Delivering quality training programs that:
- Maintain compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements
- Enable continuous improvement mindset
- Are effectively tailored to the corporation priorities and goals
Ensuring field personnel are properly qualified to meet corporate, industry and regulatory requirements under 49 CFR is a significant challenge to energy companies. Training can be one of the most difficult parts of an operator’s compliance program, requiring a significant investment in facilities, logistics, and people’s time. In addition, training contractors to work on facilities can be an overwhelming process.
G2-IS has a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements and protocols of 49 CFR 190 through 199 and Subpart 40 regulations, as well as many state and local requirements. Many members of the G2-IS team of subject matter experts have worked for operators or the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and all have decades of experience working with PHMSA, FERC, and BSEE regulatory requirements.
G2-IS staff works first to identify the areas where training is required or needed. Then, in collaboration with the operator’s stakeholders, the staff will create a holistic program in the following main areas:
- Control Room Management (CRM): G2-IS experts with years of service dedicated to the development and implementation of CRM training programs can offer both in-house and virtual training sessions in order to meet regulatory requirements.
- Code-Specific Training: G2-IS can help operators develop internal training programs around Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Emergency Response, or other programs to ensure personnel have been properly trained according to the procedures.
- Operator Qualifications (OQ): Development of OQ plans and continuous qualification across multiple covered tasks continues to be one of the most critical elements of training for operators. G2-IS can develop, implement, and continuously monitor OQ plans and employee qualifications.
The G2-IS team brings industry experience and regulatory insights to OQ, CRM, and other code-specific topics to meet the essential training requirements of utilities and oil and gas operators. Key elements include:
- Tailored training: Develop training program(s) to match each company’s specific assets and operations.
- Program design: Create training modules and testing for initial qualification and requalification.
- Certificate of completion: Issue approved documentation for completed training.
- Optimized tracking: Utilize database and tools such as Microsoft PowerBI® to assess the effectiveness of client programs and potential improvement areas.
- Measurement metrics: Deliver comprehensive success/failure statistics for client employees and contractors.