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    NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety - IOG

    Course Objective

    • The International Oil and Gas Certificate is aimed primarily at managers, supervisors, and health and safety advisers with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry.
    • The qualification focuses on operational process safety and is intended to enable learners to apply and implement effective process safety management across all areas of their operation, anywhere in the world.
    • This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge, which when combined with experience enables holders to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplace hazards.
    • It is based around international standards and management systems that enable the effective discharge of workplace safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore.
    • Globally, employers in the oil and gas industries find that the International Oil and Gas Certificate can improve the safety culture of their organization by providing line management and staff with a sound understanding of operational safety management.
    • These qualifications are developed based on extensive research with health and safety professionals, employers, professional bodies, and regulators to ensure that they remain relevant, rigorous as well as achievable, and practical.
    The following points shall be discussed in the course:
    • Learning from Incidents
    • Hazards Inherent in Oil and Gas
    • Risk Management Techniques.
    • An Organization’s Documented Evidence.
    • Contractor Management
    • Process Safety Management
    • Permit-to-Work Procedures
    • Principles of Safe Shift Handover
    • Plant Operations and Maintenance
    • Start-Up and Shut-Down
    • Failure Modes
    • Other Types of Failures
    • Safety-Critical Equipment Controls
    • Safe Storage of Hydrocarbons
    • Fire Hazards, Risks, and Control
    • Furnace and Boiler Operations
    • Fire and Explosion in The Oil and Gas Industries
    • Emergency Response
    • Marine transport
    • Land transport
    • Classroom with Theoretical and Practical Implementation

    Day 1

     Session 1 - 1.1. Learning from Incidents
    • Introductions
    • Group Discussion: Why investigate accidents and near-misses?
    • Types of Incident
    • Basic Investigation Procedures
    • Learning from Incidents
    • The importance of learning lessons from major incidents
    • The failures that lead to such incidents
    • Group Exercise
    Session 2 - 2.1. Hazards Inherent in Oil and Gas
    • Meaning and relevance of terms and definitions regarding flammability and toxicity
    • Group Exercise
    • The properties and hazards of gases
    • Group Exercise
    2.2. Hazards Inherent in Oil and Gas - continued
    • The properties and hazards of associated products and control measures
    • Group Exercise
    Session 3 - 3.1. Risk Management Techniques
    • The purpose and use of risk management techniques
    • How to apply risk management tools
    • Group Exercise
    3.2. Risk Management Techniques – continued
    • Industry-related process safety standards
    • The concept of hazard realization
    • Risk control and barrier models
    • Use of modeling for risk identification
    • End of session summary and close

    Day 2

    Session 4 – 4.1 Overview of previous day training
    4.2. An Organization’s Documented Evidence              

    • Examples of documented evidence (safety cases and reports)
    • Where such evidence is used
    • The purpose of such documented evidence
    Session 5 – 5.1. An Organization’s Documented Evidence - continued
    • The content of safety case and safety report documents
    5.2. Contractor Management
    • The scale of contractor use
    • Contractor Management, Ownership, and Representation Contractor responsibilities
    • End of Module Exercise
    • Safe handover - understanding the hazards
    Session 6 - 6.1. Process Safety Management
    • The controls available in PSM
    • Management of change controls
    6.2. Permit-to-Work Procedures
    • The role and purpose of a permit to work
    • Key features and types of permits
    • Interfaces with adjacent plant and other contractors
    • Lock-out / tag-out systems and isolation
    • End of session summary and close

    Day 3

    Session 7 - 7.1. Overview of previous day training
     7.2. Principles of Safe Shift Handover

    • Emphasis on written communication
    • Two-way communication
    • Shift handover – how it should be conducted
    Session 8 - 8.1. Plant Operations and Maintenance
    • Asset integrity
    • Risk-based maintenance
    • Importance of safe operation, SOPs, and maintenance
    • Control of ignition sources during maintenance
    • Cleaning and gas-freeing
    8.2. Start-Up and Shut-Down
    • Hazards and controls associated with safe start-up and shut-down
    • Water and hydrates
    • Testing and commissioning
    • Review and Homework setting
    Session 9 - 9.1. Failure Modes
    • Forces on Materials
    • Creep 
    • Stress 
    • Stress-Corrosion Cracking
    • Thermal Shock
    • Brittle Fracture
    • Meaning of “Safe Operating Envelope”
    • Use of Knowledge of Failure Modes in Initial Design, Process, and Safe Operation Failure of the Annular Rim
    9.2. Other Types of Failures          
    • Other types of failure – welds
    • IOG Element 3.2 NDT Testing Exercise
    Session 10 – 10.1. Safety-Critical Equipment Controls Written Procedures
    • Emergency shut-down (ESD) equipment and systems
    • Safety Integrity Levels (SIL) for instrumentation
    • Procedures for by-passing ESD
    • Blowdown facilities and flare types
    • Drains, sewers, interceptors
    • End of session summary and close

    Day 4

    Session 11 - 11.1. Overview of previous day training
    11.2. Safe Storage of Hydrocarbons

    • Hazards and risks including overfilling
    • Floating-roof and fixed-roof storage tanks and tank bunding
    • Filling of tanks
    • Pressurized/refrigerated vessels for LPG/LNG/CO2=
    • Loss of containment – BLEVEs/CVCEs/UVCEs
    • Decommissioning
    • Management of simultaneous operations
    Session 12 - 12.1. Fire Hazards, Risks, and Control
    • Lightning
    • The fire triangle
    • Electrostatic charges
    • Identifying ignition sources
    • Hazard-area zoning for safety
     12.2. Furnace and Boiler Operations
    • Use of furnace and boiler operation
    • Hazards and risks of operating boilers and furnaces
    Session 13 - 13.1. Fire and Explosion in The Oil and Gas Industries
    • Leak and Fire Detection Systems
    • Passive Fire Protection
    • Active Fire Protection
    • Specific Examples of Fire Protection Systems
    13.2. Fire and Explosion in The Oil and Gas Industries - continued
    • Leak and fire-detection systems; fire protection systems
    • Extinguishing systems
    • Fire protection systems for specific equipment
    • End of session summary and close

    Day 5

    Session 14 - 14.1. Overview of previous day training
     14.2. Emergency Response

    • Emergency plans
    • Alarms, medical-emergency planning
    • Principles of escape evacuation and rescue offshore
    • Onshore fire teams; training and drills
    • External support and liaison with emergency services

    Session 15 - 15.1. Marine transport

    • Hazards of Vessels and Working Over Water
    • Loading and Unloading of Vessels at Marine Terminals
    • Control of Marine Operations, Certification of Vessels, Inspection, and Approvals
    15.2. Marine transport - continued
    • Roles and Responsibilities of Marine Co-ordinators, Masters, and Crews
    • Personnel Transfers and Boarding Arrangements
    • Personal Protective Equipment Suitability
    • Diver Operations
    Session 16 - 16.1. Land transport
    • Road Tankers
    • Traffic Management
    • Rail
    16.2. Fire and Explosion in The Oil and Gas Industries - continued
    • Mock Exam
    • End of session summary and close

    • This qualification is for those working in the Oil and Gas (or related) industries, who need to gain a sound understanding of the principles of operational health and safety that apply in their specialist area.
    • For some, the International Oil and Gas Certificate can be an important step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in occupational health and safety. Some who take their International Oil and Gas Certificate progress on to one of our Diploma level qualifications.
    • Learning from Incidents
    • Hazards inherent in oil and gas
    • Risk management techniques used in the oil and gas industries
    • Safety cases and safety reports
    • Contractor management
    • Process safety management (PSM)
    • Role and Purpose of a permit-to-work system
    • Key principles of shift handover
    • Plant operations and maintenance
    • Failure modes
    • Safety-critical equipment controls
    • Safe storage of hydrocarbons
    • Furnace and boiler operations
    • Fire and explosion risk in the oil and gas industries
    • Emergency response
    • Marine transport
    • Land transport

    • Basic Recommended minimum standards of English Equivalent to an International English Language Testing System score of 5.0 or higher in IELTS tests
    • The course will require learners to undertake some research. 
    • They will require at least some access to the Internet resources for this purpose.

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