Offshore Meteorological Observing Refresher

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The Offshore Meteorological Observing Refresher online course has been developed to refresh and update the knowledge of observing staff in how to make accurate weather reports for offshore helicopter operations.

In the 6th Edition of CAP 437 Offshore Helicopter Landing Areas - Guidance on Standards The CAA recommends that personnel who carry out meteorological observations on offshore installations undergo formal meteorological observer training and are certificated by an approved training organisation for this role. Observers should complete refresher training every two years to ensure they remain familiar with any changes to meteorological observing practices and procedures.

Delivery: This course consists of an online refresher module and a two part assessment.

Course length: Approximately 2 hours.

Booking: To register and pay online for a single licence. Go to Met Office College Online, log in and select the Offshore Meteorological Observing Refresher course. Alternatively if you would like to buy five or more licences please complete the booking form.

Price: £236 per licence (Met Office training is VAT exempt).

Aim: To refresh and update the knowledge of observing staff in how to make accurate weather reports for offshore helicopter operations.

The online refresher training provides an update to the two day Offshore Meteorological Observing course and should be completed successfully every two years to update your certificate.

Completion of this course:

  • Ensures that you can accurately identify cloud types, heights and amounts and report them correctly to maintain the safety of offshore helicopter operations;
  • Reminds you of the procedures for assessing visibility and identifying weather phenomena;
  • Refreshes your knowledge of the correct practices for reporting wind, temperature and pressure;
  • Ensures you remain familiar with any changes to meteorological observing practices and procedures;
  • Will maintain the required standard of Offshore Met Observers as laid down by the Civil Aviation Authority in CAP437

The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.

Last updated: 17 June 2014