Petrofac Training Services, a leading provider of training and consultancy solutions to the global energy industry, has been named International Training Provider of the Year at the 2012 OPITO Safety and Competency Awards in Abu Dhabi.
The accolade recognises companies who are making a difference to the safety and competency of workers in the global oil & gas industry and was awarded to Petrofac Training Services for demonstrating its long-standing commitment to delivering OPITO standards.
In particular, Petrofac Training Services was commended for driving elevated standards of training in the United States after setting up its first base in the Americas in 2004, when it became the first training provider in the country to offer OPITO approved courses.
Since then it has demonstrated excellence in improving the safety of oil & gas workers through its training programmes worldwide, particularly through its recent partnership with Raytheon and NASA at their facility at the Johnson Space Centre, which opened in December 2011.
In recent years Petrofac Training Services has introduced a variety of OPITO-accredited modules across six training facilities in the region, including fire training and the Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET) and Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) modules. The improved standards have been welcomed by operators looking to increase the competency of their workforce.
Paul Groves, Managing Director, Petrofac Training Services, said:
“This award is a welcome recognition of the hard work and dedication of our team and our commitment to provide the highest levels of competence across the international oil & gas sector."
“As a result of our long-standing relationship with OPITO and determination to deliver the highest level of training to delegates around the world we now operate seven OPITO accredited training centres around the globe."
“We remain committed to working with OPITO to ensure a consistently high quality service is delivered across all of the regions in which we operate."
Commenting on the award, David Doig, Group chief executive of OPITO, said:
“These awards set out to recognise and reward those companies and individuals who continue to push the boundaries and ensure the safety of the global oil & gas industry workforce.
“An impressive shortlist this year meant it was tougher than ever to identify the winners however we are delighted to be able to recognise those who have not only helped shape the industry’s past but are a vital part in driving forward its future.”
Petrofac Training Services was named the winner of the Training Providers Award at the 2012 OPITO Safety and Competency Awards ahead of fellow finalists Consolidated Training Systems Inc and Megamas Training Company.