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Training

Global Marine’s Training School has been delivering cable engineering courses to students from around the world for many years.

PGU Training

Submarine cable systems employing switchable, powered branching units can be hazardous to repair as the system power could be re-applied under certain fault conditions, thus endangering the lives of the repair personnel.

Global Marine’s Protection Grounding Unit (PGU) technology enables cable systems to be repaired safely and without risk to personnel.

Training in this area is imperative and Global Marine has developed a training course that provides a detailed understanding of the technology and the practical skills required to manage cable work of this nature.

PGU training is carried out at Global Marine’s Training School based in Chelmsford, UK run by qualified instructors and at the end of the course, students will be skilled in all PGU techniques and will be capable of carrying out a PGU repair on any of the cables qualified for PGU.

Periodically, students will be required to take ‘refresher’ courses to confirm their understanding of PGU and to learn about new additions to the technology. The course concludes with a written examination to confirm that the students fully understand PGU and all its safety implications.

Global Marine also offer offers a comprehensive PGU package, which includes:

  • Re-commissioning of the PGU alarm system & audit of the PGU tooling
  • Training for the operational personnel (cable engineers, deck supervisors, cable jointers & crew). This includes theory training and most importantly, a deck exercise where cable is actually moved through the vessel
  • Technical Support support for 2 years, which includes free updates to PGU procedures

UJ Jointer Training

Jointers are required to pass examinations to qualify as UJ/UQJ jointers and are issued with certificates following their success. UJ/UQJ qualification is time limited and re-qualification courses are offered when the qualification periods end.

The Global Marine Jointer Training School is a Universal Joint Consortium (UJC) Accredited Training School, and as such offers a complete range of training and qualifications for the Universal Joint (UJ) and Universal Quick Joint (UQJ) and all supported UJ and UQJ cables.

Courses are offered for the basic UJ or UQJ (or both) training and also for specific cable technologies.

Global Marine is able to tailor the training to your specific requirements for example, if your company has a cable system employing perhaps three different cable types, then your nominated jointers will require the basic training and cable specific training for only those three cables and not for the complete range available.

UJ Instructor Training

As a founding member of the Universal Joint Consortium, Global Marine has been involved in developing products and training staff since the concept of the universal joint and is well placed to share its knowledge through its accredited training programmes.

It is essential that any company with an (UJC) accredited jointer training school must have qualified instructors to provide training and qualifications to their students. The Global Marine Training School delivers comprehensive instructor training where both the basic and specific technologies are taught. Once the course is completed and the individual assessed they are awarded with the industry recognised title of UJ Instructor.

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