Online training partnership set to benefit Australian energy industry

April 08, 2021

AMC Search, the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College, has signed a three-year partnership agreement with Kuala Lumpur based Wild Geese Group (WGG) to deliver OPITO approved Emergency Management Training for personnel in the on and offshore energy industries.

The agreement enables AMC Search to collaborate with WGG to deliver Emergency Management Training and Assessments completely online by remote delivery method for the following international standards:

  • Offshore Installation Manager Controlling Emergencies (OIM CE)
  • Control Room Operator Emergency Response (CRO ER)
  • Major Emergency Management Initial Response (MEM IR)
  • Plant Manager / Incident Commander Initial Response (PM/IC IR)

The training courses are delivered using online training and simulations that replicates realistic emergency scenarios in the energy industry and are designed to test personnel in command, control and communications and the stress related factors in the management of emergencies.

Approved by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO), the training simulations use scenarios based on representative Company Safety Case and Emergency Response Plans, thereby ensuring that people are stress tested in ultra-realistic conditions.

“This is an Australian first and provides the energy industry with a convenient and flexible training solution to ensure Emergency Control Rooms are operating at peak performance to manage a critical incident should it occur” said Dean Cook, AMC Search CEO.

“Partnering with the WGG is a dynamic move for AMC Search as they have an impressive international reputation for being pioneers in delivering innovative Emergency Management training solutions for the international energy industry both for several international standards and bespoke to any client’s needs.”

“For WGG, partnering with a well regarded Australian short course training provider offers us an opportunity to access the Australian energy industry” said Mike Herrmann, WGG CEO.

“Australia is an energy industry powerhouse and its future drive into renewable energy such as green hydrogen means offering OPITO approved training online by remote delivery methods will provide essential training to an industry that requires its staff to be highly skilled and capable at managing emergency situations” concluded Mr. Herrmann.