A recently launched mobile application means that offshore workers will for the first time be able to access their training records at the touch of a button wherever they are in the world.
Free TRAIN-R mobile app
Oil and gas skills organisation OPITO has developed the free TRAIN-R mobile app so workers in any international location are better able to plan and track their OPITO training via an iPhone or iPad to ensure their safety and competency certification is always up to date.
The global industry can verify training records through OPITO’s Central Register and the Vantage system to track personnel working offshore. Individual workers, however, have to date not been able to access the secure database, relying instead on keeping their own records or receiving notification from their employers.
The OPITO TRAIN-R app allows them to access a personalised calendar of their OPITO training and assessment programmes from anywhere around the world at any time, ensuring they are able to remain up to date and compliant with whatever training is needed for their specific role onshore or offshore.
Nearest approved centre
It will also provide information on the network of OPITO-approved training providers in 40 countries around the world so they can quickly find their nearest approved centre.
With as much as 80% of the estimated 1.5 million oil and gas workers worldwide employed on a contracting basis, the app is expected to deliver tangible benefits to both industry employees and employers.
The OPITO TRAIN-R app is available to download from the App Store or via www.opito.com.
Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn
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