Petrofac News 1700X397
27 January 2005

Petrofac's Competence Assurance Scheme accredited by Cogent

Petrofac, the oil & gas facilities Service Operator, has announced that its in-house competence assurance scheme, the Competent Person Profile (CPP), has been accredited  by Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for Chemical, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Petroleum & Polymer Industries.

Petrofac is the first service company to receive this prestigious accolade and indeed is one of only two companies in the industry to achieve such recognition. In essence, CPP is a competence-based approach to the recruitment, training, development, rewarding and retention of a highly-competent and motivated workforce. It is both a framework of competence, within which other schemes may sit, e.g. VQs & Client competence assurance schemes, as well as a generator of standards for all job roles in the organisation, including the Senior Management Team.

Following a successful pilot programme on one of our major Client’s installations, CPP is being integrated across the whole of the business, both on and offshore. To date, over 500  CPP profiles have been completed and there are a lot more to come.

Ronnie Coull, HR Director, commented on the award: “We are delighted to receive this accreditation as we consider it as industry recognition of the quality of our workforce in terms of their safety, technical skills, knowledge and competence. Indeed the quality of our people has been a significant contributor both to our reputation and the successes achieved over the last couple of years. It has demanded total commitment from the Training and Competence (T&C) team in terms of the design and robust implementation of CPP and they are to be commended for their efforts.”

Petrofac’s T&C Team worked very closely with the Cogent representatives, Gareth Cooke and Iain Emslie, during the audit process and this was considered to be a successful joint team effort. As Gareth Cooke of Cogent said: “We too have learned much from the  process.  Our aim is to continuously improve the process and ensure added value and clear benefits are the measures of its success. It has been an interesting and enjoyable journey  and we are grateful for the cooperation received from Mike McCulloch, Teresa Shand & Ewen Hay during the process, as well as the help received from both on and offshore operational staff during the audits.”