The Passenger Size workgroup has agreed a standardised clothing policy to be worn under survival suits while travelling in helicopters to offshore installations in UK waters. The policy will be effective from Today(Wednesday, 1st October 2014), in-line with the changeover to the winter season.
-Long sleeve top
-Trainers / Boots
Can I wear Jeans?
Yes you can wear jeans to travel in
Why is summer in June and not in May?
We took the average sea temperatures of the UKCS over a number of years to decide when the water is warmer and when it is cooler, therefore requiring more or less layers. We then used this information to decide that Summer is from 1st June – 30th September and Winter is 1st October -31st May
Why three layers in winter?
Studies have shown that the more layers you have on, the lower your rist of getting hypothermia when exposed to cold water. During winter you must wear 3 layers, one or which must be a long-sleeved top. It is important to protect your core so more layers are required to over your chest and internal organs
Why no hoodies?
Hoodies, or any item of clothing with a hood, will interfere with the neck seal of the survival suit, it is essential that the seal around your neck and wrists is strong so that in the extremely unlikely event you are in the water there are no weaknesses in the seals to allow water into the suit. Polo-necks and jackets with high collars also pose a risk to the neck seal.