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    OPITO Safety and Competence Conference 2011

    News // August 12, 2011

    For those wishing to attend OPITO’s second annual international safety and competency conference – OSCC 2011 – in Abu Dhabi on the 22nd of November, the conference website is now live for registrations -

    The keynote speaker for the event is Lord Cullen, author of the Cullen Report, an outcome of the Piper Alpha tragedy.

    The programme which includes details of the supporting speakers can be viewed online, where you will also have the chance to register.

    OSCC 2011 takes place in the Rotana Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The one day conference will focus on how the industry can develop a more competent workforce that significantly improves safety rather than one which simply complies with legislation and best practice.

    OPITO International is also launching a world-wide search for employers and training providers who can demonstrate the best commitment to building a safe and competent workforce.

    Nominations open today for the OPITO Safety and Competency Awards which seek to recognise employers who have helped improve safety and competency through the use of OPITO standards and training providers who have improved their training deliver to ensure safe and competent workers.

    Any company of any size can enter the Employers Award if they can demonstrate the rationale for adopting OPITO standards, describe the range of standards used, the number of employees trained or assessed to OPITO standards and provide evidence of where the standards have resulted in improve safety and competence.

    Training providers from around the world can enter the OPITO Approved Training Providers Award. This award will go to the provider with the best staff development programme that can demonstrate innovation in learning and development.

    Details of the awards categories and guidelines are in the attached document, with details replicated on the conference website where you can enter your nominations and upload supplementary material.


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