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Albert Dock Facility

Albert Dock is arguably the finest dockside Training Facility in the UK. The site boasts the following facilities:

  • Offshore and Maritime Davits and Boats
  • Skyscape
  • Tower - 22Metre
  • ERRV Hospital Unit
  • PPE Clothing and Equipment Facility
  • Fully Equipped Lecture Rooms
  • Workshop
  • Restaurant and Amenity Block

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Offshore and Maritime Davits and Boats

HOTA has a wide range of lifeboats, rescue boats and davit systems making it possible to offer flexible and diverse training for all sectors. HOTA recently commissioned a new Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft (TEMPSC) which is housed in gravity davits and operated in compliance with maritime procedures.

Skyscape System

HOTA's Skyscape or Emergency Escape Chute System was manufactured and installed in 2008 and is used as part of the training for delegates wishing to comply with OLF (Norwegian Sector) requirements.

The system is described as similar to a helter skelter slide!

Hospital Unit

Our docksite boasts a real ships hospital module obtained from a decommissioned offshore emergency response vessel. This is fully equipped to current UKOOA/ERRVA standards and it provides a highly realistic training resource for both offshore oil and gas industry specific medical courses as well as wider merchant navy training in general.

PPE Clothing and Equipment Facility

All PPE is stored in a purpose built heated unit and whilst HOTA encourages delegates to bring their own PPE, a range of lifejackets, hard hats and sea boots are available together with limited wet weather gear including quilted boat suits for Fast Rescue Boat Training.

Fully Equipped Lecture Rooms

All lecture rooms are equipped with the latest technology including audio visual presentation systems, plasma screens and are fully air conditioned.


A large amount of the maintenance of HOTA's equipment and vessels can be conducted onsite and in all weathers following the construction of the workshop in 2011.

Restaurant and Amenity Block

To complement the delivery of quality training at HOTA, a restaurant facility, providing home cooked, good quality food, is onsite. Delegates attending courses can avail themselves of refreshments on arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon and would normally have a choice of two hot meals at lunchtime or a variety of salads or sandwiches and dessert. Special dietary needs can be catered for in advance

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