We are Transforming Emergency Response Training

Benefit from AIS Survivex’s expertise as the UK’s leading energy sector training provider, combined with the real-world firefighting skills of Vital Fire Solutions (VFS) – part of County Durham and Darlington’s Fire and Rescue Service.

Our custom-built offshore emergency fire training facility is located at County Durham and Darlington’s Fire and Rescue training centre at Bowburn. It incorporates a three-storey mock offshore platform rig with internal structures to mirror those on an offshore installation, and full size helideck simulator coming summer 2023.

Current industry standards dictate at least 25% of the workforce on an offshore installation are trained to respond to an emergency firefighting scenario, making this skill highly desirable for both the offshore workforce and employers.

Key benefits:

  • Conveniently located for Teesside and County Durham
  • Realistic training – prepare your teams to act in an emergency scenario
  • Highly skilled and experienced team of instructors
  • Safe and controlled environment

Training delivered:

  • OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM)
  • OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL)


Find out more here