Obituary: David Doig, Chief Executive of OPITO
OPITO, a global oil and gas industry skills, standards and workforce development organization, is deeply saddened to confirm the death of its chief executive David Doig. Mr Doig, 57, who was based in Dubai, suffered a heart attack on December 31st and later passed away peacefully in hospital in Fife, Scotland. John Taylor, chairman of OPITO, said: “David was a vocal champion of OPITO, a much-respected industry leader, a firm advocate of social responsibility; and a trusted colleague and friend to many.
Atlas Partner with OPITO on Digital Standards Integration
Digital learning technologies company Atlas Knowledge Group is partnering with global oil and gas industry skills and workforce development organization OPITO on a dynamic transformation to the way the energy workers undertake safety-critical emergency response training. The first stage in a long-term, global industry initiative to create a change in training to OPITO Standards through technology-driven innovation, the Digital Standards Integration addresses the sector’s call for regulated, consistent online learning with world-class credibility and compliance.
Nominations Open for OPITO’s Safety Awards
Employers and training providers working to achieve the highest safety standards in the oil and gas industry are being invited to submit their nominations for the sixth annual OPITO Safety and Competency Awards 2015. The accolades will be presented at the OPITO Safety and Competency Conference (OSCC) held at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Abu Dhabi, November 3, 2015. These awards recognize companies that are committed to building a safe and competent workforce through OPITO standards.
PETRONAS, OPITO Deliver on Skills Agenda for Malaysia
Region is Home to World’s first OPITO-Approved Oil & Gas Technical Qualification Centre. Oil and gas workers and those seeking to enter the industry in Malaysia now have access to globally recognized qualifications and training thanks to a ground-breaking agreement between OPITO and PETRONAS. The Malaysian national oil company and the international oil and gas skills body signed a strategic skills memorandum of understanding in 2012 to help build a safe and competent, indigenous oil and gas workforce and establish INSTEP as a globally recognised centre of technical excellence.
New Oil & Gas App for Training Records
Offshore workers will for the first time be able to access their training records at the touch of a button wherever they are in the world thanks to a new mobile application which launched November 19. Oil and gas skills organization OPITO has developed the free TRAIN-R mobile app so workers in any international location are better able to plan and track their OPITO training via an iPhone or iPad to ensure their safety and competency certification is always up to date. The global…
Staying The Same is Not Good Enough - OPITO
Global safety standards body, OPITO, says safety in the oil and gas industry is still not good enough despite a five year improvement in the Middle-east. At its fifth annual safety and competence conference (OSCC 2014) in Abu Dhabi today (4 November 2014), OPITO called for more effective leadership to prevent fatal accidents, lost time incidents and near-misses. David Doig, group chief executive of OPITO, said: “The latest figures from the association of oil and gas producers…
OPITO Appoints U.K. Managing Director
OPITO, the skills for oil and gas body, appointed a new managing director to lead the U.K. arm of the organization as the industry gears up for a major change in how it addresses its skills needs. John McDonald has taken over the reins at OPITO from Larraine Boorman who stood down in August. He brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in the skills, training and workforce development sector to the Aberdeen-headquartered organization. Former director of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), Mr.