A key element of the work involved reviewing current training documentation, observations and workshops, to identify required competencies for successful Gas Escape Management.
The identification of these competencies was used to develop a one-day training program. The training was highly interactive and covered: risk based decision making and procedures to manage safety; practical exercises to help FCOs practice gas escape management; and take away messages and job-aids to help FCOs apply risk decision making to gas escape management.
A key aspect of the training program was the use of practical exercises to help FCOs develop competence in using procedures and managing gas escapes. The practical exercises were desktop scenarios and group activities that helped FCOs practice relevant skills and also allowed the facilitators (Greenstreet Berman) to observe FCO behaviour and provide feedback on how well each person demonstrated competence and where improvements could be made.