Are we preventing incidents or reacting to them? In the ongoing battle for reducing stuck pipe events, a shift in focus is needed.
With over thirty years of experience in supplying specialist training to the oil and gas industry, Aberdeen Drilling School has become accustomed to the changing needs of its clients. Training objectives move with the times, as should the training, but the requests for “stuck pipe prevention training including fishing techniques” remain a constant.
Statistics backed by conversations with our clients indicate that stuck pipe is by far the greatest cause of lost time during drilling operations. Feedback from Operators suggests that the right type of training, focusing on the causes of stuck pipe and the importance communication can significantly reduce the incidence. Industry professionals will agree that addressing the root cause of a problem is an effective long-term strategy for success. If we know this to be true, why then is the incidence of stuck pipe on the rise?Continue reading “Stuck Pipe Prevention Training in Focus”
Dräger Indonesia, the world’s best known manufacturer and supplier of safety equipment since 1889 and Samson Tiara, internationally recognized as one of the world’s best safety training providers, have started a collaboration via Samson Tiara Dwitama to create a new safety offering for Indonesian Industries.
Aberdeen, UK and Jakarta, Indonesia – September 4, 2018
Aberdeen Drilling School, a global leader in technical skills training for the oil & gas industry and Samson Tiara, Indonesia’s leading oil & gas safety training provider, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver a range of Aberdeen Drilling School’s specialist courses to Indonesia’s ever expanding oil & gas industry.
The training solutions provided by Aberdeen Drilling School and its global branches, trading as Aberdeen Drilling International, are recognised worldwide for their exceptional quality. Specialist courses include Stuck Pipe Prevention, High Pressure High Temperature Drilling Operations, Well Engineering for Onshore, Offshore and Deepwater Operations, as well as certified IADC and IWCF Well Control training. These courses will further support Samson Tiara in their commitment to improving the safety of the oil & gas industry in Asia’s third largest oil producing nation.
The management and staff of Samson Tiara would like to congratulate our colleague Ayu Maulida Sari, S.E., M.H. for being invited to attend the 2018 International Conference on ASEAN Law hosted by the Chang Mai University Faculty of Law in Thailand.
In another first for Indonesia, on Friday 29th September 2017, Samson Tiara, in conjunction with Wild Geese Group from Malaysia, received OPITO approval to deliver the Control Room Operator (CRO) Emergency Response Assessment course.
With this approval, Samson Tiara and Wild Geese Group become the first in the world to offer the full suite of OPITO Emergency Management Training and Assessment programs for Industry which include:
The world in which we live is becoming an increasingly noisy one, particularly in developing countries where rapid population growth and heavy industrialisation is leading to an increase in daily noise levels. This increase in noise levels may seem to some as just an accepted part of life, but unfortunately these increases, particularly in the average working environment, can lead to lasting health issues.
According to the HCN (1999) and as cited by the WHO (2004), high levels of noise can have a number of impact on the health and general wellbeing of individuals with annoyance, hypertension and hearing loss being the effects most studied.
This article will focus primarily on hearing loss as caused by long term exposure to noise in the workplace, the impacts that hearing loss can have on daily life and the measures and equipment that can be employed to minimise its occurrence. Continue reading “The Importance of Hearing Protection”
Improper lifting techniques are a common cause of back pain and back injuries. Once injured, recovery tends to be a long and often expensive process. According to Injury Facts 2015, back injuries accounted for 177,580 of the 905,690 injuries reported in the private sector, with over exertion and cumulative trauma being the biggest factors leading to injury. 20% of all work injuries in warehouses involve problems with the back even though the proper techniques are always clearly instructed.
It is important to remember that a lifting injury can happen at any time, not just at work but also at school, home, or even in public spaces. So please remember to look for any potential hazards when lifting. Asses the weight of the object, test the load by pushing on it lightly with your hands or feet. How easy it moves tells you how heavy it is, so you could decide to lift it manually or with some form of lifting aid. Do not try to carry a big load alone; always ask for help.
Here are some quick tips on how to do manual lifting safely:
On Friday May 5th 2017, PT Samson Tiara, in conjunction with Wild Geese Group, became the second training centre in the world to receive OPITO certification to teach the Plant Manager / Incident Commander Initial Response training course.
Similar to the MEM-IR course for offshore operations, The OPITO PMIC-IR course is aimed at chemical plants, refineries, terminals, bulk storage, production and processing plants.
Working at height can be dangerous or, in the worst case, even deadly. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers who are six feet or more above the ground are at high risk for serious injury or death if they fall. Based on a WHO Report in 2016, falls from height are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury & deaths worldwide. The study highlighted that approximately 20% of fall related injuries among construction workers involved a ladder and half of those accidents were due to people carrying items as they climbed.
Many people may not consider ladder safety to be a major issue, but the statistics clearly show that anyone working with a latter should consider the important safety aspects that may save them from injury or death. Ladders come in variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. There are portable wood ladders and metal ladders, also platform ladders, Trestle ladders, and many more. Each type of ladder has its own strengths and weaknesses and thus each may have different risk assessments and safety guidance. However, the most important thing to understand about working with a ladder is when you can use it; which is where the work is light and short, entailing no more than 30 minutes in one position. Continue reading “7 Tips for Working Safely With Ladders”
Samson Tiara would like to congratulate our training partners, Wild Geese Group, on their successful approval for the new OPITO Plant Manager Incident Commander Initial Response course. The successful audit between 20th and 22nd of March this year makes Wild Geese Group the first in the world to obtain approval for this course.
This new PMIC training standard provides underpinning knowledge and understanding of the key factors of preparing for, responding to and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation. The delegates will learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm has been raised, to the point when the Plant Manager is assured that the emergency is over. Delegates will also understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performances during emergencies.
Samson Tiara will be seeking approval for this course in the coming months and we looking forward to offering this course in the very near future.