Multi-Million growth for National Hyperbaric Centre

A specialist North-east oil and gas industry support and training facility is on track to double its turnover this year.
The Aberdeen-based National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC), which has been operating in the North-east for more than 25 years is set to see an increase of more than £3m in the annual figures following growth in its […]

Fancy a change of scenery?

The National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC) is now running courses in South Africa. The initiative has been introduced by the NHC due to the demand from the growing South African diving industry which will include its renowned OGP Client Representative, Diving System Auditing & Assurance (DSAA) and IMCA Air Diving Supervisor courses.
The DSAA course will be […]

Failures of Diving System FMEA/FMECA

History
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) or Failure Modes Effects and Critical Analysis (FMECA) are terms used more and more frequently throughout the diving industry, but exactly what is a diving system FMEA/FMECA? The purpose of a diving system FMEA/FMECA is to ensure a systematic assessment is carried out on all diving system equipment, and […]

Multi million pound contract win for North-east Hyperbaric Centre

A specialist North-east oil and gas industry support and training facility has secured a multi million pound contract with a major global oil and gas operator.
The Aberdeen-based National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC), which offers a range of oil and gas industry support and specialised training services, has secured a three-year contract for the provision of client […]

Diving System Auditing and Assurance – Changing Attitudes

Alexander Harper (National Hyperbaric Centre)
Auditing and assurance plays a crucial part of ensuring the safety and integrity of any diving system as well as ensuring efficient diving operations. Therefore it is essential that all diving systems are audited by a competent auditor, periodically or post mobilisation.
The past twelve months have seen a substantial change in […]

Mechanical Dive Technician

Overview
Dive Technicians carry out the vital and responsible job of maintaining diving equipment and diving systems. Equipment maintained covers an enormous variety of disciplines and requires a broad skill base. Knowledge of saturation diving systems, air chambers, high pressure gas systems, diving helmets, compressors, and oxygen cleaning procedures only touches upon this enormous subject.
Correct maintenance […]

Diving Consulting specialist joins the team

Sandy Harper has recently joined the National Hyperbaric Centre’s as their new Diving System Technology & Consulting Manager.

Life Support Technician - LST (IMCA)

Overview
Life Support Technicians carry out the vital and responsible job of maintaining safe conditions for divers living and working under pressure during deep diving operations Worldwide. They must be able to operate high pressure equipment, mix heliox diving mixtures, monitor the saturation chamber environment, and as part of a team carry out pressurisation and decompression, […]

Leadership Training (NORSOK)

Objectives
The objective of this course is to enable the entrant to reflect upon their role as a team leader. The course seeks to question how and why entrants make certain decisions, how they communicate and cooperate within a team, why they adopt particular leadership styles and how they plan and organise the tasks before them. […]

Getting ready for Decommissioning - and view it from your office..

As the industry prepares to decommission some of the older oil platforms within the North Sea the National Hyperbaric Centre has been a hive of activity over the last few months.