The MJI model was developed by ECITB and industry experts to address hydrocarbon release issues globally to both increase levels of competency and reduce accidents.
The scheme, which has been adopted by many oil and gas operators and contracting companies, is intended to reflect industry ‘good practice’ for the training and competence of workers in relation to mechanical joint operations in both the onshore and offshore industry.
Benefits of ECITB certification
BJ Services Operations Director Michael Krumpelman says the “ultimate aim” is to be efficient during shutdowns, providing clients with leak-free start-ups, traceability and stronger health and safety – which he says all stems from having competent workers to inspect and re-instate these joints.
He has praised the benefits of being able to deliver the ECITB-certified, quality-assured MJI four-stage training and competency model, which has industry credibility due to the way competency is tested and validated every three years.
Michael said: “That ECITB certification is so recognisable in our industry and with our oil and gas providers, owners and operators because they see that as we’re competent to do the work.
“In the past there was no certification for bolting or flange management training. Having that ECITB certification in place has helped grow our business as we have a value-added service that we offer the owner-operator for these turnarounds.
“Having that competency in place is so important because it’s critical to be safe and efficient offshore and not have any delays during shutdowns.
“By having certified people and a certified training programme we have competent people which increases our efficiency offshore and prevents any safety and quality issues, which is the ultimate end goal to have zero incidents with our people offshore.”