What makes a good wellsite supervisor? Every day they’re responsible for the efficiency of wellsite operations, the safety of workers and the public, and environmental protection. They must also be relied on to handle the unexpected and deal with emergencies.
Skill-building for wellsite supervisors
Experience and training go hand in hand when it comes to creating the necessary skillset for more effective supervisors. But how can you equip your crew leaders for the unexpected, or emergencies? After all, in a crisis your workers are almost certainly dealing with situations they’ve never seen before. That’s where experiential, hands-on training comes in. The benefits include:
- Repetition. Repeated practice helps build confidence and ensures that your supervisors are competetent in every aspect of their job.
- Emergency preparedness. Hands-on training allows workers to practice for unusual situations, so that they are prepared to act quickly and decisively even in the face of the unexpected.
- A controlled environment. Practice in a simulator allows workers to learn skills in a risk-free environment.
That’s why Enform invested in 30 Well Control VI training systems for our Nisku and Calgary training facilities. The systems use “virtual instructor” technology and are designed specifically for continued training for experienced wellsite supervisors. Each simulation is loaded with up to 120 interactive and simulated lessons providing an opportunity for workers to perfect their well control skills in a stress-free, safe environment.
During the five-day Second Line Supervisor’s Well Control Course, workers spend four days in the classroom, using the simulations with a highly qualified, field-experienced instructor. On the fifth day they take a written examination as well as a live test well examination. They will also have the opportunity to see the result of kick flaring in the distance, from the test well classroom in the flare pit/stack.
The wellsite supervisor’s courses are just some of the hands-on, experiential training programs available at Enform’s Nisku facility. To learn more, check out this previous blog post: Hands on safety training is as real as it gets.