All oil and gas organisations have an obligation to ensure that contractor personnel are competent. OPITO offers a range of services related to contractor Competence Management.
Our Audit Service reviews contractor competence management and assurance - our audits provide the operator with valuable information on how the contractor company demonstrates competence of the personnel they supply, and demonstrates that the contractor organisation are fulfilling their statutory rights.
Contractor audits are carried out against agreed criteria, based on the OPITO approval criteria. Audits take place at the contractor’s main office or locations identified by the operating organisation, including offshore installations.
The audit report produced compliments the operator’s contractor HSEQ audits and can be used to support accident investigations.
Our experienced auditors can accompany existing contractor audit teams to provide advice and guidance on competence related matters as part of our Contractor Consulting service. We can assist with risk analysis in terms of competence management and assurance, and offer training for in-house supply chain auditors on competence specific issues to be aware of when auditing against ISO and company requirements