Offshore Safety Representatives SI 971Training

Offshore Safety Representatives SI 971Training

£ 1050.00

OPITO approved 5-day course for all newly elected offshore safety representatives.

The course is presented by qualified instructors (NEBOSH / IOSH / OPITO) who served as safety representatives during their offshore careers. Woodside Safety & Training Lead instructor, has over the past 20 years presented this OPITO approved course to delegate acclaim at four establishments in Aberdeen

The aim and objectives of the Initial Training are to equip the delegates with the minimum level of training that safety representatives, who have been elected under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations - SI 1989/971, should receive to assist them to fulfil their functions as defined in those regulations.


The course is a mixture of theory, practical and interactive sessions, designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required of a Safety Representative.

The Offshore Safety Representative Initial Training Programme comprises the following modules and elements:

Module 1 Workforce Engagement Framework
Element 1.1 Key Safety Representative Regulatory Roles and Functions
Element 1.2 Asset Safety Legislation
Element 1.3 Regulatory Inspector Engagement

Module 2 Major Accident Hazards
Element 2.1 Major Accident Hazard Prevention
Element 2.2 Human Factors in Major Accident Hazards
Element 2.3 Risk Analysis and Investigation
Element 2.4 Proactive Safety Inspections

Module 3 Proactive Safety Representative Involvement
Element 3.1 Personal Effectiveness
Element 3.2 Personal Commitment to Safety Representative Role

Course Duration

4 Days




Safety Representatives elected under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations – SI 1989/971.


Successful completion a will result in the issue of an OPITO-approved Woodside Safety Training certificate.


Although there will be no expiry date for the OPITO Approved Safety Representative’s Initial and Refresher Training certificates, the following regulatory criteria still applies: A person shall cease to be a safety representative for the purposes of the Safety Representative and Safety Committee Regulations 1989.

(a) on the election of another safety representative for his constituency in accordance with regulations 8 to 13 or (b) if he/she resigns, or (c) if his/her employment is terminated, or (d) if he/she has been absent from the installation for which he/she is a safety representative for a continuous period of twelve weeks
Note: The OPITO approved Refresher Training Programme exists to enable training providers to provide training for Offshore Safety Representatives who wish to reinforce and update their knowledge and skills following re-election after their initial two years in office.


Aberdeen and Humberside.

Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course. Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, e.g. passport or driving licence.