OPITO has recently accredited Shenzhen Safeway Technology Service (SSTC) in China.
SSTC has been initially approved to deliver the authorized gas tester Level 1 through 3 training and expects to conduct additional OPITO-approved courses in the future.
Group CEO David Doig said: “There are currently no mandatory requirements for oil and gas personnel in China to be trained to OPITO standards. However, there has been an increasing awareness of their value in ensuring the competency of the offshore workforce and dramatically improving safety levels.
“OPITO exists purely to improve the safety of the oil and gas workforce and to ensure that people return home safe at the end of the day. As oil and gas activity increases in China, this accreditation marks another move forward for OPITO in the drive towards common safety standards in the industry around the world.”
SSTC delivers training to the oil & gas, nuclear, chemical, transportation, engineering construction and manufacturing industries.
Richard Guangfu Feng, managing director of SSTC said: “Gaining OPITO approval is a significant achievement that further demonstrates our commitment to delivering health and safety training across China. It also supports our ongoing efforts to help the global energy industry create a safe and skilled workforce, now and for years to come.”