Osiris Marine Services, a division of James Fisher and Sons, has completed the world’s first commercial Nitrox diver training at The Underwater Centre, in Fort William.
Commercial diving company
Osiris is the first commercial diving company to undertake this course, demonstrating the company’s commitment to health and safety. The course, written by The Underwater Centre with consultant support from James Ridgeway, offshore manager at Osiris, trains divers in the use of Enriched Air Nitrox in an offshore commercial application. James Ridgeway taught the pilot course; he will continue to support the Nitrox course’s development as a consultant.
With divers certified to International Nitrox standards, Osiris is able to provide customers with additional assurance in its offshore capabilities and deliver a competent Nitrox diving team to any global location.
Osiris’ general diving manager, Kevin Hood, commented: “This training gives our team a good all-round understanding of diving on Nitrox, to a standard which meets industry approval and will also provide divers with clarification due to a lack of previous lack of specific training.”
Osiris has also recently invested in an offshore Nitrox diving system which complies with strict international standards, allowing its divers to spend longer at shallower depths and reduces the risk of decompression illness. This investment within its core diving and ROV capability means Osiris continues to develop its position as a complete solutions provider for the global offshore industry.
“With the coming together of offshore wind and offshore activities in general, being the first to undertake this course, as well as our Nitrox system investment, ensures Osiris can meet all expectations of current and future offshore clients,” added Aiden West, managing director of Osiris.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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