PEC/Premier adds SEMS awareness to SafeGulf training
Safety and Environmental Management System awareness
training is now available as a part of the SafeGulf offshore safety orientation
program, according to PEC/Premier Safety Management Inc
On Jan. 1, PEC/Premier added a SEMS module to its one-day
Basic Safety Orientation and its three-day Core Compliance safety training
course, meaning that both will now meet the new SafeGulf requirements. The
company is also offering stand-alone SEMS training for offshore workers who
already have their SafeGulf cards.
The U.S. government is now requiring oil and gas companies
to implement SEMS plans for their offshore facilities. As a part of that
requirement, contractor personnel who work offshore must have basic safety
training before they go to work offshore.
Most oil and gas companies require or recommend that
contractors meet the federal requirement by putting their employees through
SafeGulf orientation. Earlier this fall, the governing board for SafeGulf added
SEMS training as a new element of SafeGulf. That means that workers who go
through SafeGulf for the first time must be taught about SEMS as a part of that
In order to meet the new SafeGulf requirement, Mandeville,
La.-based PEC/Premier says it has updated both its one-day Basic Safety
Orientation course and three-day Core Compliance course to include the
necessary SEMS topics. This will allow new students to take either Basic or
Core and receive their PEC SafeGulf card with a SEMS endorsement, PEC/Premier
PEC/Premier says it offers its training through a network of
more than 1,000 approved instructors located all over the United States. The
PEC/Premier system ensures that those instructors are qualified to teach, the
company says, by making sure they have the necessary background, have gone
through a train-the-trainer course and are routinely audited, all of which fit
the SEMS requirement that instructors be qualified to teach required courses.
Additionally, many companies are looking for ways to provide
SEMS training to their existing employees who have already taken SafeGulf. To
fill that need, PEC/Premier says it has partnered with Moxie Media to develop a
training module that focuses on SEMS. This training is available as either
on-line Computer-Based Training or as a DVD with a special test option to
ensure that the training can be verified and audited if necessary.
This program has rapidly become the most-used industry SEMS
training, according to PEC/Premier, in part because the company is able to link
SEMS training with PEC SafeGulf records, allowing personnel who have already
gone through PEC SafeGulf to receive the SEMS training without repeating the
full SafeGulf training.
For assistance in finding an approved Basic or Core
instructor or to order the SEMS training CBT or DVD, contact PEC/Premier’s
customer support center at 800.892.8179 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.