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We are pleased to discuss your specific training requirements regarding RIB, high speed craft (HSC), marine and special projects. We work with new and experienced clients to establish training objectives, develop processes and deliver on-site or off-site training relevant to the end user.

Combining Training With Experience

We believe that the only substitute for experience is excellent training, ideally delivered by skilled instructors experienced in the relevant sector. Our knowledge is shaped by experience and we understand the factors that are driving the changes for employers and operators in the marine sector.

Training At All Levels

Training can include separate levels of information for management, employees and crews. Shock Mitigation Solutions can present one or two day seminars at your workplace to present the latest developments relevant to your organisation. The objective is to improve the knowledge and performance of individuals and groups.

Repetitive Shock (RS) & Whole Body Vibration (WBV)

Causes of 'shock' are random 'hits' of up to 15G from head sea impacts or from overtaking following seas. A single event can result in a sudden chronic injury. Causes of 'vibration' are continuous 'hammering' such as short steep seas or wind against tide conditions. Extended exposure can result in muscle fatigue and injury.

RS & WBV Training

Specialist training for professional operators of RIBs and High Speed Craft is essential for organisations affected by the EC Vibration Directive. Repetitive Shock (RS) and Whole Body Vibration (WBV) training courses are relevant to all organisations designing, building and operating planing vessels under 24 metre (80 feet).

Shock Mitigation Strategy

The definition of Shock Mitigation is, "to make a violent collision or impact less intense". An effective Shock Mitigation strategy brings together subject matter expertise to increase efficiency for professional maritime organisations. A shock mitigation strategy is essential for all craft that undertake open sea transits or operate in rough water.

Technical Factors

Professional marine organisations require specialist boats and equipment that can be used night and day by operators in extreme conditions. Recent EU and US military High Speed Craft tenders require manufacturers to measure boat decks and seating to monitor vibration levels that may affect the occupants health.

Human Factors

Professional maritime organisations are now aware that operational expectations may exceed human limitations. High levels of fitness and stamina are simply not enough. Realistic risk assessments plus an effective shock mitigation strategy result in improved safety for individuals and add to the overall efficiency of an organisation.

Combined Shock Mitigation Solutions

Combined solutions include new hull forms, efficient work stations, suspension seating and training. With an effective shock mitigation strategy the helmsman, crew and passengers benefit from increased comfort and reduced injury. Plus organisations can increase sea time for on-water assets and cover greater distances at higher speeds.

Flexible Services & Confidentiality

We offer a flexible mix of services including training, consultancy and product development. Depending on the objectives we can work on a daily or project rate. Training at senior management or director level may require discretion and we can enter into confidentiality agreements if required.

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