Free online training to cut human error in oil and gas incidents
A new training initiative to help prevent oil and gas incidents by focusing on human behaviours has been launched by the International Well Control Forum (IWCF), the independent, not-for-profit organisation which sets international training standards for well control.
Research findings for the creation of the Well Operations Crew Resource Management (WOCRM) awareness course show that better understanding of leadership, situational awareness and decision making can reduce the impact of human factors on major well incidents.
The free course gives well operations crews an opportunity to boost their knowledge of non-technical skills, including communication and teamwork, using a single, internationally available, resource.
Course participants will also learn how to look out for warning signs of stress and fatigue in themselves and colleagues, which can affect performance in potentially dangerous work environments. Antony Quin, chief executive officer at IWCF, said: “Major incidents make everyone in the industry sit up and take notice. The launch of this free awareness training means well control crews working anywhere in the world will have consistent, expert guided knowledge. We are urging widespread uptake through our network of training centres and look forward to feedback.”
Well operations crews can access the free course online and complete the modules in their own time. Candidates with questions about the course can visit www.iwcf.org/programmes/wocrm>
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