An Aberdeen “behavioural change” training firm has signed a deal to provide a series of workshops for employees of Apache North Sea.
Optimus Seventh Generation (O7G) has worked closely with the oil giant to develop the programme, aimed at improving decision making skills around major accident hazards and which will be delivered at Apache’s Sage gas terminal at St Fergus.
The workshop focuses on providing a greater understanding of the barriers designed to protect people, the environment and the asset as well as improving hazard identification and risk assessment.
Eddie McCullough, director at O7G, said: “In the current economic climate it is increasingly important that expenditure on training is focused on the most vital areas, and in our experience there is nothing more important that protecting people and the environment.”
Stuart Taylor, maintenance & operations support manager at Apache, said: “Safe operations is always our priority. Within our organisation we identified the need to improve our understanding of the management of major accident hazards and have worked closely with Optimus to design a workshop which meets our training and business needs. The workshop has proven to be a success and we are already seeing the benefits across our assets.”
In July, O7G revealed it had been acquired by German testing and advisory firm Dekra, retaining 65 employees its office at Arnhall Business Park in Westhill.