14 October 2015

Petrofac Training Services (PTS) has launched a series of HR-related training courses, enabling companies to look after their most important asset in the event of an emergency – their people.

Companies can now purchase individual slots or block bookings on a variety of training programmes, focused on competency, communication, procedures and responsibilities, including:

• Evacuee Reception Centre Training
• Hospital Liaison Representative Training
• Next of Kin Notification Training
• Contractor Liaison Training
• Family Liaison Training
• Relative Response Training

These courses will be delivered in both Aberdeen and Norwich - a first for PTS.

Steve Witte, a Team Leader within PTS’ Crisis Management Department, said: “Whether you are an operator or a contractor, you have a duty of care for your employees and it is essential that you have the right people trained to respond to an emergency affecting your personnel.

“Industry emergency response plans and exercises tend to focus on the initial response and getting people to a place of safety and do not go into the finer details of the associated ‘people support’ that is required. This means that gaps in structure, communications and resource availability are not identified.

“We are facing challenging financial constraints within the industry and so, following feedback from our customers, we are pleased to offer public courses, enabling companies to purchase individual slots, thereby minimising costs.”