Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Training Programs

IADC Rig Pass

  • This course is IADC accredited and is the initial safety awareness that any person needs to have before entering a rig location.
  • Provides a basic understanding of how rigs operate, and focuses on all safety aspects (in general) that a new hire needs to consider. Some of the safety topics are Housekeeping, incident reporting, smoking policy, PPE awareness, Hazcom, Hazwopper, Permit to Work System, fall protection, LO-TO System, confined space awareness, fire awareness, rig alarms, muster points, etc. Second day is dedicated for Rigger training.
  • Goals: To acquire the necessary safety awareness for new hires, especially those non-experienced.
  • Suggested Audience: All new hires.
  • Materials and instructions available in English, Spanish


Fire Prevention and Control

  • Designed to develop Fire Teams among rig personnel/crews.
  • Team Leaders learn different leadership and communications skills while working within an Incident Command System as well as methods to motivate and deliver different training techniques.
  • Team Members learn the different principles of fire fighting as well as associated equipment and handling procedures for handling the equipment.
  • Goals:
    • At the end of this course members should be able to initiate proper fire fighting techniques and procedures, as well as setting up Incident Command Systems.
    • Provide participants with theoretical, practical knowledge and skills to operate effectively in an emergency.
  • Suggested Audience: All supervisors and industrial emergency responders.
  • Materials available in Spanish and English
  • Location: Richmond Fire Training Grounds, Richmond, TX.


CPR and First Aid Training

  • Core program designed to prepare individuals to respond and provide basic care to sick or injured people.
  • Training includes instructions and hands-on use of automatic external defibrillators (AED), CPR, bleeding control and shock management. Supplemental programs in blood-borne pathogens, Emergency Oxygen for the Workplace and Pediatric emergency care are also available to be used in conjunction with or independently .
  • Goals: To acquire the necessary ability to effectively administer aid to a person with airway, breathing or circulatory problem.
  • Suggested audience: All supervisors and industrial first aid providers.
  • Material available in Spanish and English


Shipyard Competent Person

  • Intended for personnel working in shipyard environments, providing the participants safety awareness for confined space entry, limitations, atmospheric monitoring and the required knowledge of OSHA 1915.
  • Goals
    • Provide participants with the awareness of safe vessel entries in a shipyard environment.
    • The ability to calibrate and utilize atmospheric monitoring equipment
  • Suggested Audience: All barge and shipyard personnel
  • Material available in Spanish and English


Coaching the Lift Truck Operator

  • Participants go through a class, videos, safety bulletins, a written test, and must prove their abilities by inspecting and driving a forklift, picking up a load, driving with a load, and safely depositing the load. Course is validated by the NSC and meets OSHA requirements for forklift certification.
  • Goals
    • Learn how to perform a forklift pre-use inspection.
    • Participant’s awareness on safety procedures and limitations during the operation of a forklift
    • Demonstrate sufficient driving abilities and follow-up safety procedures during the hands-on skill assessment.
  • Suggested Audience: All forklift operator prospect
  • Material available in Spanish and English


H2S Training

  • Focuses on characteristics, levels of concentration and threat levels of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). Also includes SCBA training in which the student practices donning an air pack as quickly as possible.
  • Goals:
    • Provide the student with a high level of awareness related to H2S.
    • Student will be able to don an SCBA either for rescue or for escape.
  • Suggested Audience: All Rig personnel


Medic First Aid Instructor

  • To prepare personnel to instruct the Medic First Aid course
  • Suggested audience: First Aid providers
  • Materials available in English, Spanish


Rigger Training

  • Designed to meet the API RP 2D and MMS requirements for offshore crane riggers
  • Suggested audience: Crane Operators, Roustabouts, Floormen, any person that may handle a lift/sling
  • Materials available in English, Spanish


Defensive Driving

  • Designed for all personnel driving company vehicles, and helps any other students that wish to improve their driving skills.
  • Course utilizes videos and practical exercises; at the end, driver needs to demonstrate driving skills by performing a commentary driving; then some feedback from the instructor helps the participants to improve their abilities for defensive driving.
  • Goals:
    • Student will recognize the needs and benefits of defensive driving, by identifying risks and unsafe conditions in the vehicle and on the road.
    • Student shall demonstrate skill performance during commentary driving.
  • Suggested Audience: All personnel driving company vehicles
  • Materials and class available in Spanish and English


Leadership and Supervision

  • Course designed to help new frontline supervisors develop essential leadership skills. Focus on development of people skills, technical skills, administrative skills and communication. By achieving this, company and employee benefit together.
  • Goals
    • Develop behavioral tendencies in the participant, enabling understanding how their behavior affects others’ performance.
    • Respect, appreciate, understand and value individual differences
    • Enhance strategies promoting teamwork and productivity.
    • Increase participant’s effectiveness by improving relationships with others.
  • Suggested Audience: All supervisors (Managers, Tool Pushers, Drillers, Sr. Mechanics and Electricians, etc.)
  • Materials and course available in Spanish, English and Russian


Environmental Safety Compliance

  • Course is based on CFR regulations for industrial facilities
  • Safety Statistics
  • Emergency Evacuation/Station Bills
  • Required Permits
  • CFR Training and Research
  • MMS (PINC) List
  • BOP Testing Requirements
  • N.P.D.E.C. (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System)
  • Drilling Self Review Checklist
  • Reporting
  • Miscellaneous Compliance
  • Suggested audience: Superintendents, Rig Managers, Tool Pushers, Drillers, Floormen, Roustabouts
  • Materials available in English


Norm Surveyor

  • Course based on Louisiana DEQ Regulations
  • Characteristics of Radiation
  • Units of dose and quantity of radioactivity
  • Levels of radiation from radioactive sources
  • Methods of minimizing radiation doses
    • Working Time
    • Working Distance
    • Shielding
    • Respiratory Precautions
    • Use of protective clothing
  • Use of radiation survey instruments
    • Operation
    • Calibration
    • Limitations
  • Survey Techniques
  • Suggested audience: Rig Managers, Tool Pushers, Safety Training Supervisors
  • Materials available in English


Confined Space

  • This course mitigates hazards that are encountered when entering a confined space. Duties for the entrant, the attendant, the entry supervisor and the rescue team are clearly defined. Permit to work and LO-TO system is stressed as well.
  • Students perform a confined space entry practice followed by a non-entry rescue.
  • Goals: To acquire the necessary ability to conduct confined space entries safe.
  • Suggested Audience: All personnel involved in confine space entries.
  • Material available in Spanish and English


DROPS (Derrick Dropped Object Prevention)

  • Teaches rig personnel to visually recognize potential hazards that might result in dropped objects. DROPS are one of the leading causes of fatalities within the oil industry and this session provides tools to prevent serious injuries or fatalities.
  • Goals:
    • Identify the potential hazards and their injury capabilities.
    • Evaluate DROPS incidents within the oil industry.
    • Identify procedures and policies to ensure DROPS prevention.
  • Suggested Audience: All rig personnel
  • Classes available in English and Spanish


Incident Investigation

  • Gives students basic skills for gathering evidence after an incident with the intent of preventing reoccurrence
  • Goals
    • Provide investigation techniques to include interviewing, photography, scene assessment and control, data collection (documentation).
    • Develop reports that are legible, comprehensive and high quality. Implement all recommendations according to the QMS.
  • Suggested Audience: Supervisors
  • Materials available in English and Spanish



  • Designed to accredit personnel in the safe use of the Manlift, based on OSHA regulations, ANSI standards and manufacturer recommendations.
  • Classroom and hands-on training is combined including pre-use inspections, safety requirements before and during Manlift operations, Permit to Work system, Fall Protection Program and Company Vehicle policies.
  • Goals: At the end of this course members should be able to perform pre-use inspections and operate a Manlift of any particular brand, following manufacturer recommendations.
  • Suggested Audience: All personnel involved during Manlift operations.
  • Materials available in Spanish and English