From 1 July 2016, all new industry starters are required to satisfactorily complete the Industry Safety Induction prior to working on the development or operation of any facilities in the Queensland Natural Gas exploration and production industry.
The Industry Safety Induction is a 1 day training course. The course ensures that participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to operate safely in their roles as they enter the Industry. Topics include:
- Introduction to the Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry
- General overview of legislation and duty of care obligations
- Workplace hazards and risks
- Communicating about hazards and risks in the workplace
- Expectations of safe workplace behaviour
The course has a single objective. To help keep people safe at work.
The Queensland Natural Gas E&P Industry is rapidly evolving with more than 200 operating and contracting companies and over 10,000 workers. As companies, we are all different. But as an industry we face similar challenges. We operate in Queensland’s vast land, use similar technologies and face common personal and process safety risks. Above all, we place safety as our highest priority.
The Industry needs a common induction program because:
- We have targeted a Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate of less than 1 by 2018. A key component of achieving this target will be the competence and behaviour of industry personnel. This starts with the induction process.
- Many Contractors work for several Operators, often on various sites. This leads to duplication, cost inefficiencies and potential confusion via mixed messages when delivering safety inductions to workers as they move from client to client and site to site.
The Industry Safety induction is aimed at new industry starters. A ‘new starter’ is anyone who has not worked for at least 12 months within the last 2 years in the Queensland Natural Gas Exploration and Production industry.
Industry Safety Induction courses are conducted at training venues in: Brisbane; Gladstone; Roma; Chinchilla; Dalby and Toowoomba.
From 1 July 2016, all new industry starters are required to satisfactorily complete the Industry Safety Induction prior to starting work in the Queensland Natural Gas exploration and production industry.