Oil & Gas

  • Safety Culture Training Titles:
    • Asbestos Awareness
    • Authorised Gas Tester – Level 1
    • Authorised Gas Tester - Level 2
    • Authorised Gas Tester - Level 3
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Control of Chemical Substances (COSHH) Awareness
    • Display Screen Equipment
    • Electrical Safety Rules
    • Excavation
    • Explosives
    • Hazard Awareness and Identification
    • Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness
    • Introduction to Control of Work
    • Legionella Awareness
    • Lifting Operations and Lifting Regulations
    • Manual Handling Awareness
    • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
    • Noise Awareness
    • Manual Handling Awareness
    • Noise Awareness
    • Pressure Testing
    • Scaffolding Awareness
    • Slips, Trips and Falls
    • Stress Management
    • PUWER
    • Safety Observation
    • Slips, Trips and Falls
    • Stress Management
    • Task Risk Assessment
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air
    • UK On Scene Spill Responder
    • Waste Management
    • Working at Height
    Oil and Gas Training Titles:
    • Basic Refinery Operations
    • Refining Basics
    • Alkylation Operations
    • Auxiliary Vessels
    • Azeotropic, Extractive, and Vacuum Collection
    • Blending Operations
    • Crude Distillation Operations
    • Fluid Catalytic Cracking Operations
    • Hydrotreating and Catalytic Reforming, Part 1
    • Hydrotreating and Catalytic Reforming, Part 2
    • Treating and Sulfur Recovery Operations

Oil and Gas solutions are comprised of the following:

  • Safety Culture Training Series– interactive multi-media and computer-based health, safety and operations training titles
  • Oil and Gas Training Series – interactive multi-media and computer-based Refinery Practices and Refinery Systems training courses
  • WorkSafe – Integrated Safe System of Work (ISSoW)
  • Isolation Tags and TOGS – suitable for any paper-based or electronic safe systems of work

A better trained and more competent workforce can significantly reduce the number of incidents with Health and Safety Implications.


Taking time-out from operational matters for training and development can incur significant costs. The Safety Culture Training Series can be delivered at any location, with a typical duration of under an hour.  The interactive courses can be deployed over the internet via your own intranet or via a CD containing all course materials.  All courses are Oil and Gas specific, having been produced as a direct result of particular requests from industry.  These programs are supported by a range of services including training needs analysis, competency mapping, consultancy, blended learning and programs and managed training delivery if required.

All courses have been produced by subject experts, subsequently reviewed and validated by members of relevant Health & Safety Executive Committees.  Everyone who completes a Safety Culture course receives a Certificate, while a central record of all trainees and the courses they have passed is maintained to provide a full audit trail if necessary.

Also available is the WorkSafe – Integrated Safe System of Work (ISSoW) which is a highly intuitive work control system. Available as both paper based and electronic, WorkSafe can be easily deployed on our client installations.

Isolation Tags and TOGS are available for use in conjunction with WorkSafe or other paper-based or electronic safe systems of work.  The range of highly visible isolation tags, used primarily in an offshore environment, have an innovative “TOG” grip to secure them.

FEATURES OF SAFETY CULTURE TRAINING SERIES:

  • Ongoing assessment throughout the course
  • Primarily web based with low bandwidth option (other deployment options are available)
  • Mixture of high resolution photographs, 2D and 3D animations and professional voiceover
  • SCORM compliant
  • Optional handbook to reinforce concepts
  • Can be built with innovative tailored learning refresher technology
  • Capability for individual companies to add plant-specific materials (ie: video clips, presentations, web-links, PDFs, etc.)
  • Book-marking allows learners to leave the course and re-join at the same point
  • Continuous assessment throughout each module
  • Automatic remediation of incorrectly answered questions
  • Interactive 3D models as well as consistent use of detailed animated graphics to represent the concepts being discussed
  • Technical content geared for the target audience and presented in a clear and concise manner
  • Fully accessible glossary that can be accessed at any point throughout the course
  • Modules can be purchased independently or as a complete package
  • Integrated trainee results management system
  • Courses have been produced in collaboration with recognized training leaders in the Oil and Gas Industry

SAFETY CULTURE TRAINING COURSES

Asbestos Awareness

Promote awareness of the hazards and risks associated with Asbestos Containing Materials.

Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK. This Asbestos Awareness course is designed to provide health and safety awareness to those who may be exposed to asbestos in the workplace so that they are properly prepared to know how to protect themselves and others. Information is given on the where asbestos is typically found, the dangers associated with it, and how to avoid the risks from asbestos.

Duration: 45 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion

Authorised Gas Tester – Level 1

Ensure your Level 1 Authorised Gas Testers’ underpinning knowledge has been assessed against standards to enable them to safely survey for flammable and toxic gases and approve entry to confined spaces.

The candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the necessary skills to perform a gas test survey (including confined spaces) as part of the requirements for ensuring a safe working environment.

Duration: 120 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.
Regulations: UK regulations

Authorised Gas Tester – Level 2

Level 2 Authorised Gas Tester course provides candidates with the knowledge to enable them to safely test for flammable gas in preparation for hot work.

The candidates will become familiar with the requirements associated with gas detection for hot work, legislative controls, the different equipment and safety procedures used and how to interpret the result of gas tests.

Duration: 90 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.
Regulations: UK regulations

Authorised Gas Tester – Level 3

This Level 3 Authorised Gas Tester course is required for those associated with safety watch duties during the monitoring of hot work.

Upon completion of this course, the candidate will have knowledge of:

  • The dangers associated with hot work
  • Authorised Gas Tester Level 3 proceduress
  • How to work within a Permit to Work system and complete relevant documentation
  • How to use gas detecting equipment and detect the behaviours of various gases

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.
Regulations: UK regulations

Confined Space Entry

Suitable for all employees in the oil and gas industry, this course will provide candidates with the knowledge on how to prepare for work in a confined space and how to exit the confined space safely.

Candidates will be able to recognise the hazards and understand the precautions to take before and during working with confined spaces.

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Control of Chemical Substances (COSHH) Awareness

Substantially reduce the risk of staff injury caused by hazardous substances.

This course delivers key insights into controlling exposure to hazardous substances, implemented to prevent ill health. It explains in detail the hazards, controls and best practices when working with hazardous substances, with a particular focus on understanding the labelling of chemical substances, choosing appropriate personal protective equipment and COSHH assessments. COSHH regulations are the key reference point throughout the course.

Duration: 45 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.
Regulations: UK COSHH Regulations

Display Screen Equipment

Significantly reduce risks associated with Display Screen Equipment work.

This course is suitable for anyone who uses Display Screen Equipment (DSE) for any length of time in the workplace. Many surveys report that a high proportion of DSE workers suffer from aches, pains or eye discomfort. This course is designed to explain why these DSE-related conditions occur, provide information on common injuries such as Upper Limb disorders and describes the risk assessment process for a workstation. It provides information on preventative measures, which, if applied during DSE work, will protect personnel from developing these conditions.

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.
Regulations: UK Regulations

Electrical Safety Rules

Apply Electrical Safety Rules when working with electrical systems.

This Electrical Safety Rules course is suitable for any person with electrical systems at all levels. Although electrical safety rules can vary from one duty holder to another, the content of this course provides a general overview of typical health and safety rules found in the oil and gas industry that should be implemented while working with electrical systems. Main topics covered in this course include switching programmes, electrical isolation procedures, working on both low and high voltage equipment and the precautions to be taken in hazardous environments. Once successfully completed, your candidate will be able to ensure all work, testing, and fault finding on electrical equipment is carried out safely.

Duration: 90 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Excavation

The aim of this Excavation course is to provide candidates with the knowledge to carry out excavations safely.

Candidates will learn what excavations are, how to plan for them, and how to carry them out safely. The course will also depict the techniques that should be used to shield and support the excavation, and describe the backfilling procedure.

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Explosives

Promote awareness of explosives to keep personnel safe when offshore.

Given the fatal consequences of improper use, an awareness of explosives and the health and safety guidelines surrounding their use is critical to preventing grievous accidents. The scope of this Explosive Awareness course is to provide an introduction to explosives in the oil and gas industry, why they are used and what for, how they are detonated and the dangers of other sources or induced currents. To this end, the course is suitable for to all personnel who may come into contact with explosives and their use offshore.

Duration: 30 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Hazard Awareness and Identification

Hazard Awareness and Identification is suitable for all employees in the oil & gas industry and has been developed in accordance with the STEP change initiative.

This course promotes the development of hazard identification and risk assessment systems to provide a safer work environment. The candidate will learn about the nature of hazards, methods of hazard identification, energy sources and control measures.

The candidate will develop a greater and more thorough understanding of these systems through interactive 360 degree exercises and test questions. Importantly, this course will focus on personal responsibility and the active role the candidate is expected to undertake in hazard identification and risk mitigation.

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness

To prevent workplace accidents relating to a lack of knowledge of Hydrogen Sulphide.

The Hydrogen Sulphide (H²S) Awareness course is suitable for all employees in the oil and gas industry, particularly those working on offshore installations or a sour crude facility. Developed by the same industry experts responsible for the OPITO guidelines on Working in Hazardous or Potentially Hazardous Environments, this course provides a concise insight into H²S – its principal properties, associated dangers, and the detrimental consequences of exposure. Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of H²S measurement, detection and action to take in the event of an H²S emergency. Including interactive exercises, this course will equip (your staff) with the necessary awareness to protect yourself from one of the most dangerous gases in the oil and gas industry.

Duration: 30 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Introduction to Control of Work

Gain an overview of a typical Control of Work system, the elements contained within, and the typical responsibilities of every person.

Candidates will learn about the fundamentals of a Control of Work system including; planning, risk assessment, Permit to Work, isolations, sub-systems and toolbox talks. They will also consider what happens when an element of the Control of Work system fails and what the consequences of this may be.

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Legionella Awareness

Promote understanding of illness caused by Legionella bacteria.

If left undetected, Legionella-related illnesses, such as Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever, can be potentially fatal. This course aims to promote awareness of these illnesses, detailing what Legionella is; where Legionella bacteria can be found; possible symptoms of infection; and how it can be treated. It also instructs on preventative measures on how to control the risks associated with Legionella.

Duration: 30 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Regulations

Understand Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) to ensure safe lifting operations.

This course is suitable for any personnel involved in lifting operations in the oil and gas industry, providing a general introduction to the health and safety regulations surrounding lifting operations. Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be aware of lifting regulations, how to plan a lift, the different classifications of lifts, the different types of lifting equipment covered under LOLER, and the hazards and controls associated this equipment. The overarching objective of this course is to instil safe lifting practices in personnel, ultimately reducing the risk of lifting operation accidents.

Duration: 45 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Manual Handling Awareness

Prevent accidents caused by the incorrect manual handling of objects.

One of the major causes of occupational ill health; manual handling accidents and their consequent effects are common in all fields of work. This manual handling course, specific to the oil and gas industry, is suitable for all staff involved in any manual handling operation, whether lifting, pushing or pulling, providing the necessary knowledge to prevent such accidents. The course examines the causes of injury, common injuries, gives guidance on proper lifting techniques, and the use of manual handling aids. It provides a holistic approach to the topic; relevant safety legislation and manual handling risk assessments are also covered.

Duration: 45 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

Understand Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and its hazardous effects on health.

This NORM Awareness course has been designed to give you an understanding of the legal requirements, methods and responsibility for managing waste from operations in the oil and gas industry both on and offshore. Providing a general introduction to NORM, its properties, hazards and potential consequences, this course details where NORM is found, how it is detected and the precautions to take when working in environments where NORM may occur.

Duration: 30 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Noise Awareness

Minimise the effects of noise as a hazard to health.

Developed in conjunction with industry experts in noise and vibration, this Noise Awareness course is suitable for all personnel working in the offshore sector, particularly those regularly working in a noise-intensive environment. The course features a range of interactive multimedia exercises. Successful completion of this course will enable your staff to recognise when noise levels may be harmful, what the effects are, and what safety controls can be utilised to minimise the effects of noise as a health hazard.

Duration: 45 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Pressure Testing

Become a Level 1 Pressure Tester upon successful completion of this Pressure Testing course.

This Pressure Testing course is designed to develop the necessary skills and expertise of pressure testing to a Level 1 standard, which means that upon successful completion, the candidate will be able to carry out pressure testing using liquids under close supervision. This course details the concept of pressure and how it is measured in the oil and gas industry and the risk assessment process.

The correct method how to conduct a pressure test is demonstrated using detailed images and interactive exercises. Throughout, reference is made to the safety responsibilities of a Level 1 Pressure Tester, ensuring what that all work is conducted safely and in accordance with best practice when putting this training into practice.

Duration: 45 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Scaffolding Awareness

This course is suitable for anyone who may work on or around Scaffolding in the oil and gas industry.

Candidates will be provided with an overall awareness of how to work safely on or around scaffolding, including a description of scaffolding terminology, and the correct fall prevention, fall arrest and other PPE required to be worn.

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Increase awareness of hazards associated of Slips, Trips and Falls to prevent accidents.

Slips, trips and falls are the most common of workplace hazards and constitute over a third of all major injuries. This course aims to reduce the number of such injuries in your workplace by increasing awareness of the hazards associated with slips, trips and falls. This course is suitable for personnel in both offshore and onshore working environments, dealing with each environment in respective sections. Based upon legislation and guidance, it provides an overview of slips, trips and falls hazards, the importance of good housekeeping. This course also briefly describes the hazards of working at height.

Duration: 45 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Stress Management

Promote mental well-being through this work-related stress management course.

Accounting for 40% of all work-related illnesses in 2011/12, stress has increasingly become a significant health issue to be addressed among everyone in a working environment. This Stress Management course provides an understanding of how to manage work-related stress, detailing the signs of stress and mental illness and coping mechanisms. The Management Standards Approach – a model that identifies six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health and well-being, lower productivity and increased sickness absence – is described in detail. This course is specifically tailored to anyone working within the oil and gas industry.

Duration: 45 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Task Risk Assessment

Task Risk Assessment provides candidates with information on the identification of hazards and the task risk assessment process.

This course has been developed in line with the STEP Change Initiative which promotes the establishment, maintenance and deployment of thorough task risk assessment procedures.

Candidates will be able to define task risk assessment, identify hazards and ascertain when a task risk assessment is required and what work categories need to be covered. Candidates will gain a full understanding of the task risk assessment process which will make them aware of hazards, risk mitigating controls and the various processes contained within a Control of Work system.

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air

Understand the necessary health and safety considerations when transporting dangerous goods by air.

This course is aimed at anyone who is involved in the transporting of dangerous goods by air, such as heli-deck and helicopter loading personnel. Designed in conjunction with DANGO Training Services Ltd., international dangerous goods training and consultancy, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air Awareness course promotes understanding of the particular health and safety considerations that need to be taken when transporting dangerous goods by air. The content of this course is methodically divided into nine sections, each dealing with a different topic – such as dangerous goods and legislation, classes and types of dangerous goods, marking and labelling requirements. Importantly, measures to be taken in case of an emergency are dealt comprehensively. In addition to following HSE regulations, this course outlines best practices to be taken into account whenever transporting dangerous goods.

Duration: 120 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

UK On Scene Spill Responder

Develop a comprehensive understanding of how to prevent the risk of an oil spill.

The UK On-Scene Responder Course is suitable for Offshore Installation Managers and company representatives. This course has been accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change as meeting the statutory training requirements, stipulated in the Offshore Installation (Emergency Pollution Control) Regulations, 2002. Comprehensive information is provided on topics such as how and why spills occur; assessing environmental impact; emergency planning, with a primarily focus on reporting requirements and methods. This course features a range of interactive exercises and real-life scenarios to put theory into practice.

A good understanding of your Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (OPEP) is an integral part of this course and time should be spent reading the plan before undertaking this course.

Duration: 120 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Regulations: UK Regulations (approx.)
Accreditation: Accredited by the Nautical Institute on behalf of UK Department for Energy and Climate Change

Waste Management

Reduce your impact on the environment by understanding Waste Management (UK only)

The way that we impact on the environment is a consideration that has become increasingly important when dealing with waste management. This Waste Management course is designed to inform on the legal requirements for controlling waste, methods and responsibility for managing waste using a waste hierarchy. The course promotes a better understanding of how to effectively and most importantly safely manage waste.

Duration: 30 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

Working at Height

Working at height can be a dangerous activity, but not if specific precautions are taken and workers are fully informed.

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with the knowledge to confidently carry out work at height safely. This course covers the hazards of working at height, ways of assessing what the hazards are, and the controls that help keep the worker safe, including PPE and access points.

Duration: 60 mins (approx.)
Certificate available: On successful completion.

OIL AND GAS TRAINING COURSES

Basic Refinery Operations – ROBRO00CEN

Refineries produce many different types of products for a variety of uses. For instance, refineries produce gasoline for automobiles and fuel for heating purposes. Although no single refinery produces all types of products, many refineries produce more than one type of product. This course examines the functions of refinery systems and equipment and describes the role of operators in refinery operations.

Refining Basics – ROREBA0CEN

A refinery uses a number of processing units to transform crude oil into a wide variety of products that are marketed to customers. This course examines the basics of crude oil and how it is processed in a refinery.

Alkylation Operations – ROHFA00CEN

High-octane gasoline is one of the most important and profitable refinery products, and the main function of many refinery units is to make products for gasoline blending. In the final blend, one of the cleanest burning components, and the component with the highest octane, is often alkylate—the end product of an alkylation unit.

Auxiliary Vessels – OTAXVE0CEN

Process facilities contain a number of process units, and each process unit, in turn, consists of one or more process systems. These process systems are made up of many different types of components, including various types of process vessels. A process operator’s job involves working with all of the major parts of a process system, so operators must be familiar with the functions and features of different types of process vessels. This course focuses on a general group of vessels that can be referred to as auxiliary vessels.

Azeotropic, Extractive, and Vacuum Collection – RCAEVC0CEN

Distillation is an important process in many plants. It is used to separate mixtures into various components. In some plants, distillation may be the final step in processing a material so that it meets product specifications. The heart of a distillation process is a distillation column, or tower. Depending on the needs of the plant, a distillation process may include conventional, azeotropic, extractive, or vacuum columns.

Blending Operations – ROBLO00CEN

Petroleum refinery products are blends of components from various process units plus additives. When the necessary blend components have been combined and any additives have been added, the result is a finished product, such as gasoline, jet fuel, or diesel fuel. This course explores some common products and the components used to blend them, different methods for blending products, and typical operator responsibilities throughout blending operations.

Crude Distillation Operations – ROCDO00CEN

Crude oil consists of compounds of hydrogen and carbon called hydrocarbons. Different groups of these hydrocarbons can be separated and processed to make a variety of products. Crude oil also contains other natural substances, such as salt, water, clay, and sediment. Some of these substances are removed from crude as it is pumped from the ground. Any remaining impurities are removed as the crude is treated in a refinery.

Operators must properly monitor and control the distillation process in the crude unit so that the products leaving the unit meet process specifications. This course provides an overview of the operation of a crude distillation unit. The steps that crude oil goes through in the crude unit, process variables, and conditions that affect unit operation will also be examined. This course will also consider problems that might arise in the crude distillation unit and how to correct them.

Fluid Catalytic Cracking Operations – ROFCCO0CEN

A typical petroleum refinery includes many different units that are associated with a variety of processes. The ultimate goal for most of these processes is to produce marketable products from the complex mix of hydrocarbons contained in crude oil. One of the important units in a refinery is a fluid catalytic cracking unit, or cat cracker. This course describes the basics of fluid catalytic cracking operations, with emphasis on the equipment that is used, the process variables that are involved, and operator responsibilities.

Hydrotreating and Catalytic Reforming, Part 1 – ROCRO00CEN

Refineries develop and improve products such as high-octane, low-knock gasoline; aviation fuel; and petrochemical feedstocks. The major role of hydrotreating and catalytic reforming units is to work together to produce these fuels and petrochemical feedstocks. This course examines the reactions and equipment that are involved in hydrotreating and catalytic reforming and identifies the process variables that have to be monitored and controlled.

Hydrotreating and Catalytic Reforming, Part 2 – ROSRO00CEN

Operators who work in hydrotreating and catalytic reforming units need to know more than just what the units do and how they do it. Operators should also be knowledgeable in areas such as safety, evacuation and purge procedures, and catalyst regeneration. In addition, operators should be able to recognize abnormal operating conditions when they occur and know how to react in order to correct them.

Treating and Sulfur Recovery Operations – ROTRO00CEN

Crude oil contains valuable and desirable hydrocarbon molecules. In addition, however, raw crude and distilled fractions contain impurities. If these impurities are not removed or converted, they can interfere with the processing of hydrocarbons and degrade product quality. Different methods can be used to remove impurities or to convert them into less objectionable forms.

The type and amount of impurities in raw crude and distilled fractions may vary, depending on several factors, including the origins of the crude and the boiling ranges of the fractions. Among the impurities that may appear in crude and its fractions are water, salts, carbon dioxide, organic acids, and sulphur compounds. This training unit covers some treating processes that are used to remove or convert sulphur compounds.

WORKSAFE – INTEGRATED SAFE SYSTEM OF WORK (ISSoW)

A highly intuitive work control system. Available as both paper based and electronic, WorkSafe can be easily deployed on our client installations.  It is a best practice ‘out of the box’ solution, based on over 20 years of safe system of work consultancy projects with operators throughout the world.

WorkSafe was created in Microsoft’s .NET Framework in such a way that it can be configured for each client without affecting the core application.  The concept of the design of WorkSafe was deliberately aimed at making it intuitive and easy for users to understand. They can quickly assimilate the key points with basic training and use the system within a few hours.

WorkSafe is made up of five elements which can be tailored to suit individual company requirements.

  • Safe Management of Work
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Permit to Work
  • LOTO – Management of Isolations
  • Subsystems
Who is WorkSafe for?

WorkSafe supports organizations whose operations feature potentially hazardous work activities – from oil & gas exploration and production installations to refineries, chemical processing plants and power generation plants.

Key users are typically:

  • Facility Managers – responsible for the overall safety of the operations and maintenance work.
  • Area Authorities – responsible for operational safety and maintenance work at a specific part of the facility.
  • Issuing Authorities – responsible for the issuing of Permits to Work for maintenance work.
  • Performing Authorities – responsible for carrying out maintenance work.
  • Isolating Authorities – responsible for isolation of energy sources and system inventory for carrying out maintenance work.

Other than System Administrators, users don’t need to possess WorkSafe expertise. The system has a simple interface, with on-screen support informing users what their options are at any point in the process. Only relevant options are presented.

The system is quick, so no time is lost waiting for approvals, system updates, refreshes, printing and other ancillary supports.

Multi-language Workforces

WorkSafe allows users to switch between languages by simply clicking on the relevant country flag. Printed outputs such as risk assessments, permits and certificates can be produced in any of the available languages.

Visibility and Planning of Work Safely

Upcoming and active work is visible to everyone at all times to avoid potentially conflicting work. WorkSafe has a graphical planner, sometimes referred to as a ‘dashboard’ which allows anyone with access to the system to view where work is being carried out simply by checking the icons on the facility map.

Worksafe Structure

Documentation and software

WorkSafe software is Microsoft ™ compliant, built using the latest .NET standards. It is highly flexible, allowing users to make changes to the system, individual processes and form layouts. WorkSafe modules reduce ‘form filling’ bureaucracy, aid the thought process and increase control of work. There are five procedures and three specific work control modules within the base WorkSafe system. These can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Safe Management of Work

This procedure describes how the WorkSafe ISSoW elements are together used to manage work. It defines all the relevant terms and the key roles and responsibilities within the system.

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA)

HIRA is both a procedure and a software module. The procedure describes how risk is assessed and how a HIRA output can be used to control low hazard work reducing the number of permits.Hazards and precautions are selected from the WorkSafe database or typed in ‘free form’. You then use your own risk matrix to assess initial and residual risk.  The HIRA process identifies where a permit to work or a certificate is required, assisting with work categorisation.

Permit to Work (PTW)

Permit to Work is both a procedure and a software module. The PTW procedure describes how hazardous work is controlled.

Management of Isolations – Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)

Management of Isolations is both a procedure and a software module. The LOTO procedure describes how electrical energy and piping system pressure and contents are isolated. The software module reduces label writing bureaucracy and increases control of the isolation, partial and final de-isolation of plant.

Sub-systems

The Permit to Work procedure is supplemented by a number of sub-system procedures specific to the hazardous activities carried out on the facility. These will typically include: confined space entry; excavation; diving; etc. Sub-system procedures use certificates to specify additional hazards and precautions as well as additional authorisations. Certificates can be either paper-based or added as semi-automated processes within the Permit to Work software module.

Configurable and Flexible

All of the WorkSafe procedures can be configured to suit your corporate requirements or specific facility requirements as a single ISSoW. Alternatively, one or more of the WorkSafe procedures can be configured to be used with your existing corporate or your existing specific facility procedures.

WorkSafe can be configured and implemented as a fully electronic ISSoW solution or as a combination of electronic and paper-based systems.

Features of Worksafe

  • Highly configurable – whilst retaining core best practice
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment module
  • Permit to Work module
  • Isolations Control module with inbuilt Hazard Factor Analysis calculator
  • Electronic authorisations to manage approvals
  • Graphical Planner showing planned, current and overdue jobs
  • Conflict Manager to help avoid conflicting simultaneous operations
  • Different language user interfaces that can be toggled between at any time
  • Integrates with isolation label printer
  • Built using Microsoft .NET technology
  • End user training and coaching and super user training provided
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Available modularly or as a fully integrated system

Benefits of Worksafe

  • A standardized process across all operating assets
  • Improves efficiency by eliminating unnecessary and time consuming paperwork
  • Safety improvements via an effective work execution process with inbuilt rigour
  • Typical return on investment of less than a year
  • Best practice ‘out of the box’ solution or configurable to your requirements
  • User friendly and intuitive
  • Improved communication through the promotion of learning and sharing of information
  • User training in less than a day at all levels of authority
  • Options in terms of facilities, areas, locations, equipment and isolation points

ISOLATION TAGS and TOGS

The range of high-visibility isolation Tags and TOGs are available for use in conjunction with WorkSafe or other paper-based or electronic safe systems of work.

The innovative TOG grip secures the isolation tag unlike any other solution, gripping the tag very firmly using a large surface area with no sharp corners that could stress the isolation tag and lead to failure. This provides a safer and more reliable means of securing a tag, compared to the alternative of threading string through the tag itself, which creates a weakness that will eventually fail due to prolonged exposure to the elements.

The TOG can be used with any isolation tag and works perfectly when used with WorkSafe.

The WorkSafe Isolation Tags are made from special materials that ensure the TOG’s ‘jaws’ – which require little effort to close – hold firmly in place.

The TOG can be attached to the point of isolation by a number of secure methods such as a security seal, tie wrap or padlock.

Benefits of Isolation Tags and TOGS

  • Simple, fast and effective method of gripping your isolation tag to secure it to the isolation point
  • Replaces the tedious ‘threading a needle’ process
  • Certified, tried and tested from -30°C to 100°C, proven to hold fast in the most extreme situations
  • Strong enough to resist a pulling force of 100kg
  • Reusable time after time
  • Resists chemicals, UV, oxidisation, fracture, discolouration and general wear and tear