The Industry Safety Induction is for New Starts.  Experienced Workers can complete an Experienced Worker Declaration Form as evidence that they are not required to complete the ISI prior to starting work.  Since the ISI requirements ‘went live’ in WA/NT on 1 January 2020, the most frequently asked questions we have received relate to “What is an Experienced Worker?” and “How does an Experienced Worker get on site?” Read on to find out everything that you need to know about Experienced Workers and the ISI. 

Safer Together has produced a short video to help companies and their workers understand how the ISI fits into our Industry’s on-boarding process.

The ISI Specification defines an Experienced Worker as:

An Experienced Worker is anyone who has worked for at least 12 months within the last 2 years in the Australian Oil and Gas E&P Industry.  To guide implementation:

  • An Experienced Worker would include someone with more than 5 years in the Australian Oil and Gas E&P Industry AND who has not been out of the industry for more than 3 years
  • For major downstream turnaround (non-live facility) events, an Experienced Worker could include anyone who has worked in the Australian Oil and Gas E&P Industry for more than 6 months in the last 2 years.  This would recognise the differing risk profile associated with major turnaround events as well as the more transient nature of the workforce. 

Our ISI FAQs provide further guidance:

Note: the employing organisation makes the determination as to whether, or not, a worker is ‘Experienced’ and therefore does not need to undertake the ISI (in accordance with the Experienced Worker definition and guidance contained in the Industry Safety Induction Specification).

To help employing organisations make this determination we have prepared a simple “How To Guide”.

Click here for more information about the ISI.

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