Thursday, August 16, 2012
A link-up between two Norfolk energy companies has seen a health and safety programme revitalised.
Loddon-based training company Oilennium Ltd has been praised by Great Yarmouth-based jack-up vessel company Seajacks after it created an interactive health and safety course with colourful animation.
Kevin Keable, managing director of Oilennium, said: “Developing a culture that is vigilant and truly dedicated to best practices in HSE requires hard work, dedication and sheer persistence.
“For our part, we are pleased to have helped Seajacks by drawing upon our creativity and experience to produce engaging, cost-effective ways to train their people. It was a pleasure working with them, and we look for-ward to joining forces in the future.”
Oilennium’s courses include training in confined space entry, task-based risk assessment, manual handling, lifting operations, and noise awareness.
Max Paterson, sales and marketing manager for Seajacks, said it had decided to bring Oilennium in to revitalise its vessel induction video for Seajacks Kraken and on the back of that they had decided to get Oilennium to develop bespoke videos for two more vessels, the Seajacks Leviathan and the Seajacks Zaratan.
He added: “Since we began training our employees via the new safety training and vessel induction pro-grammes, there has been a marked improvement in employee appre-ciation of safety, and of the unique characteristics of each vessel.”
A Norwich-based business which started as a “man with a van” operation is eyeing further expansion after seeing its predicted turnover increase from £6,000 to £340,000 within five years.