Oilennium, a leading provider of training programs to the international oil and gas industry, has developed the UK's first fully interactive classroom-based "Minimum Industry Safety Training" (MIST) course on behalf of Petans Ltd, an established supplier of safety training courses approved by OPITO for the oil, gas and maritime industries.
Petans awarded the contract to develop the MIST course to Oilennium with the specific remit of providing a course that must not result in delegates suffering from "death by PowerPoint."
"The subject matter itself is quite straightforward. The real challenge was to deliver the nine modules of information over two days without putting people to sleep," said Keable. "To achieve this, we worked hard to create a lively learning experience; one that ensures that every delegate will walk away with a solid foundation in safety as they embark on a career in the industry," he added.
Oilennium delivered the new MIST course to Petans in December 2008, and is currently training Petans staff how to deliver the course for optimum results. Petans will host its first OPITO-accredited MIST course for the public in February at its base in Norwich.
"We look forward to running this exciting new MIST course, which is certain to create a stir. Anything we can do to make learning fun and effective is ideal, and Oilennium has certainly achieved that," said Michael Wilder, General Manager of Petans.
Plans are also in the pipeline to deliver the course at its base in Suffolk, and at client company locations throughout the UK, and onboard offshore installations. The company anticipates that upwards of 800 new delegates may complete the initial MIST course throughout the coming year, and a similar number of existing offshore workers will undertake assessment.
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