OPITO Online Certification Validation Checker Launched

OPITO Launches Online Certificate Validation Checker

Today OPITO informed training centres around the world that they have launched a new tool, the OPITO Certificate Validation Checker.

While PT Samson Tiara has long maintained a certificate checker on our website for all certificates we issue, OPITO or otherwise, OPITO hopes that this tool will change the way Centres, Operators, HR Teams, Recruiters, Supply Chain and the general workforce access information relating to the validation of all OPITO certification.

This tool will be accessible 24/7, allowing certificate validity to be confirmed within any time zone.

To access this new tool you can visit: https://www.thehubopito.com/public/validate

Samson Tiara Resumes First Aid & Firefighting CSR Programme for High School (SMA / SMK) Students

Samson Tiara Resumes First Aid & Firefighting CSR Programme for High School (SMA / SMK) Students

Samson Tiara is delighted to announce the resumption of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme which aims to provide participating high school students essential knowledge and skills in basic first aid and firefighting.

Recognising the importance of equipping the youth of today with the necessary knowledge to respond to emergencies and to be proactive members of their community, we are eager to resume this programme that was unfortunately paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Educational, Social & Community Benefits

Through the learning of basic first aid skills, students have the potential to make a significant difference in the event of an emergency. During this programme, students will learn how to respond appropriately to incidents or accidents, such as performing CPR, controlling bleeding, treating burns, and aiding a choking victim. These skills can be applied to a range of situations, including sports injuries, car accidents, mishaps around the house or workplace, and even natural disasters. By learning these skills, students can become more confident and capable if confronted with an emergency and can potentially save the lives of those around them. Continue reading “Samson Tiara Resumes First Aid & Firefighting CSR Programme for High School (SMA / SMK) Students”

Using Drones To Aid In Firefighting

Using Drones To Aid In Firefighting

In many cases, Drones can be an invaluable resource when dealing with fire. In the Oil And Gas Industry, when fitted with an infrared camera, they can be especially helpful in dealing with:

      • Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) fires
      • Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) fires
      • Natural Gas leaks

Drones And Fire

Drones can play an important role in speeding up the sizing up of the fire in industry, commercial, and even house fires. In commercial buildings and industrial complexes, a Drone can fly around the burning object, but it is a building or a vessel, and give the operator a good idea of the size of the fire and the temperatures they are facing. This can happen much faster and more accurately than a manual size-up. With this information, the PIC can more accurately determine how much equipment is needed, how many fire streams and water volumes are necessary, how many personnel need to be available, and the best way to attack the fire.

During the fire fighting operations, Supervisory Personnel can monitor the situation with a Drone. The information can be relayed back to a Command And Control Center in real-time, enabling them to monitor the effectiveness of the attack, see any secondary fires that might break out, and monitor personnel that is assisting with the operation. This information is also available to the On-Scene PIC so decisions can be made in real-time. Continue reading “Using Drones To Aid In Firefighting”

Safety In Confined Space

A confined space is typically defined as a space that is not designed for continuous occupancy and is difficult to enter and exit. They are typically small, enclosed areas with limited ventilation, making them hazardous to workers. Some examples of confined spaces include tanks, pits, chimneys, silos, underground sewers, pipelines, tunnels, wells, and storage bins. Confined spaces may have only one entry or exit point and may pose numerous risks to people working in these environments.

It is of vital importance that those working in confined space environments have a thorough understanding of the associated hazards and safety measures to mitigate those hazards. Continue reading “Safety In Confined Space”

PT Samson Tiara Receives OPITO Approval for Compressed Air Emergency Breathing (CA-EBS) Training

CA-EBS Opito Approval

PT Samson Tiara is pleased to announce it has received OPITO approval for Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) training. The first provider in Indonesia to attain OPITO approval for CA-EBS, this training will be conducted both as a standalone course for those who already have a recently completed BOSIET, T-BOSIET, FOET or T-FOET as well as an add-on option for those courses.

All available courses which will cover CA-EBS include:

      • Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Initial Deployment Training – 5902
      • Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) – 5750
      • Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) Digital Delivery – 5752
      • Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) – 5850
        Tropical BOSIET with CA-EBS – 5508
      • Tropical BOSIET with CA-EBS and Travel Safely by Boat – 5509
      • Tropical FOET with CA-EBS – 5194
      • Tropical FOET with CA-EBS and Further Travel Safely by Boat – 5927
      •  Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) with Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) – 5295
      • Tropical HUET with CA-EBS – 5929

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Workplace Safety Training

Work Place Safety Training

Accidents in the workplace can have devastating effects, from serious injury to employees, damage or total loss of equipment, and lost productivity and earning potential.

Workplace Safety Training is one of the most important ways companies can minimise the risk of workplace accidents. Training employees about workplace safety, how to identify hazards, how to mitigate hazards, and how to react and respond in case of an accident can greatly reduce both the risk of accidents occurring and their potential severity.

Samson Tiara provides a range of safety courses to help improve the competency and safety awareness of your workforce. Most of our courses can be delivered in your own workplace in surroundings your workforce are familiar with or at our award winning training centre. To further aid our customers during the COVID-19 period we can also deliver the theoretical elements of most courses online to minimise face-to-face contact. Continue reading “Workplace Safety Training”

Preparing for Success When Working & Learning Online

Preparing for Success When Working & Learning Online

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.

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Safety & Survival at Sea

Safety and Survival at Sea

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”

Safety & Survival in the Offshore Industry

Safety & Survival in the Offshore Industry

Working On Offshore Can Be Dangerous 

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.

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The Importance of Hand Safety

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.

Due to the importance of our hands in our day to day lives, it is important that we do everything we can to protect them from injury, especially in the workplace. Continue reading “The Importance of Hand Safety”