Maintaining North Sea safety standards


Offshore safety

The North Sea has long been considered a pioneer of offshore safety and sets a standard that other regions strive to emulate. Safety training requirements and the ongoing commitment to competency undoubtedly play a key role in ensuring that safety statistics are kept at a record low.

One company committed to ensuring that health and safety within the sector is maintained is global training provider Survivex. Based in Aberdeen, the heart of the North Sea oil and gas industry, Survivex has grown its portfolio of safety training courses in recent months. Accreditation from OPITO to deliver Offshore Safety Representatives Training and the development of a WHY Analysis course are the latest in a long line of new courses being announced by the training company.

Aimed at safety representatives who have been elected under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations – SI 1989/971, the OPITO course covers a breadth of topics including current legislation, hazard identification and risk assessment, as well as the role of the safety representative and workplace inspections and audits. Responsibilities include investigating potential hazards, dangerous occurrences and accidents and this course aims to equip these individuals with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil the function appropriately.

CEO Andrew Green explains:

“At Survivex we’re committed to keeping the offshore workforce safe. We do this by providing the best training, delivered through a mix of industry accredited and internally developed courses.

“Extending our suite of approved training is a focus of the company this year so we’re delighted to have received this new approval from OPITO. Survivex is already the most accredited single site training provider in the world, and this recent certificate adds to our already extensive collection.

“However, it’s not just about getting accreditations. We’re equally committed to delivering to our client’s requirements, whether that’s by developing bespoke courses or training our instructors to deliver pre-existing courses such as Why Analysis Training. The important thing is that Survivex continues to develop our portfolio to cover all aspects of safety training for both onshore and offshore requirements”.

This announcement follows recent coverage of accreditations received from OPITO, IADC, API and NEBOSH to name but a few. Mr Green concludes, “Survivex has been making waves since entering the industry back in 2011. The approvals received this year really consolidate our position as a leading training provider for the energy industry, capable of delivering a wide range of courses as required across global markets, from one world class training facility”.

Adapted from a press release by Louise Mulhall

Published on 17/09/2015


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