At Fletcher we value knowledge. We know that there is always time for practical training whether it's Fire Drills or Risk Assessment. Our crew understand that theory is valuable knowledge, and for theory to work we need good practice.
Our team therefore strives to ensure that continuous training across the fleet is engaging and constructive. Over the years the Personnel and HSEQ teams have worked alongside our vessel Senior Officers to create an all-encompassing training plan to be undertaken on board our vessels on a regular basis.
This training can be broadened into 3 areas: statutory training in response to marine legislation, training in response to industry guidance and voluntary training delivered onboard.
Our on-board statutory training includes:
- Abandon ship
- Enclosed space entry & rescue
In addition, our 'Industry guidance' training includes:
- Cyber security
The above are managed and delivered by Senior Officers on board the vessel and involve all personnel. These are also witnessed and input into by company management personnel, most notably Fleet Masters and Fleet Chief Engineers during assurance voyages.
Voluntary adopted training includes:
- Risk assessment
- Manual handling
- Bridge resource management
- Handling of LFL cargo
Our two Fleet Masters rotate around the fleet assisting with such training onboard; allowing clear and open communication lines back to the shore team.
Recently, our newest Fleet Master Gints Adams was on board FS Abergeldie and saw first-hand the training taking place for both Fire and Risk Assessment. He was able to share an overview of the task and photos of the team. The exercise saw two teams working separately on a task to refresh their knowledge, then teams then had to present their outcome to the rest of the group. On this occasion, the risk assessment was for an enclosed space entry.
All members of the crew were involved, including our Engine Cadet who was given the opportunity to present his team's findings. Such training events on board are exceptionally valuable and prove that continuous training and practice mean for a safer environment on board our vessels.
"Fletcher's flexible and innovative approach to business and the professionalism of their crew has played an important role in helping us deliver a safe, reliable and cost-effective service to our clients. We look forward to building on this going forward as we continue to seek new and exciting opportunities in an exceptionally competitive marketplace."Oilchart, 2016
“[We would] like to thank you and the rest of the crew on the FS Aberdour for your assistance, positive attitude and total flexibility during the last 5/6 weeks since we started this Project. The communication has been invaluable with all the challenges that have faced us. Thank you very much for your assistance, you’re all a credit to your team on-board the FS Aberdour and also Fletcher Group.”Centrica, June 2017
“It was a pleasure to work with all of you, especially when the project is completed without any operation issue on the fluids / cement / waste management side. It was a great success to complete this.”Perenco, August 2017
“I cannot thank you enough for the work that you have done for us, all credit to you and your crew. I will be passing back some very positive comments. On behalf of both the Standard Princess and her crew and also the Standard Supplier, I appreciate all your help.”Centrica, November 2017
"[We] would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your Team for the level of support that you have given us with both vessels through this campaign. The vessel Masters and crews have been an absolute credit to your organisation and I would look forward to working with Fletcher Group again in the future if this is the manner in which you conduct your business.
I would like to wish you all every success and I am sure that we will work again in the not-too-distant future."Ineos, July 2018
It has been a please working with you! Thank you for your support the past few months and th flexible attitude of your crew. This was much appreciated by our team.Allseas, February 2019