DSL Raises Standards in Derrick Safety

DSL's Derrick Technician training course achieves further recognition.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DSL’s, one of the world’s leading Drilling Derrick companies, commitment to achieving Industry recognised training and competency assessment for personnel working on drilling derricks, has taken another significant step forward with the approval stamp of its Competence Management System for Derrick Technicians by OPITO.The OPITO approval comes on the back of DSL’s achievement of gaining API & IADC status as a training academy for ‘Derrick Technicians’ earlier this year. The combined API, OPITO and IADC training and competency establishes DSL personnel, all of which go through this training and competency assessment, as both the highest qualified and only qualified derrick technicians in the Industry to date. The OPITO Oil and Gas Academy have developed a set of best practice criteria, which enables companies existing Competence Management Systems (CMS) to be benchmarked, evaluated and approved against. In light of DSL’s OPITO achievement, in relation to their Derrick Technician Competence qualification, Mike Smith (DSL’s Managing Director) states “gaining this approval is an independent confirmation that the DSL Management System used to ensure competence of our specialist field workforce is of the highest standard”. There are a multitude of benefits of having an effective CMS such as improved staff motivation and productivity, encouraged staff ownership due to development, reduced frequency and severity of incidents and accidents, reduce costs and gives the business process an added value. The OPITO approval enables DSL to show the industry on a worldwide basis that their CMS is second to none and their customers can have peace of mind that DSL's technicians are the best available.DSL’s Competence Management System will be audited annually by OPITO to ensure that the high standards demanded, both internally and externally, are being maintained. ####Derrick Services (UK)LtdTel: 01493 669141W: www.derricksl.comDetails: www.rigg-access.com/company/more_details.asp?uid=7375