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Document ID (ISN)66922
CIS number 96-1167
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1089-6
Year 1996
Convention or series no. OTH 94 446
Author(s) Harris R.A., Coleshaw S.R.K., MacKenzie I.G.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Title Analysing stress in offshore survival course trainees
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. xiv, 127p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 30.00
Abstract Physiological and psychological measurements, chosen as indicators of stress, were made on individuals undergoing offshore survival training, concentrating on practical exercises. Their emotional reactions were assessed by various questionnaires filled in by the trainees themselves. Most of them were especially anxious at the start of the course: helicopter underwater escape training was perceived to be the most difficult exercise. Particular problems were found to be also associated with fire training. Possible means of alleviating these issues are discussed. Older refreshers were found to be less anxious, probably as a result of experience.
Descriptors (primary) human factors; safety training in industry; offshore oil extraction; mental stress
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Psychological factors
OSH training