As a valued client of PT. Samson Tiara, I would like you to hear directly from me on the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the precautions and plans we have in place for our training facility.
The safety and wellbeing of our Students and Staff, continues as always to be our No. 1 priority.
The number of people testing positive to COVID-19 is increasing rapidly around the globe. Thankfully, to date, we have had no Participants nor Staff Members at PT. Samson Tiara test positive for the virus.
Ongoing vigilance around personal hygiene and cleaning standards remain key to containment.
Therefore, given the World Health Organization’s pandemic announcement, it is timely to outline the precautionary measures we are taking to best deliver an environment that you can visit or send your staff and feel comfortable.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has made many aspects of our lives more difficult in 2020, seriously disrupting almost all aspects of day-to-day life, business operations, transportation, tourism and even education. With much of the workforce required to work from home under a “new normal”, many questioned the ability to remain productive and achieve both business and personal goals. However, using the right tools, many businesses can not only maintain reasonable levels of productivity in their workforce, they can also come out on the other side of this crisis stronger and better equipped thanks to online education.
For years, there has been numerous free and paid online education services offered by numerous companies, institutes and universities. While there has been adequate use of these offerings to keep them going and improving over the years, they have primarily been used by those who are more comfortable with technology. Thanks to the rapid adaptation required due to COVID-19 restrictions, increasing numbers of people are moving to online educational offerings to hone existing skills or develop new ones. The growth in online education has been explosive over the past 6 months.
Even in this modern age of aeroplanes and helicopters, we still rely heavily on the sea for transportation of goods. Cargo ships, oil tankers and fishing vessels still ply the waves around the world daily. Additionally, approximately 30% of the world’s oil supply comes from offshore exploration meaning a huge number of rigs, production platforms and support vessels are operating at sea.
As with any industry involving complex machinery and human interaction, accidents can, and frequently do, occur. In most instances, the root cause of casualties and incidents at sea occur due to the failure of machines, tools, systems or equipment, weather and human error. Mistakes made by workers and operators play a major role in maritime accidents, with complex investigations needed to unravel the chain of events leading to an incident. While an incident may be brief, it can leave lasting impacts, not just on the people involved, but also on the environment and ecosystem. Continue reading “Safety & Survival at Sea”
One of the most dangerous careers and hazardous professions both physically and mentally is working on an offshore oil and gas platform, because of the isolation, the extreme weather conditions, the location conditions and the operating of heavy machinery and equipment for hours at a time that can cause high risk of injuries and death. If something goes wrong on an offshore location, the results can be disastrous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its report recommends that “employers should ensure that the most stringent applicable transportation safety guidelines are followed.”
According to the UK Health and Safety Executive – (HSE), several divisions are taken as the most dangerous offshore jobs where most accidents and injuries occur, such as:
Deck Operations: There were around 39 incidents recorded from 2012 to 2014
Management and Accommodation: There were 43 death from 2013 to 2015
Oil and Gas: There were 56 incidents in 2014
Maintenance and Construction: There were 76 recorded injuries in this sector from 2014 to 2015
Drilling and Production: From 2014 to 2015, 19 incidents were recorded offshore UK and there is no evidence that current drilling safety measures are protecting drill operators
In most of these divisions, the heavy machinery and the high speed of the equipment used are a constant source of potential hazard. Oil and gas leaks that have led to major explosions, as in the case of Piper Alpha and Deepwater Horizon, are particularly lethal and devastate the local marine environment.
Safety should always be the number one concern of both employers and employees when working offshore. When safety becomes a secondary thought, serious accidents, injuries and even death can occur.
The human hands are an exceptional feat of engineering. Made up of complex interactions between bones, muscles and ligaments, they are our most important tools for interacting with the world around us. Our hands are in constant use, involved in almost every task we do on a daily basis, often without even thinking about it, making our hands very vulnerable to injury.
Even minor injuries to our hands can have a disproportionate impact when compared to minor injuries to another part of our body, because our hands are always in use. Consider a simple cut to the index finger vs a cut to your arm. Both will hurt, with a cut to the arm, you will bandage it and likely forget about it. A cut to the finger, however, will cause frequent discomfort as you carry out your tasks; Washing your hands, typing an email, preparing a meal, all basic things you do daily but you will be constantly reminded of the injury due to pain, discomfort or reduced mobility due to the wound.
Samson Tiara is delighted to announce that our training partners, Aberdeen Drilling International, are now offering IWCF accredited Drilling Well Control and Well Intervention Pressure Control courses with the use of their distance-learning, virtual classrooms.
Their digital platform facilitates Instructor-led teaching with live presentations, interactive breakout sessions on virtual whiteboards, virtual team activities, and online assessments and quizzes, all from the safety & comfort of your own home or work-space.
With classes conducted weekly, all delegates will be fully supported by the team at Aberdeen Drilling International for any questions or queries throughout the training.
Your home is your sanctuary; it’s where your family is, where you carry out many of your hobbies and where you rest your body and soul after a long day at work. But while it may be a sanctuary, this does not mean it is completely safe. One of the biggest risks to safety in the home is fire and almost 60% of fires in the home begin in the kitchen. A simple grease fire while cooking can grow exponentially and engulf your entire home if not handled correctly. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to how you carry out tasks in the kitchen and Samson Tiara is happy to share these 10 tips are here to help keep you safe.
PT Samson Tiara and its sister company, Samson Tiara Wiguna, are working with Wild Geese Group and UARD to deliver new and exciting professional education for our clients.
The NOCN Accredited Emergency Response and Risk Management (ERRM) programmes from Diploma up to Masters will be a first of it’s kind and we are excited to see all the hard work in developing these programmes coming together.
While these numbers are based on US research, the cost of injury to workers is still a major concern for most employers the world over. Competency based safety training that addresses common risks in your workplace should always be a high priority.
Samson Tiara is always here to assist in keeping your workforce safe and injury free. Feel free to contact our marketing staff at email@example.com for more information.