IMCA backs Fugro ROV introductory training course
Published on 24 April 2023
Fugro’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) introductory training course has received IMCA approval.
Allen Leatt, IMCA CEO, attended the opening ceremony for Fugro’s ROV Training Centre of Excellence, part of the Fugro Academy Training Centre in Plymouth, UK, on Friday 21 April 2023. He experienced first-hand how Fugro’s comprehensive training programme is designed to provide participants with a strong foundation in the ROV industry.
Meeting IMCA requirements, all new trainees must have a suitable educational background and a minimum of three years’ work experience in a relevant field before joining the course. This ensures that participants have a strong foundation to succeed in the programme. Additionally, all trainees must pass a written exam and complete all course modules to obtain certification.
A wide range of topics are covered in the Fugro course, including the history and development of the ROV industry, safety, environmental considerations, and hazard management.
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Allen Leatt, CEO of IMCA said: “We’re delighted to have worked with Fugro to introduce the first IMCA-approved ROV training course. Remote operations are increasingly important to the offshore sector, and our curriculum has been developed to ensure all new technicians are firmly grounded in the basics of the industry, prior to more advanced and practical training. It establishes a verifiable standard which improves safety in our sector, and we hope others around the world will be inspired by Fugro’s approach.”
Cody Webb, Fugro’s Global Head of Technical Training and Competence said: “We are proud to have received IMCA’s approval for our ROV introductory training course. This accreditation reinforces our commitment to providing high-quality training programmes that meet industry standards and ensure that professionals are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed.”
Find out more about ROV training courses at IMCA. Explore the work of the ROV and Remote Systems committee.