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Oilennium successfully completes range of customised training programmes for seajacks

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012

Oilennium Ltd, a leading provider of technical and Health and Safety training programmes to the international oil and gas industry, announced that it has successfully completed a series of customised eLearning training programmes for Seajacks, the Great Yarmouth-based operator of purpose-built, self-propelled jack-up vessels for the global oil and gas and wind energy industries.

Enhancing Health and Safety Awareness

Initially, Seajacks contacted Oilennium in search of a way to provide effective, cost-effective training for its employees.  The first requirement was to work with Seajacks to enhance the company’s Health and Safety training programme. The primary objective was to revitalise its existing programme by offering a more dynamic, interactive training experience. To achieve this, Oilennium provided Seajacks with access to a wide range of Health and Safety courses through its Learning Management System (LMS), an online user-friendly system that features interactive training tools to maximise retention.

These courses, which are currently being taken by 150 employees around the world, provide training in confined space entry, task-based risk assessment, COSHH, manual handling, lifting operations, and noise awareness

Working in close consultation with Seajacks, Oilennium produced bespoke programmes that feature lively animations and meaningful graphics that provide delegates with a clearer, more immediate understanding of the subject matter by showing them what to do and why.  Delegates demonstrate what they’ve learned through a series of knowledge checks taken throughout the courses, and a final exam that produces a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Vessel Induction Programmes Increase Productivity Onboard

“The Health and Safety courses, with colourful animations and interactivity, proved to be so popular and effective, we decided to bring Oilennium in to revitalise our Vessel Induction video for the harsh environment installation vessel Seajacks Kraken,” said Max Paterson, Sales and Marketing Manager for Seajacks.  “Their work on the Kraken vessel video was so impressive, we decided to have Oilennium develop bespoke videos for two more vessels: the Seajacks Leviathan and the Seajacks Zaratan. Since we began training our employees via the new safety training and vessel induction programmes, there has been a marked improvement in employee appreciation of safety, and of the unique characteristics of each vessel. When an employee arrives to work on a vessel for the first time, the learning curve is much lower, which means that they can get to the tasks at hand much more rapidly,” he added.

Every new Seajacks employee undertakes the full range of Health and Safety training and Vessel Induction.  Employees use the LMS to access modules, which are available through the Oilennium website. Courses are available to all Seajacks staff, whether they are at one of the company’s locations in England and Bermuda or working offshore on one of its vessels.

“Developing a culture that is vigilant and truly dedicated to best practices in HSE requires hard work, dedication and sheer persistence,” said Kevin Keable, Managing Director of Oilennium. “For our part, we are pleased to have helped Seajacks by drawing upon our creativity and experience to produce engaging, cost-effective ways to train their people.  It was a pleasure working with them, and we look forward to joining forces in the future,” he added.

About Oilennium Ltd

Founded in 2000, Oilennium Ltd provides bespoke blended learning systems for companies operating in the international energy sector. Learning programs are available on the oil and gas industry, risk management, human resources software, drilling, pipelines, process, safety and equipment operations manuals, among a host of others.

Since 2004, more than 1,000 people have participated in classroom sessions and 75,000 around the world have access to Oilennium’s eLearning programs which are available in up to 17 different languages.

Oilennium provides a broad range of learning programs to corporate clients, including BP, Hydratight, Seajacks, Weatherford, Perenco, Halliburton, AMEC SES and the ECITB.  Training sessions have been delivered in Russia, Thailand, Syria, Mexico, Singapore, Houston, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Dubai.

About Seajacks

Seajacks is a leading owner and operator of purpose-built, self-propelled jack-up vessels. With a track record of over 200 wind turbine installations, Seajacks vessels provide an effective solution for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines and foundations.

While in the offshore oil and gas sector, the vessels have brought a new dimension to maintenance, modification, construction and decommissioning of wells and platforms in the North Sea.

Seajacks vessels are designed specifically for year-round operation in harsh environments, and are in full compliance with UK, Dutch and Danish operating regulations. Seajacks vessels have Safety Cases that have been accepted by the UK Health and Safety Executive.  The self-propelled vessels are suitable for installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines, and are also able to perform maintenance work on offshore oil and gas platforms.

Source: Oilennium Ltd

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