Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC)

Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC)

The Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) offers a comprehensive range of safety and emergency response training courses to the offshore petroleum, marine transportation, fishing and land based industries.

The OSSC is part of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, located at 455 Incinerator Road, St. John's, NL.

Quality Assurance

Training courses developed by the OSSC are subject to rigorous academic scrutiny. The majority of courses delivered at the centre are also accredited or approved by national and international regulatory or other external approving agencies.

The quality of training delivery is assured by a staff of more than 40 highly qualified and experienced instructors. Additionally, the OSSC, as part of the Marine Institute, an ISO 9001 accredited training organization, is subject to regular audit.

Facilities and Equipment

The OSSC has an extensive array of facilities and equipment to support its training deliveries.

Facilities and equipment include:

  • Large survival tank complete with a state-of-the-art helicopter underwater escape trainer (HUET) and environmental theatre. The Centre also boasts various marine and offshore evacuation devices
  • Fire training ground outfitted with marine, offshore petroleum and helicopter fire simulators
  • Marine base outfitted with a variety of lifeboat and fast rescue craft launching devices
  • Variety of lifeboats and fast rescue craft
  • Seagoing marine training vessel
  • Large inventory of specialized training equipment
Areas of Specialization
  • Offshore Petroleum
  • Marine Transportation
  • Fishing Industry
  • Industrial Safety & Firefighting
OSSC Overview

Applied Research

The OSSC capability includes an applied research unit.