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Common Safety Training Program for Experienced Workers

Graham Marshall - Sunday, September 30, 2012

The APPEA industry forum on Tuesday 14th August 2012 identified that experienced workers (those with more than one year's industry experience) can have their Recognized Prior Learning ("RPL") status confirmed within the Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) if they have previously completed the Hazard and Risk Management Training Program offered by the Risk Tool Box.

According to the CSTP Independent Reviewer, the Risk Tool Box training program meets the Recognized Prior Learning status for the CSTP module "Identify Hazards and Assess Risk".

The confirmation of our RPL status by APPEA and the CSTP means that company's with offshore workers could save themselves thousands of dollars in future additional training costs.

That is because the Risk Tool Box training program already addresses the Step-back, Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and Qualitative Risk Assessment RPL requirements within the CSTP framework.

The confirmation of RPL status for our training course is applicable to more than 10,000 employees and contractors who have completed our Stepback and JHA training. 

HSE Managers and/or Training Managers in the following company's should now check their records for evidence of their workers attending our hazard awareness and JHA training:

+   TK Shipping;
 
+   BHP Billiton;

+   Hess;

+   Santos;

+   ENI;

+   Transfield Worley;+   Shell Development Australia;

+   Chevron;

+   Woodside; and

+   Other smaller contractors and suppliers who work in offshore production and/or drilling facilities.

We will also continue to assist any company with its Hazard Awareness, Stepback, JHA, Risk Assessment and HazOp Training requirements using our industry-leading program. 

And unlike certain other organizations that have come to WA from Aberdeen, NSW, or elsewhere to make some quick cash from our boom, we're a proudly Australian business with a WA-developed program from the start back in 1998!

CSTP Confirms Recognized Prior Learning for Risk Tool Box

Graham Marshall - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Alf Standen (Independent Reviewer) has confirmed to Dr Graham Marshall of the Risk Tool Box, that offshore workers who have attended the Hazard and Risk Management Training Program offered by the Risk Tool Box over recent years may have "recognized prior learning" (RPL) status within the the Common Safety Training Program (CSTP) module called "Identify Hazards and Assess Risk".

According to the confirmation by the CSTP Independent Reviewer, workers who have completed the Risk Tool Box training program addressing Step-back, Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and Qualitative Risk  Assessment may meet the RPL requirements within the CSTP framework."  

The confirmation was made verbally in response to a question put to Alf Standan.  In all cases, Organizations and individuals wishing to learn the status of RPL, should contact either APPEA or the independant reviewer for further confirmation of thier status.

According to the confirmation by CSTP Independent Reviewer, workers who have completed the Risk Tool Box training program addressing Step-back, Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and Qualitative Risk Assessment may meet the RPL requirements within the CSTP framework.

The confirmation of RPL status for our training course may be applicable to more than 10,000 employees and contractors who have completed our Stepback and JHA training. 

We suggest that HSE Managers and/or Training Managers in the following organizations check their training matrix records for evidence of their workers attending our hazard management program since 1998:

+   Shell Development Australia;

+   Chevron;

+   Woodside;

+   BHP Billiton;

+   TK Shipping;
 
+   ENI;

+   Transfield Worley;

+   Hess;

+   Santos; and

+   Other smaller contractors and suppliers who work offshore on the NW Shelf or further afield.

Of course, we will be also happy to continue to assist any organization with its Hazard and Risk Management Training requirements for Stepback, JHA or Risk Assessment using our World-class program.

How Mature is your Safety Culture?

Graham Marshall - Thursday, June 30, 2011
When you're walking around your workplace, you can do a quick measure of your safety culture by thinking about the following HSE characteristics you see.  Which ones most closely mirror your culture?

Characteristic of an immature safety culture                                                    Characteristic of a mature safety culture
People do not know or follow HSE rules                                                                       Everyone is following the HSE rules
People don't intervene even if they see a problem                                                      Everyone will intervene in problems
There is no follow up on reported HSE problems                                                       HSE problems get followed up
There is no recognition for good practices                                                                   Good practices are celebrated
There are no consequences for breaches of rules                                                    There are clear & certain consequences
Management don't do what they say                                                                              Management do what they say
There are few safety role-models                                                                                   There are lots of positive role-models
There are no safety conversations                                                                                 Safety is talked about a lot
Safety isn't mentioned in team meetings                                                                      Safety is in every meeting agenda
Management is invisible to the workers                                                                        Managers are visible and well known
Safety has no visible presence on site                                                                         Safety is highly visible
No one knows the organizations HSE objectives                                                       HSE objectives are known

What kind of culture exists in your work place? 

What tools are you using to get better?       

At the Risk Tool Box, over the years we've assisted organizations like Shell Development Australia, Eni, Ngarda Civil and Mining, Teekay Shipping, WMC Resources, Sandvik and Woodside to better understand their existing HSE culture and to develop HSE plans to move to more mature forms of HSE culture.

Contact me if you'd like to know more about our services in this area.             

    

Hazard Awareness is Poor

Graham Marshall - Monday, June 27, 2011
Other the years, we at the risk tool box have argued that one of the main reasons why accidents continue to occur is because hazard awareness is so poor.  Enclosed here are some results from training courses we've run in several companies.

They show "pre-training" results on a  20-item survey of knowledge about hazards followed by "post-training" results for the same group.

As can be seen, pre-training hazard awareness is quite low.

On conclusion of our hazard awareness training, however, knowledge about hazards has improved significantly.

To check out the results for yourself, simply click here.

Over the years, our training has been employed by companies like Woodside, Shell, BHP Billiton, Santos, Fremantle Ports, Sandvik, British Gas, Eni, TK Shipping, Nautronix, Transfield Worley and Hess Corp.


TK Shipping Safety Culture Survey Testimonial

Graham Marshall - Friday, April 08, 2011
Today's testimonial comes from TK Shipping, one of the biggest shipping lines in the World.

Alongside the other testimonials I've posted this week, I hope it gives you the confidence that you're buying the best available safety and health tools from a reputable Australian HSE business.

As always, feel free to look round the risk management shop, to buy some products or to get in touch about any safety issues that are puzzling you.

The fourth testimonial letter from TK can be accessed by clicking here.

My Safety Journey

Graham Marshall - Saturday, March 19, 2011
I was looking through an old computer folder the other day when I suddenly realized how fortunate I've been to work with some great people, in great companies and often in fantastic locations.

Below is a list of some of the organizations and locations that have kept me busy over the last dozen or so years.

I'd like to thank them all for the opportunities to learn they've each provided in thier own special ways.

APPEA (Perth).  Find them online here.
Aveling (Perth).  Find them online here.
BHP Billiton (Perth and NW Shelf).  Find them online here.
Bluescope Steel (Wollongong, NSW).  Find them online here.
BP (Aberdeen and Teeside).  Find them online here.
British Gas (Thailand, Dubai and KL).  Find them online here.
Eni (Perth and Darwin).  Find them online here.
Hess Corporation (Houston, London, Aberdeen, Aarlborg, Copenhagen, Lousiana, North Dakota, West Texas, Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Surabaya, Jakarta, KL, Perth).  Find them online here.
IFAP (Perth).  Find them online here.
Monodelphous (Barrow Island).  Find them online here.
Nautronix (Fremantle).  Find them online here.
Newfield (NW Shelf). 
Ngarda (Perth and the Pilbara).  Find them online here.
Petronas (MLNG, KL and Sarawak).  Find them online here.
Powertech (Perth).  Find them online here.
PSN Water (Perth).  Find them online here.
Rio Tinto (Perth).  Find them online here.
Sandvik (Perth, Kalgoorlie, the Pilbara, Olympic Dam, Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine).  Find them online here.
Santos (Adelaide, Cooper Basin, Amadeus Basin, Surat Basin, Brisbane).  Find them online here.
Shell (Malanpaya Project, Philippines).  Find them online here.
Shell (Sakhalin Energy, Russia).  Find them online here.
Shell (Salym Petroleum, Moscow).  Find them online here.
Shell (SMDS, Bintulu, Malaysia).  Find them online here.
Shell (STOS, NZ).  Find them online here.
Shell Global Solutions (The Hague).  Find them online here.
Shell Trading and Shipping (London).  Find them online here.
Teekay Shipping (Australian Waters, Sydney and Vancouver).  Find them online here.
Tiwest (Kwinana).  Find them online here.
Transfield-Worley (Perth and NW Shelf).  Find them online here.
WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Perth)
Western Power (Perth).  Find them online here.
WMC Resources (Perth, Kalgoorlie and Olympic Dam)
Woodside (Perth and NW Shelf).  Find them online here.
Worley Parsons (Sydney).  Find them online here.

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