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Altens Training Centre

The home of the 'RGIT'

Acquired by Petrofac Training Services in 2004, our survival centre was originally purpose-built for the Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology (RGIT) Montrose in 2002 and it pioneered survival training.

Today, we continue to invest in these exceptional training facilities, in line with clients’ changing needs and industry requirements. Training conforms to rigorous industry accreditation standards and is delivered by our highly proficient instructors.

Where to find us

Altens Training Centre,
Blackness Avenue,
Altens, Aberdeen,
AB12 3PG,

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Training facilities

Set up to ensure delegate safety and welfare, we’re committed to ensuring our trainees succeed. Our facilities include:

  • Two x 3m deep training pools
  • Two helicopter underwater escape trainers (HUETs)
  • One lifeboat for use in the pools
  • One fast rescue craft for use in the pools
  • Two OPITO accredited major emergency management simulators
  • Two radio training rooms
  • One computer based training room
  • One external fire and self-rescue training facility
  • External warehouses for use in Lifting Operations training
  • 21 classrooms
  • Modern, industry recognised survival equipment for delegate use


A range of courses can be delivered from the one central location, including:

  • BOSIET (with CA-EBS) (Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training)
  • FOET (with CA-EBS) (Further Offshore Emergency Training)
  • Universal Basic Survival
  • HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training)
  • Renewable UK Marine Survival Training
  • Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) training
  • Control Room Operator (CRO) training
  • Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEMIR) training
  • Basic fire fighting
  • Lifting Operations training
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods training
  • Health & Safety – offshore and onshore training
  • Competence Assurance Management training
  • Operations & Technical training
  • Learning & Development consultancy