Posted on October 24, 2013
OPITO IMIST Online strengthens its position in Ghana with the appointment of Oilfield Training Centre as the new IMIST Affiliate Partner.
The IMIST Affiliate Programme is an exclusive partnership between Atlas and selected IMIST Invigilation Centres worldwide. The IMIST Affiliate Partner initiative was developed to support key invigilation Centres grow and develop IMIST in specific regions. Launched in July 2013, the programme offers Approved Training Centres the opportunities to work closely with Atlas to promote and deliver IMIST to IOCs, NOCs, Legislative bodies, and service companies in their region.
The IMIST Affiliate Programme is an exclusive partnership with Atlas and is only available to one approved IMIST Invigilation Centre, in each oil and gas region.
Over the last year IMIST has expanded rapidly with Invigilation Centres opening across West Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Cote D’Ivoire. Oilfield Training Centre has training facilities in Accra and Takoradi, Ghana, both of which are Atlas approved Invigilation Centres.
Oilfield Training Centre is committed to supporting the energy industry in Ghana and the Gulf of Guinea.They have a positive impact on the health and safety of workers, delivering competence-led training services, consultancy services and complete managed solutions. Oilfield Training Centre pride themselves on providing workers and clients with an outstanding level of service to drive a safer environment for all.
IMIST brings for the first time a standardised level of basic safety training to an estimated 1.5million oil and gas workers worldwide. The training, which is being rolled out across 30 countries, assesses basic safety knowledge in nine subject areas including risk assessment, asset integrity, the use of hazardous substances, working at height and mechanical lifting among other subjects.
By gaining Atlas approval to deliver OPITO IMIST online, along with complimentary e-learning courses from Atlas’s large portfolio of health and safety and technical training, Oil and Gas workers in Ghana will have their training accepted by employers all over the world. It will also reduce the burden of training costs for companies, with both new entrants and experienced workers able to undergo a full range of mandatory and voluntary health and safety courses all under one roof.
Stewart Buchanan, Global Operations Manager – IMIST, “The appointment of Oilfield Training Centre as our Affiliate partner will support the roll out of this global minimum safety standard to the industry in Ghana”
“IMIST is an important element of assuring a common standard of competency and delivery of this training programme to the oil and gas workforce in Ghana is a clear move forward towards achieving a step-change in the health and safety culture globally and meeting the target of reducing risk and making sure workers can return home safe at the end of the day”
Currently available in 11 languages, across 24 countries, IMIST Online is making a real contribution to health and safety across West Africa which will only continue with Oilfield Training Centre becoming an IMIST Affiliate Partner.
Emmanuel Yaw Buabeng, Manager of Oilfield Training Centre said “We are delighted to be the IMIST Affiliate Partner to offer this ground-breaking safety training to the oil and gas work force in Ghana. IMIST is the only truly global standard that will provide a consistent level of safety knowledge to industry workers, totally transferrable for the Ghanaian Oil and Gas workforce, whatever region they are working in. Atlas’ approval provides independent and world-wide recognition of the quality of our training facilities and the quality of our delivery.”