Malaysians first to pass new Opito training standards

Wild Geese instructors carrying out practical scenarios
Wild Geese instructors carrying out practical scenarios

A group of Malaysian onshore oil and gas workers have become the first to pass safety training that conforms to new standards set out by industry skills body Opito.

Wild Geese Group (WGG) in Malaysia was cleared by Opito to deliver training under the new standards before any other training company.

WGG put workers from the Nusapetro onshore plant through their paces, and they have now completed their training and assessment.

Opito’s emergency response framework for onshore workers covers a number of roles, including control room operators, plant managers, incident commanders and fire and emergency response team leaders.

Opito interim chief executive John McDonald said: “This is a great success story of a training provider responding to the needs of the operators in its region and getting itself into a strong position to be able to deliver our standards and further ensure the safety of those working in the onshore downstream sector.

“Opito’s onshore emergency response framework provides clarity to employers around what is expected from them when operating across borders and in partnership with other organisations.

“Plus, it gives personnel the confidence that their co-workers are trained to the same level as they are should an incident occur.

WGG chief operations officer Mike Herrmann said: “I am very proud to have had the opportunity to be able to deliver the world’s first Opito plant manager/incident commander course from our Malaysian emergency response service centre in Kuala Lumpur.”