Knight Oil Acquires Advanced Safety

Knight Oil Tools™ recently announced Advanced Safety as the newest member of the Knight family of companies, specializing in custom safety and training programs for multiple industries – with an emphasis on the oil and gas industry.

Advanced Safety, formerly Advanced Safety and Training Management, Inc., of Broussard, La., was acquired by Knight to expand its service offerings within the oil and gas industry, specifically where safety consultation and services are required.

"The addition of Advanced Safety is not only an exciting example of Knight's continued growth and expansion as a company but also a reflection of our commitment to safety within the industry," said President Mark Knight.

Services offered by Advanced Safety include facility and job site inspections, safety consulting and planning and quality training and certification programs with trainers certified in more than 50 areas. Those areas include fall protection and vertical rescue, equipment operator certification, forklift certification, OSHA compliance training, DOT consulting, training through NCCER and assistance with ISNetworld.

Michael Pothier, with 12 years of safety consulting experience and more than 30 years of oilfield experience, has been appointed Vice President/General Manager of Advanced Safety. "Pothier's knowledge and experience in safety and compliance will undoubtedly prove to be a huge asset in this new endeavor," said Knight.

Focused on providing "zero failure" equipment and service since 1972, Knight Oil Tools has grown to include Knight Fishing Services™, Knight Well Services™ and Knight Manufacturing™. The company is the largest privately held rental and fishing tools business in the oil and gas industry. Knight has an extensive inventory of high-quality products necessary for safe, efficient and productive oilfield projects.