Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Stepping, Handling, & Lifting Techniques for Oil and Gas Operations Employees

The course has been designed to teach Body Control Techniques that maximize the employee’s stability, strength, and control, to minimize Stepping, Handling, & Lifting injuries. The course is hands-on skills training and incorporates certain aspects of Personal Protective Equipment use and the practice of Observation / Intervention with regard to Stepping, Handling & Lifting activities in an Oilfield environment.


The Techniques are derived from the principles of human factors research, ergonomics, Kinesiology, sports performance research and Martial Arts.

Day 1

Topics, In Blended Learning Format:

  • Value of Teamwork to Injury Prevention;
  • Workplace physiology and human-body mechanics;
  • Pre-work Warm Up Exercises;
  • Stepping, Handling & Lifting (SHL) Body Protection Techniques;
  • Classroom practice and application of SHL Techniques;
  • Application of Observation / Intervention and Motivation in the workplace;
  • Hand & Boot Safety Emphasis;
  • Classroom practice in Observation / Intervention on SHL Techniques;
  • Optional Worksite practice in SHL Techniques and Observation / Intervention Techniques.
Learning activity mix

Any employee working outside of the office environment can benefit from these Body Control Techniques.

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