As of December 31, 2020, Energy Safety Canada will no longer offer Safety Management & Regulatory Awareness (SARA) for Wellsite Supervision. To ensure new competency requirements of the revised Industry Recommended Practice (IRP) 7 are met, students should instead enrol in Supervisor Leadership for Health and Safety in the Workplace.
IRP 7 was re-written and sanctioned by the Drilling and Completions Committee (DACC) in April 2019. The document has undergone significant changes, including a new title: Competencies for Critical Roles in Drilling and Completion Operations. The revised IRP does not include a list of training or certification requirements as training alone does not equate to competency – discuss with your employer to determine which course is required. The document identifies a process to assist organizations in developing a competency management system to prevent critical outcomes at the wellsite.
SARA had a two-year expiration certificate. Supervisor Leadership does not expire. SARA is not fully supportive of the new IRP 7 guideline. Supervisor Leadership fully supports IRP 7 and offers further leadership development opportunities.
On Dec 31, 2019, in classroom SARA was discontinued. As of December 31, 2020, Energy Safety Canada will no longer offer the Safety Management and Regulatory Awareness Refresher (SARA) online course. To ensure new competency requirements of the revised Industry Recommended Practice (IRP) 7 are met, new or returning students will be registered in the Supervisor Leadership for Health and Safety in the Workplace course.