Category - Training

COMPEX EX01-04 TRAINING

COMPEX 01-04 HAZARDOUS AREA COMPETENCY TRAINING Working safely in a potentially explosive atmospheres is crucial. At the OCS Training Institute, the goal is to provide the training and skills essential to help companies in a wide array of industries operate safely and efficiently. One of the OCS training courses is CompEx Ex01-04, which provides the […]

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Hazardous Area Training: 500 505 API RP

Background of  500-505 500 and 505 are recommended practices classified into individual categories. The API Recommended Practice 500 (RP 500) is Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities. they are classified as Class 1, Divison 1, and Division 2. RP 500 is referred to as the division system. It provides […]

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Offshore Drilling: Under The Sea

It’s common for the majority of people to know about Disney classical films especially the catchy song of  The Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea”. However only few of us have a basic understanding of the real “Under the Sea “habitant which are Rigs. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work on an oil rig? Well it is quite […]

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Dangers of Combustible Dust

What is a combustible dust? Many workers are not aware that there are fire and explosion hazards posed by many different combustible dusts. Metals like aluminum and magnesium, along with wood, coal, plastic, sugar, flour, paper, and certain textile materials can pose a fire or explosion hazard when present in fine dust. These dusts can […]

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Developing Skilled and Competent Workers

“Competence” is a combination of someone who has the capability, experience, skills, including a good attitude that an individual must obtain and demonstrate  in order to meet the performance standards onshore/offshore. Although the primary use in the international oil, gas and energy industry continues to be the identification and closure of skill and knowledge gaps, new applications and technologies are emerging. Thus, […]

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Assembly Instructions for Cable Gland 453 Exd IIC Gb

Cable glands may be used on all types of electrical power, control, instrumentation, data and telecommunications cables. They are used as a sealing and termination device to ensure that the characteristics of the enclosure which the cable enters can be maintained adequately. The 501/453/Universal cable gland provides two independent seals on armoured, elastomer and plastic […]

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4 Things to Look for in a High Voltage Switchboard Room

Making personal contact with any electrical voltage especially at high voltage levels can potentially be lethal, as a result, when working in an electrical High Voltage (HV) switchboard room, you should know what to look for.  The risk to anyone working in HV areas is greatly focused by careful application of sensible general and company safety regulations and […]

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5 Ways to Stay Safe in a High Voltage Hazardous Area

A safe work environment is not always enough to control all potential high voltage electrical hazards. Careful planning and adequate safety procedures are essential to prevent contact with equipment under test. Do you know how to minimize the possibility of an electrical incident? Below are a few ways you can protect yourself when working in a high voltage […]

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Best Practices To Prevent a Dropped Object Incident

If you work in oil and gas worksites, you are more than likely aware of the possibility of a falling object on and offshore (DROPS). Incidents occur when there is a lack of knowledge regarding safety procedures and guidelines especially in potentially hazardous or high severity areas. The article will explain DROPS and some of the best practices you […]

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OCS Group’s Lunch and Learn: Arc Flash

You might have heard of the term “Arc Flash”, but what is it exactly? And why is it so important for safety professionals to be responsible and completely aware of what the issues are with electrical arc flash safety? It is imperative to learn and be alert at all times when handling electrical equipment to […]

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