International oil and gas industry skills and safety body Opito said yesterday it had signed a landmark agreement with Malaysia’s national oil company.
Aberdeen-based Opito said it marked the start of a new era in safety, technical training and strategic competency development for the country’s offshore workforce.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Petronas will see Opito assess and accredit selected health, safety and environment and technical training programmes.
The scope of the MoU also includes strategic competency development via learning visits, staff attachments, student internships and network access.
Opito chief executive David Doig said: “The groundbreaking work we will do with Petronas through this MoU is not only a first in Asia, it marks another significant achievement for Opito as we continue to grow our international reach.”
Opito standards, qualifications and workforce development frameworks are currently used by employers in 40-plus countries worldwide.