PEC SEMS Workshops for Contractors: Meeting the Customer's Needs

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The PEC one-day SEMS workshops will give contractors a simple way to understand the new Safety and Environmental Management System requirements for offshore oil and gas companies.

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Offshore companies want to show their commitment to safety and protecting the environment.

Service companies that work for offshore oil and gas companies now have a simple and cost-effective way to make sure their managers and staff understand the new safety management requirements known as Safety and Environmental Management Systems, or SEMS.    PEC, one of the leaders in energy sector safety training, is now offering one-day workshops to help contractors meet their customers' expectations on SEMS. The goal of these workshops is to provide the tools to meet the nuts-and-bolts of the new rules.

“As we have talked to offshore contractors, two things have been clear. First, they want to be able to meet their customer’s expectations on SEMS and to show their commitment to safety and protecting the environment,” according to Ken Wells, PEC Director of Special Projects. “Second, they are realizing just how many people within the company need to know about SEMS in order to work with their customers. Salespeople need to know the requirements when they book a job. Managers and operations supervisors need to know how it affects their procedures, equipment maintenance and personnel requirements. HSE and training professionals need to be able to provide a variety of information. Office personnel need to know how to manage records and documentation.”

Wells says that PEC has spent several months talking to offshore oil and gas companies, reviewing their SEMS plan requirements and interviewing contractors in order to prepare for the one-day workshops.

Registration information can be found at

Who should attend:

  •     Managers who need to know what SEMS will mean to their company.
  •     HSE and training professionals who have a leading role in meeting SEMS requirements.
  •     Sales staff and other customer representatives who need to understand the customer's needs on SEMS.
  •     Supervisors and operations personnel who need to make sure the company is complying with SEMS offshore.
  •     Office staff who need to manage SEMS recordkeeping and documentation.

What the workshop will cover:

  •     What goes into an operator's SEMS plan.
  •     How to meet the operator's needs as a contractor.
  •     The different ways individual operators interpret SEMS and how contractors can sort out those differences.

Participants can attend one of PEC's regularly scheduled SEMS workshop classes in Lafayette, Houston or Mandeville for $495 per student. Members of PEC Premier's Contractor Assistance Program (CAP) and PEC’s approved instructors receive a discount allowing them to attend for $395 per person. Companies can also schedule their own classes to train employees on their specific offshore scope of work for a special discounted fee.

To register or for more information go to and click on the SEMS tab. Call PEC at 800-892-8179 with any questions.

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