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NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety

Course Overview

‘The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety delivers essential tools to the oil and gas industry by creating an HSE competent workforce which in turn strengthens health and safety management.’

 


Who should take this Course?

People from all around the world who work in Oil and Gas and the connected industries. Oil and Gas is a hazardous industry. Managers, supervisors, offshore and onshore workers need specialist skills and know-how to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities. Students should already have an underpinning knowledge of safety issues and may already have studied one of NEBOSH’s qualifications.


What will I gain from this Qualification?

Knowledge– Whether health and safety is your main responsibility, or just a part of what you do, the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety will give you vital understanding to help you perform better in your role.

Enjoyment– You'll enjoy taking the NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety. You'll discover techniques that are useful and practical in your industry, not just theoretical.

Recognition – The NEBOSH name is a mark of excellence in the field of health and safety throughout the world. It's what employers ask for.

Career prospects– Health and safety is vital in Oil and Gas. It's now a key skill for anyone working in the industry. Holding a NEBOSH qualification can help you stand out and bring you success and advancement.


What will my employer gain from this Course?

A safer workplace – The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety is all about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.

Assurance– An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to health and safety. The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.

Return on investment– An employee with a NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety has practical knowledge that brings real value, wherever they operate.


What will my employer gain from this Course?

The qualification focuses on hydrocarbon process safety, so that candidates can effectively discharge workplace health and safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore throughout the world. It also highlights the importance of process safety management.

Topics include:

  • Hazards inherent in the extraction, storage and processing of raw materials and products
  • Hydrocarbon process safety
  • Fire protection and emergency response
  • Logistics and transport operations

Certification

Delegates are awarded the Certificate on successful completion of two 2-hour written papers


Course Content & Scope

Element 1: Health, safety and environmental management in context

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of and procedures for investigating incidents and how the lessons learnt can be used to improve health and safety in the oil and gas industries
  • Explain the hazards inherent in oil and gas arising from the extraction, storage, and processing of raw materials and products
  • Outline the risk management techniques used in the oil and gas industries:
  • Explain the purpose and content of safety cases and safety reports in the oil and gas industries

Element 2: Hydrocarbon process safety 1

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of assessing and managing contractors, including the roles of parties involved
  • Outline the tools, standards, measurement, competency requirements and controls applicable to Process Safety Management (PSM) in the oil and gas industries
  • Explain the role and purpose of a permit-to-work system
  • Explain the key principles of safe shift handover
  • Explain the importance of safe plant operation and maintenance of hydrocarbon containing equipment and processes
  • Outline the hazards, risks and controls to ensure safe start up and shut down of hydrocarbon containing equipment and processes Recommended tuition time not less than 8 hours

Element 3: Hydrocarbon process safety 2

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Outline types of failure modes that may lead to loss of containment from hydrocarbon
  • Outline types of failures that may lead to loss of containment from hydrocarbon
  • Outline the controls available to maintain safety critical equipment
  • Outline the hazards, risks and controls available for safe containment of hydrocarbons offshore and onshore Outline the fire hazards, risks and controls relating to hydrocarbons
  • Outline the hazards, risks and controls available for operating boilers and furnaces Recommended tuition time not less than 8 hours

Element 4: Fire protection and emergency response

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Outline appropriate control measures to minimize the effects of fire and explosion in the oil and gas industries
  • Outline the principles, procedures and resources for effective emergency response.

Element 5: Logistics and Transport Operations

On completion of this element, candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding of the content through the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations. In particular they should be able to:

  • Identify the main hazards of and suitable controls for marine transport in the oil and gas industries
  • Identify the main hazards of and suitable controls for land transport in the oil and gas industries