Training provider Wild Geese Group has become the first company to complete OPITO-approved plant manager and incident commander initial response training and assessment for downstream oil and gas workers.
Part of the regulatory body’s Onshore Petroleum Processing and Refining Facilities Standards launched in November, the training is based on the demanding criteria already in use for offshore workers.
WGG, which is based in Malaysia, recently finished a course designed for the Nusapetro Sdn. Bhd. onshore plant.
The course is aimed at control room operators, plant managers, incident commanders and fire/emergency response team leaders.
OPITO interim chief executive John McDonald said: “This is a great success story of a training provider responding to the needs of the operators in its region, getting itself into a strong position to be able to deliver OPITO’s standards, and further ensure the safety of those working in the onshore downstream sector.
“OPITO’s onshore emergency response framework provides clarity to employers around what is expected from them when operating across borders and in partnership with other organisations. Plus, it gives personnel the confidence that their co-workers are trained to the same level as they are, should an incident occur.”