As the North Sea oil and gas sector faces its most significant downturn in decades, one Aberdeen based service company is setting its sights on bucking the trend and growing the global arm of its business.
Health and safety training supremo Survivex has focussed on the attainment of internationally recognised course accreditations throughout 2015. Following recent awards from NEBOSH and the American Petroleum Institute (API), the organisation now announces a plethora of new approvals from the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).
Commenting, Survivex CEO Andrew Green said, “Our focus throughout this year has been about improving and expanding our course offering for our international clients. Whilst our internal courses have been developed by our team of technical experts and take into account legislation and industry best practice, the importance of accreditations cannot be underestimated. International awarding bodies such as the IADC, API and NEBOSH go a long way to demonstrating the quality of training that will be received by clients choosing Survivex as their preferred provider.”
The IADC is a leader in developing standards for industry training. Through its Drilling Industry Training Accreditation Scheme (DIT) it aims to regulate courses delivered by different providers, to ensure course objectives are met and that suitably qualified and experienced individuals deliver that training.
Twelve internally developed Survivex courses now carry the IADC DIT stamp of approval. These include Fire Extinguisher Training, Forklift Truck Operator, COSHH, PUWER, Offshore Crane Operator and Rigging & Lifting amongst other oil and gas courses.
The journey to accreditation includes an audit of the training provider’s management systems procedures by a Technical Review Panel as well as the examination of course contents.
Green continues, “The Survivex brand is quality assured and industry accredited, as is demonstrated by the array of approvals held from accrediting bodies. In an increasingly competitive sector it’s essential to stand apart from the crowd as well as to clearly convey to our clients that we offer a level of training that is recognised across international markets.”