Offshore Oil and Gas Safety I

Course Introduction

This is the first of a two-part introduction to offshore safety practices. Offshore oil and gas operations include all activities involved in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas from reservoirs found beneath the seafloor.

This course was developed as a source of information and practical training tool for offshore rig safety personnel, operator/contractor employees, supervisors, and managers who need to be familiar with offshore rig safety.

Once you complete this training, you will know more about the following components:

  • general safety best practices applicable to all oil and gas facilities
  • types of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to keep workers safe
  • how to prevent falls onboard an offshore oil rig
  • components of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

Note: The use of the term "must" in source documents for this training has been replaced with the term "should" because the content of this training is guidance only and does not replace or serve as a substitute for mandatory regulatory requirements detailed in source documents.

Key Topics

  • General Oil and Gas Safety Guidelines
  •  Hazard Reporting
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  •  Fall Protection
  •  Training
  • Working over Water
  •  Emergency Response and Notification
  • Fire Prevention
  •  Medical Services and Support

Target Audience

  • Employee
  •  Supervisor
  •  Manager