Petrofac trains Grampian police in major emergency management

6 August 2009

Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities service provider, is providing major emergency management (MEM) training to Grampian Police to provide a greater insight into major emergency management in the energy industry.

The industry continues to share information, advice and learning from previous major incidents in order to further enhance safety and improvements in dealing with such events. In support of this, Petrofac’s Training Services provides the theory to help prepare delegates for an incident but also crucially brings these potential scenarios to life; replicating the same sights, sounds, and stresses experienced during a major emergency.

Sergeant Fay Tough, of Grampian Police’s energy and protective security unit (EPSU), says: “Our unit works directly with offshore installation managers (OIMS) during an incident to support them to take control and manage an emergency effectively and efficiently. By undertaking this training we are gaining invaluable first-hand experience of, and insight into, the pressures OIMs have to deal with during a crisis.”

Gordon Caird, operations manager, Europe and The Americas for Training Services says: “We strive to deliver the most applicable and realistic training experiences to all our customers, and are delighted to build on existing relations with Grampian Police by providing this relevant experience; assisting in the development and preparation of this unit. I am confident this training will benefit the officers hugely in their work to support the industry during an emergency .”

Grampian Police’s sergeant Tough and Ross Zaccarini, energy industry liaison officer, are undertaking the four-day course this week at Petrofac’s training centre in Montrose.