that do not fulfil the health requirements, or in doubt thereof, should not attend the tests for assessment of physical capacity unless agreed with the responsible doctor of the installation.

7.1.3.1 Endurance test


Emergency response personnel with smoke diving functions must have the necessary endurance in order to perform tasks as a smoke diver. This must be documented through a passed endurance test. Emergency response personnel with smoke diving functions should have a maximum oxygen uptake of at least 35 ml x kg- x min-. The three endurance tests described below provide alternative means of documenting compliance with this requirement. You may choose between one of the following three alternatives/tests. Only one of these should be passed to fulfil the endurance requirement. Alternative 1 (Treadmill test with 17 kg of weight and 12% incline: The subject wears a backpack weighing 17 kg. This is equivalent to the weight of a respiratory protection device supplied with compressed air from steel cylinders. Warm-up with a weight load of 17 kg with no inclination at a speed of four km/hr for three minutes. The speed is then increased to 5.6 km/hr and the inclination is set to 12% (= 6.84 degrees).

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This part, the actual test, will last for six minutes. People that have to hold on to the rails during the test period are considered to fail the test. (If, due to unsteadiness, the subject has to touch the rails/grip the rails to restore balance, this does not imply that they fail the test). Alternative 2 (Cooper test): A: Warm-up, slow jogging, for ten minutes on a treadmill with no inclination at a speed of eight km/hr. After completing the warm-up, the speed is set to 10.5 km/hr and the subject will run for 12 minutes (no inclination). Subjects pass the test if they complete 12 min of running at this speed. B: The test can also be carried out on a 400-metre race track. Anyone who runs 2100 metres or more during 12 minutes has passed the test. Alternative 3 (Direct measurement of maximum oxygen uptake): Multiple departments in different oil companies are in contact with various test centres offering direct measurement of employees maximum oxygen consumption. Persons documenting an oxygen consumption exceeding 35 ml x kg- x min- during a direct test in the past three months have passed the test. It is important that quality assurances are conducted of tests and equipment used in connection with the endurance tests. Reference is made to Appendix D for details.

7.1.3.2 Strength requirements


Emergency response personnel with smoke diving functions must have the necessary strength to carry out the tasks of a smoke diver. This must be documented through a passed strength test at Norwegian Oil and Gas Search and rescue team basic course and refresher course. The test is divided into three phases: Phase 1 Dressing the relevant gear Phase 2 - Strength tests (arm extension and chest muscles (push-ups), elbow flexion and shoulder muscles, and knee and hip joint extension) Phase 3 - Other (be able to hold breath for 45 seconds) Phase 1: Put on fire fighting protective clothing and smoke diving equipment within three minutes. The smoke diver is dressed underclothes or a coverall before the dressing the protective gear starts.

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For the smoke diver to pass, the following must be completed within three minutes: - completely dressed in protective fire clothing - geared up with smoke diver equipment - completed a buddy check - completed a safety check Phase 2: Arm stretchers and chest muscles (push-ups) These muscles should be tested as shown in Figure 1. The subject must wear underwear, training shoes, operational protective clothing and a composite compressed air cylinder (approx. 10 kg) on their back. He or she must lie down on the ground. Palms are placed on the floor at shoulder distance with fingers pointing forwards. From this position, arms are straightened and the body is raised from the floor. The body is then lowered until the subjects chest touches the upper side of the test manager's hand. The body should be straight during the entire exercise. (Figure 1) Requirement for passed test: 5 repetitions Elbow flexions and shoulder muscles This exercise will be carried out by the subject raising himself/herself up using a horizontal bar/beam as illustrated in Figure 2. The subject must wear underwear, training shoes and operational protective clothing. The subject will hang below a bar or beam with palms facing the face. Hands must be shoulder width apart. The bar/beam is placed so that when arms are straight and the body is straight, the shoulders will be somewhat lower than the heels when they are placed on the edge of a chair, high bench or similar. The subject will pull upwards allowing the chest to touch the bar/beam and then release slowly back down to the initial position. The body should be completely straight during the exercise. (Figure 2) Requirement for passed test: 5 repetitions Knee and hip flexion The knee and hip joints will be tested as illustrated in Figure 3. The subject must wear underwear, training shoes, operational protective clothing and a composite compressed air cylinder (approx. 20 kg) on their back. He/she must face the wall bars. The distance from the wall bars to the toes should be approximately the size of a shoe. The hands are placed on the wall bars at umbilical height with a shoulder width distance between hands. The test manager will place his/her hand approx. 10 cm above the subjects head while standing up. From this position the subject will carry out deep knee bends with subsequent uprise. The knee bends should be deep enough for the hip joint to be lower than the knee joint. The back should always be nearly vertical. The arms should only be used for support. They should at all times be as straight as possible and only contribute to remain in balance and straight. (Figure 3) Requirement for passed test: 15 repetitions

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Test Arm stretchers and chest muscles Elbow flexors and shoulder muscles Knee and hip joint stretches

Clothing Underwear, training shoes, operational protective clothing and composite compressed air cylinder (approx. 10 kg) on back. Underwear, training shoes, operational protective clothing Underwear, training shoes, operational protective clothing and composite compressed air cylinder (approx. 10 kg) on back.

Requirement for passed test 5 repetitions

5 repetitions 15 repetitions

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7.2 Reporting and handling results


Information to the line The health service will report the result of the health examination and testing of physical function requirements (endurance and strength) to the line management with the following message (ref. Items 7.3.3 and 7.3.4): Employee fulfils the requirements or Employee does not fulfil the requirements. If any additional information is provided, e.g. recommendations according to guidelines detailed in the text below, written consent is required from the employee. Anyone who does not satisfy medical requirements must be relieved from his/her smoke diving duties immediately. If health requirements are fulfilled, but not the physical capacity, the responsible doctor can provide a temporary approval, limited to six months. Advice should be provided for a focused training program during this period. After completion of the training program, a new test can be taken after six months. If the person still fails to pass the physical function tests after six months, the person in question must be relieved from the smoke diving services. After sick leave exceeding eight weeks, new physical tests should be considered. Persons that do not fulfil health or physical requirements can request a second assessment.

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7.3 Examples of forms / letter 7.3.1 Personal health declaration, smoke divers
Last name: Facility/department: Personal statement of health Are you currently suffering from, or have you ever suffered from fainting, impaired consciousness, seizures or epilepsy? Do you currently have, or have you ever had a serious or long-term illness? (Heart attack or other heart disease, lung disease/asthma, renal disease, diabetes, eye disease, psychiatric illnesses, claustrophobia or other serious illness). Do you regularly use medication/medicine? If yes, what .. Have you experienced reduced muscular strength or mobility in legs and/or arms, or episodes with a prolapsed disc, sciatica in the last two years? Additional information if you replied yes to any of the above questions .... .. Have you been admitted to a hospital in the last two years? When? Where? Why? .... I confirm that I have answered correctly. I am aware that if I develop conditions addressed in the personal health declaration, I am required to report this to allow a reassessment of the emergency response function. I am also aware that results of the test are communicated to the line management as passed/not passed unless otherwise agreed. .. the.. Employee signature Yes No First name: Date of birth:

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7.3.2 Smoke diver health examination and function test


Last name: Facility/department: Health examination Height and weight Height:..m Weight:..kg BMI ( weight/height2): Visual acuity without glasses Right : Left : Both:. Function in back and all large limbs Satisfactory: Not satisfactory: Circulatory status Normal heart rate: Yes No Blood pressure. Systolic :. Diastolic: Pulmonary function FVC:....l, as % of expected:..% FEV1 :.l , as % of expected:.% FEV1 / FVC %:..% PEF: .l/min, as % of expected:.% ..the .. . Place/date Nurse signature Test of physical capacity Endurance test, treadmill: Passed passed Pulse at end of test: Breath-holding capacity Can hold the breath for: seconds Supplementary comments (particularly if the subject did not pass tests): .. Not First name: Date of birth:

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7.3.3 Form for reporting test result to the line management


Fulfills requirements Health requirements and test of physical capacity of smoke divers (sent to the line management with a copy to employee) Name:..Date of birth... Employee no... Facility/dep./team.

Fulfils health and physical capacity requirements for smoke divers Valid until./

. the . Doctor/nurse signature

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7.3.4 Form for reporting test result to the line management


Does not fulfill requirements: Health requirements and function requirements for smoke divers (sent to the line, potentially with additional information, if consent) Name:.Date of birth.. Employee no... Facility/dep./team:.. Health requirements Does not fulfil medical requirements Must be relieved from smoke diving services immediately Permanent exemption from smoke diving service/re-evaluation after ..months when necessary documentation is available Physical capacity Does not fulfil the requirements for physical capacity Does not fulfil the requirements for physical capacity, but can be temporarily approved for six months. A new test must be carried out after six months .. the . Responsible doctor signature I consent that recommendation can be sent directly to the line management with a copy to the responsible doctor the . . Employee signature

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7.3.5 Letter to the doctor treating the patient


Information about smoke diving We have implemented health requirements for personnel who serve as smoke divers in the emergency response team on the companys facilities offshore and onshore production plants. During smoke diving, the personnel will use traditional fire-fighter clothing, fire boots and gloves. They must carry equipment such as a back frame with breathing air and a helmet with built-in communication equipment. The equipment weighs 10-17 kg. In an emergency situation, personnel can be exposed to significant heat. They must be able to work in a stressful situation with a tight fitting full face mask and use breathing air from compressed air cylinders on their back. Furthermore, they must be able to climb a ladder while wearing all equipment and must be able to carry injured persons out to secure areas and be prepared for many and possibly long-lasting searches. __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ...................................the ...............

Based on the above information, we request feedback regarding whether your patient:

............................................................ date of birth................... is, according to your evaluation, able to fulfill the functions required of a smoke diver.

Kind regards .............................................. Health service

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7.3.6 Medical certificate relating to smoke diving


Information about smoke diving We have implemented health requirements for personnel who serve as smoke divers in the emergency response teams on the companys facilities offshore and onshore production plants. During smoke diving, the personnel will use traditional fire-fighter clothing, fire boots and gloves. They must carry equipment such as a back frame with breathing air and a helmet with built-in communication equipment. The equipment weighs 10-17 kg. In an emergency situation personnel can be exposed to significant heat. They must be able to work in a stressful situation with a tight fitting full face mask and use breathing air from the compressed air cylinders on their back. Furthermore, they must be able to climb a ladder while wearing all equipment and must be able to carry injured persons out to secure areas and be prepared for many and possibly longlasting searches. Based on my knowledge of the person in question, I find it to be safe/not safe for to perform the service described above.

the

.. (signature from relevant doctor)

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APPENDIX A STANDARD GSK COURSE CERTIFICATE


Norwegian Oil and Gas Network for safety and emergency preparedness training (NSOB) decided during the meeting on 2 December 2010 to recommend the following template/standard text for issuing course certificates for completed basic safety and emergency preparedness courses (BST) and basic safety and emergency preparedness course refresher (BST rep.). Note: The course certificate should not state whether this is a GSK or GSK rep. (refresher course). Completed GSK or GSK rep. provides valid safety and emergency preparedness training for four years independent of whether you have taken GSK or GSK rep. Kurs / Course: Grunnleggende sikkerhets- og beredskapskurs Basic Safety and Emergency Training Course Navn / Name: Ola Normann 21 July 1981

Fdselsdato / Date of Birth:

Reg.nr. / Reg.no: 2718446 (i.e. the course centres internal registration number) Kursgjennomfring / In the period: 4 October 2010 8 October 2010 Kurssted / Location: XXX Safety centre Stavanger Gyldighet / Valid through: 10/14 (i.e. until the end of October 2014) Merknad / Notification: N (for those that do not complete HUET at GSK rep.)

Grunnleggende sikkerhetskurs er gjennomfrt i samsvar med Norsk olje og gass retningslinje 002 Basic Safety and Emergency Training. Course is completed in accordance with Norwegian Oil and Gas guideline 002 Basic Safety and Emergency Training. Kurset er i samsvar med den gjensidige godkjenningsavtalen; Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency preparedness Training, mellom Norwegian Oil and Gas, Oil&Gas UK, Danish Operators og NOGEPA, og inkluderer HUET og pustelunge. The training is in accordance with the Mutual Acceptance of Basic Safety and Emergency preparedness Training between Norwegian Oil and Gas, Oil&Gas UK, Danish Operators and NOGEPA, including HUET and EBS. EPIM reg.nr. / EPIM reg.no: 3456799 (this is reg. no. in the EPIM GSK registry)

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APPENDIX B THE MUTUAL AGREEMENT


MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF BASIC & REFRESHER SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING (Revised 01.02.2013) FROM WORKING IN:

NORWAY

DENMARK

NETHERLANDS

UNITED KINGDOM

NORWAY DENMARK Accepted with additional training: Escape chute (Pre. 1.1.2012) Accepted with additional training: Escape chute Accepted with additional training: Escape chute

Accepted

Accepted

Accepted Accepted with additional training: MIST

Accepted

NETHERLANDS

Accepted

Accepted

UNITED KINGDOM

Accepted

Accepted

Abbreviations MIST: Minimum Industry Safety Training

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APPENDIX C AGREEMENT BETWEEN NSO AND NORWEGIAN OIL AND GAS (FORMER OLF)

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Unofficial translation: Mutual agreement for basic safety and emergency preparedness training Agreement between The Norwegian Industrial Safety and Security Organisation (NSO) and The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (Norwegian Oil and Gas) May 2010 It has been agreed that courses given by NSO and Norwegian Oil and Gas within basic safety and emergency preparedness training are in accordance with the attached matrix. This agreement applies to: Personnel with approved NSO training and that want to upgrade to Norwegian Oil and Gas approval for work on the Norwegian continental shelf Personnel with approved Norwegian Oil and Gas training and that want to upgrade to NSO approval for work on onshore facilities in Norway.

The purpose of this agreement is mutual recognition of equivalent safety and emergency preparedness training, and, if possible, to achieve a joint standard for training in onshore facilities and offshore facilities, as well as avoiding overlapping equivalent training. Future corrections of basic safety and emergency training, which are mentioned in this agreement, must be approved by the signing players. Signed and approved by: Date: 15 November 2010 The Norwegian Industrial Safety and Security Organisation Harald Bergmann (sign.) Harald Bergmann Norwegian Oil and Gas Gro Brkken (sign.) Gro Brkken

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Have course Offshore (Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements) Onshore facilities (NSO requirements) Crisis management (Three days) vs. Simulated catastrophe - SIMKAT (Three days) Crisis management basic Partially corresponds, requires the following course three days (both additions: 1st and 2nd line Introduction to the industrial safety preparedness organisation management) Review of the companys emergency preparedness plan Participate in exercises Simulated catastrophe Partially corresponds, requires the following SIMKAT additions: Three days review relevant emergency preparedness plans participate in exercises participate in integrated training on the facility attend crisis management refresher course First-aid basic course (five days) vs. Basic industrial safety organisation training 24 hrs./12 hrs. First-aid basic course, five Corresponds. days Training covers more than the NSO training requirements. Basic training in industrial Partially corresponds, but requires training in: safety organisation 24 assisting nurse with administration of hours infusion +Enhanced first-aid 12 taking palpation blood pressure hours measurement Rescue leader course (three days) vs. Basic course in response management (five days) Rescue leader course Corresponds, requires facility-specific Three days familiarisation. Basic response Corresponds, requires facility-specific management course familiarisation.

Will work

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Have course Offshore (Norwegian Oil and Gas requirements) Onshore facilities (NSO requirements) Five days Search and rescue team basic course (five days) vs. NSO interdisciplinary basic training of industrial safety organisation personnel, enhanced fire protection and smoke diver basic course Search and rescue team Corresponds, requires facility-specific basic training familiarisation. requirements from Norwegian Oil and Gas Five days Refresher requirements: Two days every 12 months Eight exercises lasting 1-2 hours NSO interdisciplinary Corresponds, requires facility-specific basic training of industrial familiarisation. safety organisation personnel, enhanced fire protection and smoke diver basic course GSK Basic safety and emergency preparedness course (five days) vs. NSO interdisciplinary basic training of industrial safety organisation personnel (three days) GSK Basic safety and Corresponds. emergency preparedness course, five days NSO interdisciplinary Partially corresponds, requires additional basic training of industrial training within use of group evacuation means, safety organisation such as helicopter evacuation. personnel, three days

Will work

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APPENDIX D QUALITY-ASSURANCE OF TEST / EQUIPMENT


A: Calibration of treadmill speed is very simple, and achieved by: Measure the exact length of the conveyor belt (i.e. one rotation usually between 3.2 and 3.5 metres) and set the speed to 5.6 km/hr if alternative 1 is used, and 10.5 if alternative 2 is used. Put a marking sign on the treadmill conveyor belt and measure the time for 30 rotations. The actual speed of the treadmill is calculated as follows: Length conveyor belt x 30 = the number of metres per 30 rounds. This number is divided by the number of seconds the treadmill uses for 30 rounds and is then multiplied by 60 seconds. This determines how far the treadmill runs for one minute. This number is then multiplied by 60 minutes. The answer is now the speed of the mill per hour. To test with the correct speed you must then calculate what the display must read for the treadmill to have the desired speed. Example: Length conveyor belt: 3.28 m 30 rounds = 3.28 m x 30 = 98.4 m Time spent on 30 rounds: 61.8 seconds In one minute the treadmill goes: 98.4 / 61.8 x 60 = 95.53 m= 0.09553 km a minute In one hour the treadmill goes: 0.09553 km x 60 = 5.73 km/hr. Conclusion: This treadmill is a little too fast and must be set at 5.5 km/hr during the test for the actual speed to be 5.6 km/hr. B. Calibration of the treadmill inclination The inclination of the treadmill is checked with a digital level that shows incline in degrees with a 0.1 degree accuracy. 12% incline is equal to 6.84 degrees incline.