This training course will be run by Dr. Arthur Stewart at Robert Gordon's University, facilitated by Step Change in Safety. The course will allow delegates to be trained to measure offshore workers shoulder width, as well as train others to be able to measure.
The CAA document, CAP1145, outlines the requirement for all passengers to be compatible with their nearest emergency exits on helicopters for offshore travel. Industry decided the most efficient way to do this was to measure bi-deltoid breadth of all passengers. Any person with a breadth of over 55.9cm will be classed as Extra Broad (XBR) and will sit adjacent to a Type IV exit. This is in force from 1st April 2015 onwards.
Please bring a sleeveless top with you so that your shoulder width can be measured accurately.
Eight people can attend each course, and the course will not run if there are less than four people in attendance. Should you fail to attend without warning, you are liable to pay the full fee for your place, regardless of whether or not you are employed by a member company.
Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Campus. Sir Ian Wood Building