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The Oil & Gas industry is one that is exposed to all manner of risks. It is essential for personnel to have the requisite accreditations relating to health and safety specifically with regards to the specialised equipment they operate, the hazardous materials they come into contact with, as well as many other areas relating to occupational hazards.

Browse the list of Safety Oil & Gas courses below and complete information requests for any that may be of interest to you.

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Safety in the Oil & Gas Industry

Health and safety is of paramount importance in the Oil & Gas industry. It will always be associated with hazards due to the nature of the work, the harsh environments and the types of machinery utilized. The focus is therefore to ensure these significant hazards and risks are reduced as much as possible, and engaging in extensive safety training plays a major role in achieving this objective.

As to be expected, internationally-recognized certificates and qualifications are required by employees to ensure they have the skills and safety awareness required for the roles they perform. They are often required to renew what they’ve learned to ensure they are trained in the latest developments in their field and to ensure they are schooled in the latest techniques and processes.

Accrediting Bodies

Training credits may have country-specific or multinational recognition by the major supervisory bodies in the Oil & Gas industry. It is important to verify which bodies accredit the Safety for Oil & Gas courses you take. The list below contains a few of the most important accrediting bodies worldwide:

  • IMCA International Marine Contractor Association
  • First Point Assessment - the oil and gas supply chain database for the UK and The Netherlands
  • The Nautical Institute
  • The DNV

Offshore Activities in Oil & Gas in the UK

The energy division of UK’s safety regulation authority HSE ED also has a focus on offshore oil and gas operations. Their goal is to ensure that potential accidents are prevented mainly through the elimination of safety hazards.

Most of HSE ED’s focus is on management and supervisors and is also dependent on the exploration unit’s location. The safety and quality standards could vary from one location to another and is adjusted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the exploration contract. It is therefore required for the professionals to fulfill mandatory training that prepare them for the functions they will be performing.

A number of supporting industries related to Oil & Gas will also require safety-related training. The Safety for Oil & Gas courses on offer cover a wide range of training required to work in this industry.

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