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Enform introduces streamlined Oilfield Driver Awareness course to meet industry needs

May 1, 2014

New course replaces General Oilfield Driver Improvement and Light Duty Vehicle

CALGARY - Enform, the safety association for Canada's upstream oil and gas industry, introduces a new, streamlined course for professional drivers called Oilfield Driver Awareness. The course will replace the existing General Oilfield Driver Improvement (GODI) and Light Duty Vehicle (LDV) courses. The new course will have a greater focus on developing effective driver behaviour and helping drivers maintain an attitude of safety when they are behind the wheel. The course will launch on July 2, 2014.

"As part of our commitment to helping our industry succeed at health and safety, we regularly evaluate and update our course offerings to ensure we are meeting the industry's evolving needs," says Kolby Walters, Program Manager with Enform. "The new Oilfield Driver Awareness course will help professional drivers further develop their knowledge and skills before, during and after their trip to ensure they never lose sight of safety."

Guided by the six industry associations, the decision was made to revise the driver training offering from two courses - General Oilfield Driver Improvement and Light Duty Vehicle - into one course. Provincial agencies are aware of updated course and will be accepting the Oilfield Driver Awareness certificate as a replacement for the GODI or LDV certificate.

If an individual currently holds a valid General Oilfield Driver Improvement or Light Duty Vehicle certificate no action is required. Once their certificate expires they will be required to take the new Oilfield Driver Awareness program.

The demerit reduction process for the GODI or LDV certificate will continue to be available for Oilfield Driver Awareness certificate.

The course duration is eight hours and includes a fee of $150.

To learn more about the Oilfield Driver Awareness course or to find out the pre-requisites for becoming an instructor, visit our website at enform.ca/ODA.

For more information, please contact:
Kolby Walters, B.A.
Program Manager, Health and Safety Training, Team Lead Nisku
P 780.955.6002
E kolby [dot] walters [at] enform [dot] ca

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