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Further Information - Control of Work Awareness Level Training


Course goal: This Control of Work Awareness Level Training course is designed to inform and train people to achieve a much higher level of understanding of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities within SSOW. It aims to ensure that all members of the global Oil and Gas workforce have a consistent and common understanding and approach to Control of Work to enable it to be consistently applied across the Industry.

Target Audience: Work Party Members


Section 1: Course Overview

Section 2: Introduction to Safe Systems of Work (SSOW)

Section 3: Case Studies

Section 4: Work Control Certificates and Supporting Documentations

Section 5: SSOW Roles and Responsibilities

Section 6: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Section 7: Communication

Section 8: SSOW User

Section 9: Course Summary

Learning Objectives

Section 1: Introduction to Control of work

• State the purpose of a permit-to-work system

• Explain the principles of work control, and how work is controlled within typical permit-to-work systems

• Identify the main types of control of work documents (hot work, isolation certificates etc.) and explain their purpose and why they are cross-referenced to each other

• Identify the main roles within a typical permit-to-work system and the function of each role

Section 2: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

• Define common risk assessment terminology

• Identify common ways of grouping oil and gas industry workplace hazards

• Give examples of work-related hazards and explain the associated risk element

• Explain the purpose of a task risk assessment

• Identify and explain the main steps of a typical task risk assessment process

• Identify and explain typical controls that would be put in place to eliminate or reduce such risks

Section 3: Controlling Work Activities

• Identify and explain typical steps in planning and preparing for the work activity/activities

• Explain the requirement to communicate effectively with everyone involved at the worksite (team briefings, toolbox talks etc)

• Explain why regular worksite visits and inspections are important

• Explain how unplanned changes to the work plan and changes to the workplace conditions can affect worksite safety; the PA’s responsibility to respond appropriately to the changes

Section 4: Handover, Work Suspension and Completion

• Explain the requirement for effective handovers

• Identify typical reasons for suspending work

• Identify typical steps in suspension of work

• Explain typical work completion requirements

• Explain how lessons learned from work activities should be captured and recorded

• Explain how waste from work activities can be managed according to local site rules


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones