Opened safety centre in Thailand

A new and modern safety training centre shall strengthen HSSE training at Aibel’s yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand.

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President and CEO of Aibel, Jan Skogseth (left), and Statoil’s Project Manager for the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform project, Lars Håvardsholm, had the honour of declaring the centre officially opened. All photos: Piyawat Hirunwattanasuk.

This week saw the official opening of the new centre, situated across the road of Aibel’s yard in Thailand. The guests were given a tour of the building, which will play an important role in maintaining all employees to conduct their work in accordance with the applicable safety standards.

Wide spectre of disciplines

A spacious classroom and seven discipline training rooms are some of the features of the new centre. Behind the building, a structure has been installed to offer training in rigging and prevention of falling objects.

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The guests were given a tour of all training rooms. Here they are checking out the piping facilities.

Training from start

HSSE Manager in Thailand, Eirik Mork Knudsen, tells that the new safety centre is an important step towards achieving Aibel’s long-term target of zero injuries and incidents.

“By spending more time on training from the time employees start working for us, we want to ensure that everyone knows the correct tools and which work methods to use, that they are familiar with the risks related to the work – and not least how to handle them,” he says.

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The safety centre facilitates practical demonstration, thereby offering a less theoretical and more interesting training than previous programs.
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In the various training rooms, the participants find the tools and machines they will use in their jobs.
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Practical training in use of equipment and information about the risks related to the work is provided.
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Behind the building, a structure has been installed to offer training in rigging and prevention of falling objects.

Facts about the centre

A 572 square meter facility comprising reception, classroom and seven discipline training rooms: Piping and structure (including hydro blasting), mechanical, EIT, rigging, insulation, surface treatment and sand blasting.

The centre is managed by Banlu Boonharn, Training Coordinator.