Optimus Seventh Generation, an Aberdeen headquartered behavioural change consultancy, announces 2014 as record breaking training year, including successful completion of a new programme for one of the world's top petrochemical companies.
In 2014, 5300 delegates, across 15 projects in 13 countries attended an Optimus Seventh Generation training workshop, resulting in a growing demand for the company’s products and services from a range of industries.
The company also launched and completed the first of its new Induction Plus™ programmes, successfully rolling out the training for SABIC UK Petrochemicals, a world leader in the Petrochemical industry.
Optimus Seventh Generation Chief Executive, Derek Smith said: “2014 saw the company achieve several key objectives, including our Coaching for High Performance programme receiving Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) endorsement.
“Our training programmes saw an increase of 76% on the previous year, with 98% of attendees recommending the training, a result we’re delighted with, as it is a testament to the dedication and passion of the Optimus Seventh Generation team. In addition, we’re pleased that our new cost effective offering, Induction Plus™, has successfully been brought into the marketplace.”
Induction Plus™ is a four hour informative and motivational induction aimed at projects experiencing a large influx of new, often subcontracted, labour during construction projects or shutdowns.
Mr Smith continued: “The induction combines the information required to comply with the company’s safety rules, alongside a motivational element to ensure delegates leave with an awareness of the hazards specific to the asset or project. Those involved also obtain a heightened level of risk perception as well as the clearly stated expectations of the leadership team, enabling them to actively influence their own and their team's personal safety during the project.”
Yvonne Storey, UK Turnaround Group Manager at SABIC UK Petrochemicals said: “The feedback from the contract teams has been very positive. People enjoyed the sessions and, in some cases, this new and inclusive approach helped them to realise the personal importance to them and their work colleagues. This is a model that we will be adopting, and further enhancing, for the future.”
Mr Smith continued: “We’re delighted with the positive feedback from SABIC focussing on our latest product launch. We have an exciting year ahead, working on new products that will centre on the behaviours and decisions making required to defend against major accident hazards. We feel it is important to move ahead with new innovations, focus on meeting changing client needs during a challenging period for the oil and gas industry.”
Since its formation in 2003, Optimus Seventh Generation has built a diverse portfolio of global customers, focusing on high hazard industries both within the UK and internationally, with offices in Aberdeen, Rio de Janeiro and Perth Australia.
Adapted from a press release by David Bizley