Aberdeen-based process safety firm, Salus Technical, has secured a significant training course contract from oil and gas exploration and production company, Serica Energy.  Salus will share the recently launched online process safety course with Serica Energy’s UK workforce, with 250 delegates signed up to complete the course.

A small group from Serica Energy completed a successful trial of the ‘Process Safety Awareness’ course before committing to the on-demand training which is accessible over a three-year period.

Integrity and Process Safety Manager at Serica Energy, Andrew Sekulin said, “Serica Energy is committed to continuous improvement of safety performance, which is why we have chosen to roll this out throughout the organisation.  The content allows us to set the standard for process safety and make sure that everyone understands their role in major accident prevention, whether they work in HR, accounting, engineering or in frontline operations.  Our employees can access it in the office, offshore or while working from home, and the short bite-sized format works really well for us.”

Founder and Managing Director of Salus Technical, David Jamieson said, “I am delighted that Serica Energy have signed-up and I have been blown away by the positive feedback I have received on the course to date.  We have several UK offshore operators undergoing trials of the course at present so I am hopeful that the content will resonate those organisations, as it did with Serica Energy.”

The Process Safety Awareness Course launched in September last year to address a backlog of safety training requirements from energy industry professionals following the COVID-19 pandemic.

David continued, “The beauty of the course is that although it is targeted at those working in high-hazard industries, it is designed for non-safety professionals, so personnel in a range of disciplines can benefit from it.  Serica Energy obviously saw this benefit, as they have opened up the learning opportunity to each and every member of staff.

“I truly believe that everyone understanding the basics of process safety is the most effective way of preventing major accidents, but we appreciate that rolling out training and initiatives to the whole workforce can be difficult, so we have removed as many barriers as we can.

“Those who have already trialled the course have fed back to me that they found it interesting and easy to understand, which is what we were aiming for.  Each video is only 3-5 minutes long to ensure delegates stay engaged for short bursts, and there’s the added benefit that it can be completed at your own pace.”

The Process Safety Awareness course is aligned to Process Safety frameworks and leadership principles from accredited institutions including the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Offshore Energies UK (OEUK). Salus Technical plan to build further courses in 2023, with the overall objective of making hazardous environments safer workplaces.  To find out more visit: www.processsafetytraining.com.

Salus Technical is a process safety software and consultancy firm which works with customers around the world to help them understand and manage the risks of major accidents. The business offers three complementary services: process safety engineering support, a range of tailored and on-demand training courses, and two software packages – Bowtie Master and Task Analysis – with another in development.

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