A look at an HAI member up close and personal.
In response to a high incidence of workplace accidents in Malaysia, Ampang-based CONSIST began in 1996 as an occupational-safety training center with a focus on the construction and oil-and-gas industries after its founder noticed that many industrial safety officers were either un- or underqualified. The company has since become an accredited training facility that provides diplomas in occupational safety and health management.
Aviation a Natural Progression
As CONSIST grew, it became clear that adding aviation training was essential to enable the company to provide a full occupational-safety training program, given the vital role of helicopters in so many construction and industrial operations. Thus, in 2006, sister company CONSIST Aviation was established.
CONSIST Aviation, recognized by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia for conducting aviation safety and survival training, has trained more than 30,000 people from various local and international companies, including Halliburton (USA), JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Japan), Shell Global (Netherlands), Talisman Energy (Canada), and Vietnam Helicopter Corp., among others. CONSIST also provides maintenance services for in-aircraft safety equipment such as life jackets equipped with emergency breathing systems (EBSs).
State-of-the-Art Training Facilities
CONSIST Aviation pilots and aircrew are trained at the CONSIST Aviation Training Theatre (CATT), located within the company’s state-of-the-art aviation training complex in Ampang. The CATT is equipped with a helicopter simulator that includes fully immersive simulation technology, including sound, lightning, wind, undercurrent, and rainy night effects. The facility also includes 3- and 4-meter jumping platforms, a winching setup, and an underwater viewing area to observe underwater training, as well as a purpose-built lab for EBS life jacket maintenance.
CONSIST Aviation offers a variety of safety and survival training courses for military and civilian operators, including classes in EBSs, aircraft underwater escape training, helicopter emergency egress device systems, personnel evacuation training, sea survival training, winching and rescue training, dinghy drills, and helicopter ditching.