Are you ready for a career in offshore?
Below we have made a list of things you need to be able to comply with and think about before aiming for a career in offshore.
If you can live up to these requirements, a career in offshore could be something for you!
Safety is of the utmost importance in the offshore industry. You must always act according to safety procedures, and you must be fully certified and take the necessary safety training.
There is a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to consuming alcohol and drugs.
You need to be in good physical and mental health (this also means being aware of potential phobias that could affect your job).
You need an unblemished criminal record to be able to work offshore.
When working in such a closed environment, you should be able to work independently but also have strong cooperative skills.
When offshore, you work many hours a day and often even at night.
You will get to work with many different nationalities, so you need good language skills (primarily English) and also cultural awareness.
It is essential that the whole family is supportive and understands that you will be away from home in the offshore period.
The transportation time to your destination can be long depending on your place of work.
When you are back home, you must expect to spend time on recertification and other supplementary training.
Three weeks of vacation ten times a year is brilliant. Freedom is a big advantage when working offshore.
Niels Rohrberg Augustenborg
Scaffolder in the North Sea
Olie/gas eller vindenergi?
Inden du begynder, skal du gøre op med dig selv, om du vil arbejde i offshore vind eller olie/gas. Der er nemlig forskellige kurser til de to brancher.
Fælles for begge brancher er de høje krav til sikkerheden, og det er obligatorisk at man har de rette sikkerhedskurser, inden man kan komme offshore.
Inden for offshore vind er det obligatoriske basis sikkerhedskursus GWO et krav. GWO står for Global Wind Organisation og er fælles standarder, der er anerkendt på tværs af virksomheder og lande.
I offshore olie/gas sektoren er det BOSIET kurset, der er krav om. BOSIET står for Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training, og det er anerkendt i Danmark, Norge, England og Holland.
Ønsker du at arbejde i andre lande, skal du vælge et OPITO godkendt kursus (tjek hos den enkelte kursusudbyder hvis du vil sikre dig OPITO godkendelse).