Additional Development Training for Safety Representatives

Additional Development Training
for Safety Representatives
ESR Perspectives Event 28-November 2012
Nicky Elphinstone, ESR Step Change in Safety Leadership Team
Nicol Webster, OPITO Standards and Development
M a k i n g t h e U K t h e s a f e s t p l a c e t o w o r k i n t h e w o r l d w i d e o i l a n d g a s i n d u s t r y.
Why additional training for safety reps?
• SI 971 Regulation 27 Training:
“It shall be the duty of the duty holder to ensure that a)
a safety representative for the installation is provided with such
training in aspects of the functions of a safety representative as are
reasonable in all the circumstances; and
any costs associated with such training, including travel and
subsistence costs, are not borne by the safety representative.”
• SI 971 Guidance 105: “As a follow-up, consideration should also be
given to developmental training needs”
• ESRs and trade unions campaigned vigorously for more training
• Duty-holders struggling to find appropriate courses in the market
• HSE SI 971 Inspection Programme – lack of involvement in key areas
• OIAC WIG identified 4 key priority areas for action
Leadership Commitment
• Significant buy-in at senior levels in industry
• OIAC WIG proposal endorsed by Step Change leadership team
• WIG asked OPITO to develop an industry training standard to
cover the 4 key priority areas
Workforce Involvement
• Listened to the feedback at SCiS & WIG events
• OPITO Industry Work Group made up mainly of ESRs
(developed by your peers)
OPITO training standard process
Demand for training
(ESRs, Unions, HSE, WIG, Step Change, OGUK, employers)
Work group
Draft standard
Consult & revise
Pilot courses
OPITO standard
Approved training provider courses Q2 2013
Training aim
• Support improved health and safety through
more effective workforce involvement, by giving
safety representatives access to training that
helps them develop their effectiveness and
confidence to:
1. Understand and identify major accident hazards;
2. Understand risk analysis to get involved in
preparing/ revising safety cases;
3. Investigate incidents and apply root cause analysis;
4. Conduct independent inspections and audits and
present findings and concerns effectively.
4 pick-and-mix modules
Basic Courses
Initial Offshore Safety
Representative Training
Refresher Offshore Safety
Representative Training
Module 1:
Major Accident
2 days
Module 2:
2 days
Module 3:
Root Cause
2 days
Module 4:
2 days
Personal skills
Not mandatory
Not assessed
Not e-learning
Not at workplace
Action plans &
Pilot courses to test draft standard
Pilot course dates
Major Accident Hazards
Designed to give ESRs a broad understanding of major accident hazards and safety
critical elements in the context of UK offshore safety cases and performance
monitoring systems
18-19 Feb 2013
Risk Analysis
Designed to give ESRs enough understanding of how risk management is applied in
safety cases and safety management systems, so they are not blinded by jargon and
are encouraged to become personally involved in preparing or revising safety cases
25-26 Feb 2013
Root Cause Analysis
Designed to give ESRs enough understanding of accident causation and root cause
analysis to encourage them to become personally involved in incident investigation,
and to question and challenge until they get to root causes
27-28 Feb 2013
Inspect / Audit /Communicate
Designed to give ESRs enough understanding and confidence to become personally
involved in inspections and audits, and to use personal effectiveness and
communication skills to secure remedial action if necessary
17-18 Dec 2012
Module 1: Major Accident Hazards
Major accident hazards and safety critical elements
Identifying MAH and SCE outside rep’s own discipline
The principles and structure of safety cases under the regulations
Using an actual offshore safety case
Safety representatives’ rights of access to safety cases
How to access and understand installation safety case information
Performance standards, written schemes of examination & verification
Practical examples of performance standards, formats & topical KPIs
Practical aspects of getting and understanding safety case information
A clear action plan to increase personal involvement in reviewing major hazard management
arrangements set out in safety case
Module 2: Risk Analysis
The concept of major accident risk and its application in the offshore industry
Case studies to illustrate hazards, risks and controls, and the types of failure modes
that led to major accidents
The range of formal safety assessment and risk analysis processes & techniques
The role of human error and organisational failure in accident causation
Common failures in risk analysis & the need to challenge assumptions
When to challenge risk assumptions and how to seek expert advice
The safety representative’s role and involvement in risk analysis
How to get involved effectively in formal safety assessment & risk analysis
A clear action plan to increase personal involvement in risk analysis
Module 3: Investigate incidents (RCA)
The ESR’s role and involvement in incident investigation
Accident causation and root cause analysis techniques
Skills involved in exploring incidents to root causes
Human factors, safety culture, behavioural/organisational failure types
Practical and realistic investigation skills in the offshore environment
Conducting your own incident investigation and overcoming barriers
Preparing written incident investigation reports
Identifying trends and patterns and securing remedial action
Presenting results and recommendations and using personal power and assertiveness to secure
remedial action
A clear action plan to increase personal involvement in incident investigation and analysis
Module 4: Inspect / Audit / Communicate
The ESR’s right to conduct independent inspections and audits
Inspection skills and techniques
Planning and conducting a safety inspection
Safety audit structures, processes and levels – key roles involved
Effective reporting and presentation of inspection/audit findings
Influencing people to reach a satisfactory conclusion for all sides
Practice in preparing effective reports and written communications
Practice in effective presentations to different target audiences
Overcoming barriers to conduct independent inspections and audits
A clear action plan to increase personal involvement in inspections & audits
Pilot courses
• Run by Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
– Cromarty House, 67-72 Regent Quay, Aberdeen, AB11 5AR
• Purpose of pilot is to test the unpublished standard
12 places per course
Must have done basic 4½-day course
DNV/Step Change certificate (not OPITO)
Course fee for pilots £650 per delegate per module
Duty-holder expected to pay for the training costs
Pilot course
1. Major Accident Hazards
18th – 19th February 2013
2. Risk Analysis
25th – 26th February 2013
3. Root Cause Analysis
27th – 28th February 2013
4. Inspect/Audit/Communicate
17th – 18th December 2012
For more information
• About the training standard:
– [email protected]
• About registering for the pilot courses:
– [email protected] tel 01224 335115
• About any problems with payment, etc.:
– [email protected]