The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety is designed specifically for those with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. It focuses on international standards and management systems, highlighting the importance of process safety management in the oil and gas industry, enabling students to effectively discharge workplace safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore.

The NEBOSH Oil and Gas Certificate is suitable for those who have the responsibility for ensuring safety as part of their day-to-day duties, including:

• Managers, supervisors and employee representatives within the oil and gas industry.
• Newly appointed health and safety advisers.
• Health and safety practitioners or consultants who want specialist knowledge in the Oil and Gas industry.

Those undertaking this certificate should have a good understanding of safety issues which can be from experience or having studied one of NEBOSH’s Certificate-level qualifications.

What you will study
Unit IOG1: Management of International Oil and Gas Operational Safety

1. Health, Safety and Environmental Management in Context
• Learning from incidents
• Hazards inherent in oil and gas
• Risk Management Techniques used in the oil and gas industries
• An organisation’s documented evidence

2. Hydrocarbon Process Safety 1
• Contractor Management
• Process Safety Management (PSM)
• Permit-To-Work procedures
• Key principles to safe shift handover
• Plant operations and maintenance
• Start up and shut down

3. Hydrocarbon Process Safety 2
• Failure Modes
• Other types of failures
• Safety critical equipment controls
• Safe storage of hydrocarbons
• Fire hazards, risks and controls
• Furnace and boiler operations

4. Fire Protection and Emergency Response
• Fire and explosion in the oil and gas industries
• Emergency response

5. Logistics and Transport Operations
• Marine transport
• Land transport

Recommended hours of study: 55 hours

Assessment: 
The assessment consists of one 2-hour examination. NEBOSH exams are available in Lagos, Port-Harcourt and Abuja, Nigeria.

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