People Factor Consultants (PFC), specialists in both technical and non-technical workplace safety and performance, has added an industry-first training program to its portfolio.
The course, aimed at drilling rig electricians, has been developed in conjunction with a leading offshore drilling services provider and recognizes that until now, industry-standard training for the role has not existed. Whilst drilling rig electricians will have typically developed the necessary knowledge and skills through in-house training, this new four-day course aims to standardize and refresh their capabilities, further enhancing the skills and competence of personnel.
“Without regular updates to skills learned either from colleagues or from previous training, there is a very real risk of complacency when it comes to carrying out electrical activities in the workplace,” said Brian Crichton, PFC technical director on explaining the industry relevance of the new course. “The Drilling Rig Electricians’ course places a strong emphasis upon the non-technical knowledge and skills required to mitigate that risk.”
PFC says that their courses represent a unique offering in the industry as the firm utilizes its exclusive, in-house designed high fidelity power distribution simulator throughout the company’s technical course portfolio.
“Using simulator-based practical exercises, this course is highly interactive and focuses in on the human factors – i.e. the non-technical skills - that complement the technical training to provide a highly competent workforce,” said Crichton.
As suppliers to a substantial number of oil and gas companies and government bodies, PFC offers a portfolio of 16 technical and non-technical training courses, many of which are City and Guilds-accredited, as well as providing tailored training and consultancy services to high hazard industries on a worldwide basis.
Image: Brian Crichton, PFC technical director/People Factor Consultants