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“Having a well trained emergency response organization, with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to quickly mitigate a minor to serious emergency situation, will usually prevent what could otherwise become a catastrophic event that attracts national media attention.”

PetroSafe offers a series of industrial incident management, leadership, fire fighting, hazmat, rescue and basic medical training programs to help our customers respond safely and effectively to emergencies. We also offer a complete package of training services to manage, schedule, provide and track emergency response training for every member of the emergency response organization to develop and maintain the required competencies and ensure compliance and with OSHA, EPA and NFPA requirements. For more information on PetroSafe training programs and services; and to schedule your training, pleaser call us toll free at 1-866-642-8318. You won’t be disappointed!

COMPETENCY IS OR GOAL …
SEE OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS LISTED BELOW

NO BORING CLASSROOM SESSIONS
Classroom sessions are lively and employ a technique of leading questions and discovery to encourage active student participation.

PetroSafe instructors are experienced industrial professionals with years of hands-on field experience in all areas of industrial emergency response. Our instructors get to know your response team and the special hazards of your workplace so the training is more realistic, personal and relevant. PetroSafe training programs are prepared and presented in a logical progression. Our presentation style employs a technique of leading questions and discovery that encourages and establishes active student participation and exchanges that keep them involved. All PetroSafe training programs are performance based and each participant must pass a written exam; as well as demonstrate individual and team skills as required by program objectives to successfully complete the programs. In addition to the programs listed below, we specialize in developing custom training programs that are designed to address the specific needs and expectations of our customers.

 

1. INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

PREPLANNING IS CRITICAL …
The resource pool for staffing an ICS organization in industry is unique. When disaster strikes, facility management and emergency response team leaders must have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to safely and effectively manage the emergency conditions; as well as the crisis situations resulting from the consequences of the event.


NIMS - Incident Management/Incident Command System for Industry
The national standard for incident management is the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the NIMS-Incident Command System (ICS). PetroSafe understands that emergency response organizations protecting industry are unique. We are the experts for integrating NIMS and NIMS-ICS concepts and principles into the unique industrial setting. Our series of industry-specific NIMS and NIMS-ICS training programs are FEMA based and designed specifically to help our industrial customers understand the application and use of NIMS and NIMS-ICS to manage emergencies and disasters that could realistically occur at their facilities. PetroSafe NIMS Programs include the following:

  • IS-700: Introduction to NIMS for Industry (8-hours)
  • IS-800: National Response Framework and Introduction (8-hours)
  • ICS-100-200: Introduction and Basic ICS for Industry (16-hours)
  • ICS 300-400: Intermediate and Advanced ICS for Industry (24-hours)
  • NIMS-ICS for the Industrial Emergency Operations Center Staff (16-hours)
  • Annual NIMS-ICS Refresher Training for Industrial EOC Staff (4 to 8-hours)
  • Annual NIMS-ICS Exercise Planning, Execution and Evaluation (varies)

Custom NIMS programs can be developed to meet your site-specific needs.

On-Scene Leadership Development Series Programs
Both OSHA and NFPA require designated emergency response team leaders, officers and commanders directing the on-scene emergency response activities to receive ongoing training that is more comprehensive than that provided to the general membership. PetroSafe leadership development series programs are designed specifically to meet these requirements. Our programs are industry-specific to develop and enhance the leadership skills and build the confidence of designated team leaders and key management personnel having responsibility for serving as On-Scene Incident Commanders, Operations Section Chiefs, Safety Officers, Division/Group Supervisors, and other leadership positions overseeing and directing the hands-on emergency response activities at the emergency scene.

  • Leadership Development Level 1 – Foundation for untested personnel (24-hours)
  • Annual Leadership Development Level 2 – Varied topics (8-hours)
  • Annual Leadership Development Level 3 – Varied topics + tabletops (16-hours)

Topics can be customized to address site-specific needs and/or vulnerabilities.

On-Scene Incident Commander/Safety Officer
This program is designed specifically for industrial facilities that do not have an organized emergency response team (fire brigade) and rely heavily on a response by the local community emergency response organization to manage emergency events. This program focuses on process safety hazards, ensuring the safety of employees, ensuring the safety of the general public; and further prepares managers/supervisors at these industrial facilities to implement ICS, establish Command near the emergency scene, and then interface with local authorities in a Unified Command ICS organizational structure to jointly manage the problem. (16-hours)

Crisis Communications and Media Relations
A critical element of effective crisis management is to ensure the people having responsibility for speaking on behalf of the company have the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively communicate with and interface with the media. The company spokesperson must project the right combination of confidence, concern, honest explanation, and urgency in finding solutions. PetroSafe crisis communications and media relations training includes exercises in which participants feel as if they are handling a real crisis in front of real journalists. PetroSafe crisis communications and media relations training can help our customers:

  • Test crisis communication plans under simulated emergency conditions
  • Develop and hone critical skills to effectively communicate under pressure
  • Handle intrusive media scrutiny with confidence and credibility
  • Prevent and limit damage to Company reputation
  • Pinpoint the personnel best suited for the assignment
  • Manage a news conference with multiple media representatives

 

2. INDUSTRIAL FIRE FIGHTING

PRACTICE AND REPETITION ARE CRITICAL …
Although each emergency will have its own unique challenges, there are some things we can do every time in the response. Using practice and repetition to develop these skills (muscle memory) can prepare responders and leaders to react and take positive action at the emergency scene without consciously thinking about it.


PetroSafe instructors are some of the best and most experienced industrial fire fighters in the petroleum industry. Our instructors know how to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to successfully respond to fires in the industrial setting. Don’t rely on the municipal fire fighters used by many training facilities to teach industrial fire fighting for your group. What we do is different! Coordinate your fire training schedule with PetroSafe and our instructors will travel with your groups to any one of the many locations offering realistic industrial fire training props. When you are spending your valuable time and your money for fire training, get the best fire training available… call PetroSafe.

Incipient Fire Fighting - Level 1
This course is designed for designated employees who may use fire fighting equipment placed in their immediate assigned work area and for employees that are part of an organized emergency response team (fire brigade) performing only Incipient Level fire fighting duties as defined by NFPA 600/1081 and OSHA 1910.156. (8-hours)

Advanced Exterior Fire Fighting - Level 2
This course is designed for employees that are part of an organized emergency response team (fire brigade) responding to a fire that is outside of an enclosed structure when the fire has advanced beyond the incipient stage. This course meets the training requirements for ERT members/fire brigade members performing Advanced Exterior Level fire fighting as defined and established by NFPA 600 and 1081. (24-hours)

Advanced Exterior Fire Team Leader - Level 3
This course is designed for industrial fire brigade/ERT leaders that have completed the Advanced Exterior Level 2 or an equivalent training program. This program focuses on command and control concepts, developing strategic objectives and directing tactical operations for safe and effective response to industrial fire emergencies. This course meets the training requirements for fire brigade/ERT leaders to meet OSHA 29 CFR –1910.156 - Subpart “L” as well as the NFPA 600 and 1081 requirements. (24-hours)

Industrial Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Series Programs
This series of programs includes several modules that can be customized for our customers to develop, hone and maintain the knowledge and skills required to safely and confidently drive and operate industrial fire apparatus specific to the industrial facility. This program addresses the key learning objectives of NFPA 1002 for training and qualifying fire apparatus driver/operators in an industrial facility. Programs are also available that include classroom instruction to help prepare students to take the state CDL driver’s license test when required. (16-40-hours)


 

3. HAZWOPER - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION IS CRITICAL …
HAZWOPER training includes classroom sessions and hands on field exercises that provide an opportunity for students to practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively respond to a release of hazardous materials.


PetroSafe provides a variety of on-site and off-site hazmat training programs for industry. Our HAZWOPER programs are designed to be consistent with the direction and learning objectives of OSHA 1910.120(q) and NFPA 472 as required for performing industry-specific hazmat operations. Our experienced instructors coupled with our practical and proven hazmat response and our training approach makes it easier for participants to learn, to remember and to apply their knowledge and skills in crisis.

Awareness Level – 1
Provides employees with knowledge and skills to recognized hazards and to contact trained emergency responders to meet the requirements of OSHA, 29 CFR, 1910.120(q). (8-hours)

Operations Level – 2
Provides employees with the knowledge and skills to identify a hazardous material, to take appropriate defensive actions to contain or control a release of hazardous materials, to protect exposures, and to contact the trained emergency responders to meet the requirements of OSHA, 29 CFR, 1910.120(q). (24-hours)

Technician Level – 3
Provides employees with the knowledge and skills required to respond to a release of hazardous materials in an offensive manner with the intent to control, contain, and stop the release using equipment, tools, and techniques for plugging, patching, etc. This program is designed to meet the requirements of OSHA, 29 CFR, 1910.120(q) and includes classroom lectures and hands on field exercises that provide an opportunity for students to practice and demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements established by the objectives for the program. To meet the intent of this OSHA regulation, all ERT members in the petroleum and chemical industries should have a minimum of 24-hours of Technician Level training. Custom programs are available to address site specific hazards. (24 or 40-hours)

Annual HAZWOPER Refresher Programs
Petrosafe HAZWOPER refresher programs are designed to provide annual refresher training as required by OSHA 1910.120(q) for response to releases of hazardous material in the industrial setting. PetroSafe HAZWOPER refresher programs include classroom instruction or a combination of classroom instruction, hands on practice, and demonstration of skills to meet the site-specific requirements. (8-16-hours)

HAZMAT Safety Officer
Provides employees with the knowledge and skills to perform duties of the Safety Officer in response to emergencies involving hazardous materials and other related hazards to meet the requirements of OSHA 1910.120(q). (8-24-hours)

HAZMAT Incident Commander
Provides employees with the knowledge and skills to perform duties of the Incident Commander in response to all types of emergencies including those involving hazardous materials and other related hazards to meet the requirements of OSHA 1910.120(q). (8-24-hours)


 

4. CONFINED SPACE/HIGH ANGLE RESCUE

MOVING THOSE TRAPPED TO A SAFE PLACE IS CRITICAL …
Confined space and high angle rope rescue training for industry includes classroom sessions, field demonstrations, exercises and hands-on practice that provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively perform these tasks.

PetroSafe provides a variety of both on-site and off site confined space and high angle rope rescue training programs for industry. Our rescue programs are designed to be consistent with the direction and learning objectives of OSHA 1910.146, 1910.147, NFPA 1670, and NFPA 1006 as required for performing industry-specific rescue operations. The practical and proven rescue techniques coupled with our training approach makes it easier for participants to learn, to remember and to apply their knowledge and skills in crisis. To ensure safety during field training and exercise activities, the class size for rescue training is limited and two qualified PetroSafe instructors are typically required for these programs.


Basic Confined Space Entry - Level 1
This basic industry-specific confined space entry program includes initial training for attendant duties, entrant duties, supervisor duties, monitors, IDLH, permit entry, lock-out/tag-out; and rescue duties and responsibilities as necessary to meet the requirements of OSHA 1910.146. (16-hours)

Industrial Rescue Technician - Level 2
This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of new and experienced industrial rescue team members as required to safely and effectively perform industry-specific Technician Level rescue operations. This industry-specific training curriculum includes topics such as performing safety systems analysis for all aspects of confined space entry and rescue; as well as lock-out/tag-out procedures, fall arrest systems, rope rescue skills, anchors, belays, hauls, lowers, pick-offs, patient packaging, medical response, team communication skills and rescue team organizational concepts. This program is weighted heavily toward practical field demonstrations, exercises, and hands-on practice with only a minimal amount of time spent in the classroom to learn and practice the basic knowledge and skills that are required to perform industrial rescue. (40-hours)

Advanced Industrial Rescue Technician - Level 3
This advanced industrial rescue program is designed for experienced Industrial Rescue Technicians. This PetroSafe program is completely scenario-based to challenge individual rescuers and the industrial rescue team in a wide variety of hands-on confined space and high angle rescue scenarios common to the industrial setting. As the program progresses, the complexity of the scenarios will gradually increase to include such problems as simulated IDLH and non-IDLH atmospheres, using chemical protective clothing and both SCBA and air-line supplied respirators. The addition of advanced techniques as well as the more complex problem-solving exercises is designed to challenge the participants and to provide them with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively function in situations where time may be a critical factor. (40-hours)

Industrial Rescue Technician - Annual Refresher
This refresher program is designed to provide the ongoing training required by both OSHA and NFPA to maintain proficiency in performing industrial rescue operations. To maintain familiarity with equipment and rescue techniques, industrial rescue teams should have the opportunity to practice their skills at least quarterly and should be provided with third party refresher training annually. This program will keep your rescue team updated with the latest techniques and information to ensure they are always technically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a safe, effective and timely response to emergencies in crisis. This program is weighted heavily toward field demonstrations, exercises and hands-on practice with a minimal amount of time spent in the classroom to refresh the basic knowledge and skills that are required to perform site-specific industrial rescue operations. (16 to 24-hours)


 

5. EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IS CRITICAL …
Having emergency response personnel trained in basic medical care with a good understanding of the tools and techniques available for stabilizing and moving injured personnel is critical to managing life safety concerns at the emergency scene.


Basic Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
PetroSafe offers entry level courses that will train responders to perform basic first aid and CPR in accordance with programs endorsed by the American Red Cross or the National Safety Council. (8-hours)

First Responder – U.S. Department of Transportation
This course is presented in accordance with programs endorsed by the U. S. Department of Transportation. The course curriculum includes automated external defibrillation (AED), immobilization techniques, splinting, airway management, resuscitation, and oxygen therapy. Participants must pass a skills evaluation and a written examto successfully complete this course. (40-hours)

 

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