SHE Knows Health & Safety wins Oman petrochemical training contract
Published: 03 July, 2012
Under the six-figure, four-year contract the company will help train 5,000 petrochemical workers in the Sultanate of Oman.
The deal was struck at the end of June for health, safety and environment courses and refreshers for Petroleum Development Oman, Oman’s largest oil producer.
The work, to be conducted through its formal partner in Oman, the Knowledge Grid, requires the writing and production of 23 level 1 and level 2 courses, and teacher training and support.
The oil refinery contractors will be given health and safety training until 2016, including level 1 training covering inductions, fire, hydrogen sulphide and health and safety risk awareness, and level 2 for supervisors including accidents, radioactive material and confined spaces.
As the contractors are from all parts of the world, SHE Knows, which has offices in Hull and Grimsby, will produce course material in native languages including Hindi and Arabic, as well as English.
The company expects to take on a limited number of extra staff including in IT and safety training, and have one or two full-time trainers in Oman at Knowledge Grid offices.
Linda Crossland-Clarke, managing director, said: “It’s taken a lot of negotiating and travel back and forth between Oman and the Humber to secure what is the start of an in-depth health, safety and environment training programme, leading to further level 3 training work later in the year.
“We are also very optimistic we can use our new and existing contacts in the region to develop sales of our Mission Room training facility.”
This training room, unveiled in May at the Safety & Health Expo, provides a unique fully interactive and dynamic training environment, employing 360° images, video and sound.
SHE Knows, founded in 2003, has 15 highly qualified staff with a £1m plus turnover. It has already trained construction workers in Oman and provided HSE and related training around the globe including Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Zambia.
As well as its success in petrochemicals, SHE Knows is active in other UK and international sectors of business and industry, including construction, energy, marine and mining.