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OPITO renews safety pledge on 10th anniversary of scholarship to commemorate Piper Alpha victims 20 July 2021

A scholarship that commemorates the victims of the world’s worst offshore oil disaster is set to mark its own landmark 10th anniversary. OPITO’s Piper Alpha Memorial Safety Scholarship was launched a decade ago to provide a fitting legacy for the 167 men who tragically lost their lives in the explosion on the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea on the night of 6 July 1988....

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OPITO industry report details changing skills requirements in North Sea 23 April 2019

Leading figures from the North Sea’s oil and gas industry will take centre stage at the launch of a key industry report - The Skills Landscape 2019-2025 - to discuss how changing skills requirements will impact on the industry over the next six years....

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North Sea will need 40,000 new skilled recruits in next 20 years - report 14 May 2018

A report into UK oil and gas workforce dynamics by global energy skills body OPITO and Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute indicates that more than 40,000 new people will need to be recruited into the industry over the next 20 years, including 10,000 in posts that do not exist today....

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OSCC2017: Global conference looks at future of safety learning landscape 20 October 2017

New technologies and ways of working are developing all the time and so too are the expectations of the younger employee. At the core of any successful business is the ability to build and retain a skilled and motivated workforce. For some companies, keeping staff feeling fulfilled is proving much more of a challenge in today’s modern 24/7, digital society compared to previous generations....

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OPITO marks move into China 24 April 2015

First Chinese training provider accredited to deliver world-leading safety standards. International oil and gas skills organisation, OPITO has expanded its global footprint of accredited training providers with the approval of the first company in China....

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First common global qualifications for oil & gas to build competent workforces 17 March 2015

For the first time, workers anywhere in the world will be able to work towards vocational qualifications which will be recognised by the global oil and gas industry. Training standards body, OPITO International, has developed global technical standards and a qualifications framework which will help meet current and future skills demands in oil and gas and improve competence in the operations and maintenance activities associated with the extracti...

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OPITO pilots new offshore workforce safety standard in North Sea 01 May 2013

A new standard in offshore safety is to be trialled in the UK sector of the North Sea. which aims to advance the critical role of elected safety representatives (ESRs) in minimising the risk of accidents and improving safety....

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OPITO says over half a million offshore oil and gas workers now trained 18 June 2012

Oil and gas skills body OPITO says more than half a million offshore oil and gas workers in 40 countries have been trained to OPITO safety and competency standards. The industry-funded body has unveiled a series of statistics which demonstrate the organisation's transformation over the last six years and its new global position as the safety standard of choice....

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New research reveals over-reliance on compliance rather than competency 06 January 2012

New research has revealed that an improved focus on competence is required if the oil and gas industry is to deliver a step-change in safety skills and performance. Over 65% of respondents believe that the current focus on compliance in companies could lead to complacency....

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OPITO announces speaker line-up for Abu Dhabi event 07 November 2011

An impressive line-up of leading oil and gas industry figures will take to the podium for skills and training standards body OPITO’s second annual Safety and Competency Conference in Abu Dhabi on 22 November 2011....