The Rig Radio Operator

The Rig Radio Operator Job Description

Maintain radio communications with shorebases, other vessels and helicopters.

Maintain watch on international distress frequencies in order to be of assistance if required.

In the event of rig emergency maintains communication with bases and outside emergency co-ordination centers.

Provide helicopters with current weather information as required.

Maintain SAR watch whilst helicopters in transit to and from rig.

Liaise with Helicopter Landing Officer reference helicopter movements.

Relay helicopter flight information to helicopter shorebase if requested by pilot.

Ensure compliance with requirements for radios and associated equipment during radio silence periods.

Rig Radio-Operator

Advise supply vessels of helicopter movements, emergency drills and radio silence requirements.

Make regular PA announcements reference helicopter movements, radio silence and other safety related information.

Conduct planned maintenance on radio and navigation equipment.

Conduct weekly checks on emergency batteries (radio equip) and charger system.

Conduct scheduled inspections and maintenance on all radio and navigation equipment.

Including emergency communication and navigation equipment in lifeboats etc.

Assist Electronic Technician to troubleshoot and repair faulty radio an navigation equipment.

Make weather observations and reports if required

The Rig Radio Operator

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