Half the North Sea offshore workforce has downloaded a mobile app designed to give North Sea offshore workforce access to their training and certification records anywhere at any time. In its first year, the OPITO TRAIN-R app has been used by over 11,500 workers since its introduction September 2014.
Around 76% of the UK offshore workforce is employed on a contracting basis, forcing workers to rely upon notifications from employers and paper-based training records to track their training records and renew them on time.
TRAIN-R was developed in line with the growing demand for remote and flexible tracking and planning of training certifications in the offshore workforce. The app, which is available on both Apple and Android devices, allows users access to the secure database which in turn provides them with information on their personal OPITO training records through the Vantage system.
TRAIN-R also provides a list of vital OPITO approved training providers’ contacts, enabling quick and efficient selection of training vendor.