Category Archives: Safety Training

The fortunate side of Mitch Arsenault’s heart attack

One morning last summer, the night crew on Precision Drilling rig 521 had just finished its shift without incident.

“It was an evening the same as any other,” says Precision rig manager Tim Ismond. “The crew had changed shifts and the safety meetings were conducted. We were going to put our top drive together on the floor of the rig.” Continue reading

Make safety discussion an event, and help prevent injuries

In any industry, some of the safest organizations are those with a good safety culture. Why? Because safety culture goes beyond the rules, systems and safeguards you have in place to enforce safety protocols. Continue reading

New program to help you manage the hazards of silica dust

Silica is the second most common mineral on earth. It’s a basic component of soil, sand and many rocks; things we’re all exposed to, safely, every day.

So it’s hard to imagine that the dust from this common mineral, can be a deadly hazard. Continue reading

Virtual well control simulator brings training to life

What makes a good wellsite supervisor? Every day they’re responsible for the efficiency of wellsite operations, the safety of workers and the public, and environmental protection. They must also be relied on to handle the unexpected and deal with emergencies.

Skill-building for wellsite supervisors

Experience and training go hand in hand when it comes to creating the necessary skillset for more effective supervisors. But how can you equip your crew leaders for the unexpected, or emergencies? After all, in a crisis your workers are almost certainly dealing with situations they’ve never seen before. That’s where experiential, hands-on training comes in. The benefits include:

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Face to face: meet Enform’s Jeff Rose

In previous posts on this blog we got to know Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, as well as Paula Campkin, vice-president of industry development and chief safety officer.

This week we’d like to introduce Jeff Rose, Enform’s senior vice-president of operations and chief operating officer. Continue reading

Hands-on safety training is as real as it gets

Did you know that our Nisku training facility features fully functional oil and gas operations for hands-on training?

Learning by experiencing

Classroom and on-line training has its place, but when it comes to operator courses, there’s nothing like getting your hands dirty and working with the equipment to learn what really goes on. Continue reading

How to make sure your workers actually follow your safety messages

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already understand the importance of organizational safety culture in helping to improve safety performance.

At Enform, we believe that improvements in safety culture need to start at the top. That means that employees in every level of your organization must  be confident in your leadership’s commitment to safety. But is that enough? Continue reading