November 6, 2018, Decatur, TX – ENERGY worldnet, Inc. (EWN) announced Wednesday the launch of their Mobile Training Center to bring blended learning and state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) training to pipeline operators in the oil and gas industry. The EWN Mobile Training Center debuted this past week at the Texas Gas Association’s (TGA) Fall Board and Committee Meeting in League City, TX. In an innovative approach to training and education, the EWN Mobile Training Center allows trainees to experience learning in a hands-on virtual reality environment, a remarkable advancement in the safety training arena. When asked about the recent launch of the Mobile Training Center, Coleman Sterling, EWN’s CEO stated, “No single type of training is effective for 100% of any workforce. ENERGY worldnet is proudly answering the call for blended training by taking its existing computer-based (CBT) and instructor-led trainings (ILT) and including opportunities for hands-on, real-world training through VR and the EWN Mobile Training Center.” Sterling continued, “By adding virtual reality to our already extensive suite of offerings, we can now simulate field conditions like never before, allowing trainees to experience situational training in a safe, virtual environment. It’s one thing to have someone complete a CBT; […]
PSMS is not just another program you purchase, read, and place on the shelf until next year. It is a culture of safety and accountability that begins with leaders and managers and works all the way down to employees and contractors. PSMS is not a regulatory requirement that you check off your list as complete either. It is something you do voluntarily because you believe in it – because it’s the right thing to do. Buy-in from leadership and management is the first step toward ensuring that your PSMS program gets off the ground and progresses forward. But, what will motivate leaders and managers to buy in to this cultural change? After all, it’s not a specific regulatory requirement. Leadership and Management Commitment is the first element of a PSMS, so let’s begin with identifying the three key players that can make that element successful. These key players are your top-level managers, middle managers, and employees. Each of these groups has a crucial role in demonstrating commitment to a Pipeline Safety Management System. Now, let’s examine those roles as they apply to cultivating a safety culture that believes in PSMS. Top-Level Management Top-Level Management, also known as your C-Suite, refers […]
Managing your task list doesn’t have to be tedious or daunting. At EWN, we are committed to providing clients and the industry with the most intuitive information you can use to manage task lists more effectively. We recently met with Operators across the industry and found several common challenges they’re facing regarding task list management. In this article, we will cover some of these issues plus our solutions and recommendations on how to help manage tasks lists. One of the most common things we found among operators was outdated task lists. Here is the scenario: You have been promoted to manage the company’s OQ (Operator Qualifications) Program. The company’s task list was created by one, two, or even three of your predecessors. The task list has not been touched in several years, and you choose not to make any additional changes. After all, whomever created the task list must have known what they were doing, and since it has worked all this time, why change it? What we found was that new personnel charged with managing the OQ Program were never properly trained on how to manage the existing program or were not informed of changes and decision made to […]
Part of our commitment to our customers is to ensure they have the proper training to not only utilize the system but also ensure they are training their staff correctly. EWN VP of Education, Mayra Maese recently traveled to Chile to provide our world-class Master Trainer Development Program to clients in Santiago, Chile. It is our pleasure to help our clients understand that proper trainer development is key to ensuring safety & training programs run smoothly. Mayra spent the week working with our client and helping their staff in implementing a successful program. If you cannot make it to our monthly training(s) in Decatur, TX – we can bring the classroom to you! Feel free to contact us for more information and learn how EWN can help your company raise the bar.