Due to the current COVID-19 situation, OPITO has altered the required processes to gain accreditation. You no longer have to attend an invigilation centre to complete this course, but must prove identity where required.
If you are purchasing this course for yourself, please send a ""Selfie"" of your full face to prove your identity including your personal ID within this to firstname.lastname@example.org This must be provided before, or on the same day of completion to gain your approved certificate.
Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals who work offshore, in any role, anywhere in the world.
Is previous experience required?
The course is designed for existing workers in the oil and gas industry. Completion of this course awards an IMIST certificate valid for four years, after which you will need to sit the course again to refresh your knowledge and earn a new certificate.
How will the course benefit me?
The offshore working environment is home to many hazards, which means that it is vital for everyone who goes offshore to have the same baseline level of safety knowledge. This course has been created with OPITO to set a global safety standard by applying a consistent level of safety awareness across nine safety critical areas and is applicable .
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay safe in your day-to-day activities offshore. It will also outline some of the systems and procedures in place to manage everyday operations offshore.
How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring that your safety knowledge is at or above the baseline level, your company can rest assured that you are able to work offshore safety and in compliance with regulations and company procedures. Increased safety knowledge helps to prevent incidents and makes your working environment a safer place.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is written based on the OPITO standard International Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard (IMIST) (5312). As a global standard, the course is not written to meet any specific regional legislation but references industry best practices and standard operating procedures throughout.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 100%.
The course starts with an optional pre-assessment that checks your existing knowledge of the course topics. The course will restructure so that it only contains the content needed to address the gaps in your knowledge.
• Identify major hazards that could occur in the oil and gas industry
• Recognise daily hazards associated with living and working in the Oil and Gas Industry
• Recall the legislative framework surrounding the Oil and Gas Industry
• Recognise the safety practices that have arisen with common regulations
• Comprehend the significance of a Safety Case and personnel’s access to it.
• Identify the function and Health and Safety associations of the Safety Case
• Identify the role of safety committees, safety meetings and safety representatives in the oil and gas industry
• Define the purpose of Personal Responsibility for Safety
• Explain what the requirements for a Permit to Work System
• Define what a Toolbox/Tailgate talk is and why it is important
• Explain the function of a Safety Observation System and how to carry out an intervention
• Illustrate how personal actions might influence safety
• Explain the responsibilities of personnel
• Define the key risk assessment terminology
• Describe the procedures associated with the risk assessment process
• Describe the procedures for identifying risk control measures
• Explain how to assign controls that are needed to reduce the initial risks to an acceptable level
• Describe the dynamic risk assessment process
• Understand the objectives of a Permit to Work system
• Describe the steps for work planning and work tasks
• Describe how to use a Permit to Work system and how to reinstate permits
• Understand the Permit to Work system
• List the personal responsibilities within the permit to Work system
• Define the concept of asset integrity
• Identify the key divisions of asset integrity
• Explain why some items and systems are safety critical
• Identify employer responsibilities
• Identify employee responsibilities
• Identify the source of manual handling hazards in the oil and gas industry
• Describe the main types of manual handling injuries that might be sustained
• Identify the key factors that contribute to manual handling incidents and injuries
• Explain the use of a manual handling hierarchy
• List the ways ergonomics can reduce the likelihood of an accident
• Define how to adopt correct positions for manual handling
• Define best practice in team operations
• State when to use mechanical aids
• Recognise the regulations and guidelines associated with chemical hazards in the Oil and Gas Industry
• Recall the sources of Oil and Gas Industry chemical hazards
• Indicate how personnel may come into contact with hazardous chemicals and the effects of exposure and identify internationally recognised symbols
• Recall employer and employee duties regarding regulations for hazardous substances
• Identify the controls and responsibilities under the control of hazardous substances
• Classify the labels used on hazardous substances and recognise their use on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) or similar
• Identify the hazardous substances labels and what they may mean in relation to working with them
• Select the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job in hand
• Define working at height
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