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Are these situations familiar?

• Team members don’t wish to appear ignorant, hence don’t admit to a lack of knowledge.

• Everyone with expertise is too busy on paid work to help onboard younger team members.

• You reflect on your knowledge and experience when you started. You wish someone had explained years ago.

• On-the-job learning comes from mistakes which can have £££, time and longer-term reputation implications to your company.

You might be asking yourself why does DME Systems (an engineering company) want to do training? The cynics amongst you will suggest it’s for money, and we agree nothing’s for free; however the real reason is much more ingrained in who we are and what we want to represent. You might even say it’s part of our ‘Why’.

The pleasure we get from our equipment is not when it leaves the factory; it’s when it trenches 100km in 4 days without a break-down AND the vessel leaves site 2 days EARLIER than expected.

Putting all of our effort into designing the best equipment is useless unless the crew understands how it’s intended to be used.

As individuals at DME Systems our time and expertise is limited. Through the years we’ve worked with many talented apprentices and graduate engineers starting their first desk job. Watching and helping them gain in capability and expertise. Here we are offering this expertise to your employees. Learning from greater breadth breeds diversity and resilience in an organizations DNA.

Dedicating time to training isn’t essential; and training budgets are reduced. How can we help:

Day courses at our facility in 2022

• Focus time for new employees

• Time for team-members to ask those ‘silly and embarrassing’ questions

• Time for your team to get to know each other


Focussed, bite-size training on specific topics (2 hours maximum, remote training available)

• Smaller training sessions have more likelihood of being remembered

• Only pay for training your staff need. Less time = less cost

At the end of the day we all have to make practical judgements on what is important and what isn’t. If you don’t do it now and investigate training for your employees what will you say when they don’t get it right? It will happen.

Training packages available:

• Hydraulic safety

• Maintenance practices for long-term reliability

• Winch operational principles for safety and reliability

• Introduction to hydraulic design and important considerations

• Learn how to read a hydraulic circuit and what it means

• Understand how hydraulic components work together

• Understand what to specify

• Examining “What went wrong” (learn from others mistakes)

• Basic understanding of subsea equipment and hazards

• Introduction to subsea componentary:- Compensators, PODs & Electronics-in-oil

• Electrical safety and power systems on subsea vehicles

• Proactive and reactive maintenance on vehicles

• Fault resolution – Identification of faults using a logical and expedient process

• Trenching – Methods and progress optimisation

• Engineering design for subsea equipment

• Bespoke training on specific subjects / equipment also available on request

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