New training package success in theory and practice

The scope of user training available from Vestdavit now takes in hands-on davit use, following the commissioning of a new quayside A-frame unit at a demonstration area at our  Bergen headquarters.

A three-day Vestdavit boat launching and recovery training course staged in February in Bergen brought strong positive feedback from participants, based on its structure of classroom presentations plus practical sessions at the quay. The course also brought certification for a new batch of approved Vestdavit davit systems service partner technicians from Brazil, Singapore and Turkey.

Vestdavit’s scalable training program has been developed to fit the requirements of any course participant, including davit operators, ship crews, ship technicians and service partners. In this case, the training program covered the HSE, IMO and SOLAS safety rules governing marine davit operations at sea, but also an in-depth classroom session with Vestdavit’s  engineers on the practicalities of davit operations, maintenance and service.

With all participants successful in securing a ‘pass’, Vestdavit was also delighted that the post-training evaluation indicated that attendees were fully satisfied, one Singapore-based engineer describing the sessions as “very interesting” and “well organized training”, and that “discussions were truly inspiring”.

As well as user-specific modules, Vestdavit has also developed training that is tailormade for individual davit systems, which will be particularly useful for clients requiring specialized skills and certification, such as navies and coastguards. Instruction can be given on board using the customer’s own equipment.

”I would like to thank you for these days and well organized training, very interesting and discussions were truly inspiring. This helped me identify clearer. Thanks once again. Says on of the service tehnician from Singapore”

For more information on the full scope of Vestdavit’s training program, please contact: Henric Collvin, After Sales Director, Tel +47 47 91 15 59, e-mail: