Employee-Level Training: ISNetworld Supports Increased Demand for TQ
In October 2010, the United States Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) published the Workplace Safety Rule (30 CFR, Subpart S). This regulation requires Hiring Clients have a documented Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) program and is intended to reduce human error as the root cause of incidents. One of the components of SEMS indicates that operators must have a process in place to ensure contractor employees have the skills and knowledge to perform their assigned tasks safely. In response to this need, ISN developed the Training Qualifications Tool (TQ) which allows Hiring Clients to specify and track training required for individual tasks.
Training Qualifications in ISNetworld
The demand for TQ has increased significantly in the last three years as more Hiring Clients place an emphasis on employee-level competency. Today, more than 145 Hiring Clients across multiple industries use the TQ Tool in ISNetworld to monitor employee-level training data.
The TQ Tool provides a baseline for training expectations and requirements while allowing access to real-time data and providing visibility of contractor training. The platform provides a repository for contractors to house employee training records, and reporting functionality allows Hiring Clients to monitor compliance.
Some Hiring Clients, like several operators in the Gulf of Mexico, work together to create a standardized training matrix that assigns training requirements to each job task. Others develop specific requirements per job type for their contractors and/or job sites.
Ensuring Training Qualifications on the Job Site
The ISNetworld system helps Hiring Clients ensure contractors are proactive in checking compliance and allowing only qualified workers to perform work on-site. More than 15 million qualifications have been submitted for contractor employees working on Hiring Client sites in ISNetworld to date, a 64% increase since 2016.
In addition to tracking qualifications, many Hiring Clients have ensured only qualified individuals are arriving at their job sites by using ISN-ID cards. Hiring Clients place scanning stations at key points of entry and can proactively confirm an individual’s compliance through Quick Check or Check-In/Check-Out before being transported for work or let on-site.
Integration of Online Training and TQ
ISN’s online training platform easily integrates with the TQ Tool, and trainings housed within ISNetworld can be included on Hiring Client matrices. Upon completing a training within ISNetworld, employees automatically receive the corresponding qualification for their Hiring Client.
For example, BSEE’s Marine Trash and Debris video training is required for all employees working offshore. The training has been made available for streaming within ISNetworld, and after watching the video, employees will receive credit for Hiring Clients requiring the training. Employees will automatically be prompted to renew their training upon expiration as determined by the Hiring Client.
Get Support for TQ Tool Implementation
If you are a contractor and need help with your training requirements in ISNetworld, contact our customer support team.
If you are a Hiring Client, it’s a good time to evaluate your training requirements. Ask your contact at ISN for information on how we can help.
Are you a Hiring Client and interested to learn how ISN could help you manage your contractors and training qualifications? Request a demo of our contractor management system, ISNetworld.