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In answer to member requests, IADC has organized its first Behaviour Based Safety Workshop, an interactive event to be held on 20 April, the day before IADC Drilling HSE Middle East 2009 (21-22 April, Abu Dhabi).

To ensure that each workshop participant can optimize participation, the workshop is limited to 35 attendees. (There is no such limitation on the 21-22 April conference, however.)

IADC and its global membership consistently support the ongoing effort for world-class safety performance in the oil and gas industry. The variety of disciplines considered (both technical & behavioural) in the quest for the ideal safety culture has been extensive, and nobody has been more involved in the process than the global drilling community.

Behavioural workshop to precede IADC Drilling HSE Middle East 2009

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At the Abu Dhabi conference in April, IADC has asked associate member STC Global Ltd to deliver an interactive workshop to reinforce the importance of getting the right attitudes to safety in place.

The event will focus on creating an awareness and understanding of the consequences that an organisation faces as a result of poor safety performance – consequences that last a long time and affect people, budgets, operations and reputation.

Typical of STC’s approach to learning, the workshop will be very practical – with teams working together to demonstrate key messages in a fun and memorable way. Participants are asked to arrive at the workshop with an open mind and a willingness to participate.

STC is a Scottish-based international training company. Since its formation in 1996, it has delivered learning solutions that encompass leadership and management development, project and business management, coaching and mentoring, safety and a broad range of other professional disciplines.

IADC Drilling HSE Middle East 2009 will follow the workshop and address its theme, “Leading Behavioural Change in a ‘Green Hat’ World,” through a series of presentations and speakers.

Building leaders and ensuring competency is a formidable challenge as the global wellsite industry expands its ranks like never before. Not only will the industry’s ranks of entry-level personnel surge, but the new reality means people will advance to supervisory levels at an unprecedented rate, despite having less experience than in the past.

This translates to a “Green Hat” world at multiple levels in the drilling and completion industry.

IADC Drilling HSE Middle East seeks to help industry develop strategies to develop leaders and build competency quickly and efficiently, as well as mold behaviours to improve safety performance.

For more information, contact Anne Otten, IADC.

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