PIM and TRAC develop a new integrity engineer course
Integrity management specialists, PIM and TRAC, a leading global provider of rope access inspection, repair & maintenance services for the oil & gas and related industries, have worked together to develop a new integrity engineer course which has an offshore bias. The course was initially commissioned by TRAC to bridge what they perceived to be a competency gap in the industry.
“We recognised that the traditionally available courses did not fully fit our own needs from an offshore, in-service inspection perspective” explained Bill Brown, TRAC’s technical manager.
Stevie Darroch, project manager, of PIM said, “The course has 3 levels and, to date, 9 PIM employees have completed either level 1 or 2. Those benefitting from the course range from assistant engineers through to OIEs.
“The new course adds value as it delivers a practical perspective for some of our discipline engineers who might not otherwise get an opportunity to gain a great deal of offshore experience.
“For our inspection personnel, it provides a bespoke course aimed at offshore integrity engineers and onshore asset engineers which, once completed, allows practical decisions to be arrived at based upon best engineering practice.
“PIM is continuing to lead the way, ensuring its people are not only competent to perform their roles but can deliver the high level of service we expect to our clients. We are proud to have been able to collaborate with TRAC to produce a course which reflects real life situations and at the same time raises the competency levels of our people.”