Monday, 20 March 2017
The CCM Company and the Norwegian SAFER Foundation launched the first Russian course in industrial medicine
Offshore courses for three days will be doctors and medical assistants who already have some training in the field of industrial medicine and work on offshore oil-producing platforms. The training is conducted on the basis of the simulation center "Arctic Medical Training", created jointly by SSMU and TSC.

"Today we attend the opening of unique courses, which have no analogues in Russia," said Olga Kobyakova, the rector of SSMU, opening the courses. "Our partners from the Center of Corporate Medicine invited world-renowned experts in the field of simulation medicine, thanks to this, in our country and in the entire post-Soviet space, there will be first trainers who will be able to train people and conduct offshore courses on their own."

The course program was developed by the SAFER foundation together with Norwegian oil-producing companies, the specialists took into account all the specifics of working in remote conditions, and thanks to the cooperation with the industrialists, they were able to introduce new standards that significantly improve the provision of assistance in remote industrial areas.

"SAFER is a simulation center where theoretical skills are developed with the help of equipment. Our foundation has been working with offshore courses since 2004. Now in Norway, every facility that provides medical care has passed this training. Thanks to the Corporate Medicine Center for the invitation, our foundation has a wide network of cooperation around the world, and we are happy to develop cooperation with Russia, "said SAFER Medical Director Thomas Linder.

According to the executive director of CCM Global, Munirjon Shakirov, offshore courses are taught to work and make decisions in command.

"This course is now mandatory for all oil projects operating in the northern seas. The course we launched today is just the first step. We signed a five-year agreement with the foundation for the development of these courses and holding them in Russia and the CIS. The course is unique, it is the acquisition of team skills. As we all understand, such platforms work far from the ground, and if an emergency happens, we need teamwork skills to help and reduce the consequences in time. Another important element is that training takes place using a simulation, it is getting used to the role, fully immersed in a situation when a person begins to perceive it as real, "said Shakirov.

Now, 12 specialists are trained, and as a result they will become the first trainers for offshore courses in Russia.