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Document ID (ISN)66921
CIS number 96-522
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1073-X
Year 1996
Convention or series no. OTH 94 439
Author(s) Slaven G., Boyle J., Charnley L., Hunt A., Murton B.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Title The application of information technology to safety training
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. viii, 132p. approx. 80 ref. Price: GBP 30.00.
Abstract Interviews were conducted with onshore training managers in operating and drilling companies, plus training providers and trainees on current and likely future information technology (IT) products such as computer-based training (CBT) programmes. The survey revealed a heavy reliance on conventional instructor-presented training. Few IT applications were being used with the exception of videos. This situation is changing as 9 of the 15 oil and gas companies surveyed were considering or had purchased a CBT system for permits-to-work training. A majority of trainees that underwent CBT were satisfied with the speed and content of the training they received. In the total sample, of those who had experienced both CBT and conventional training, the majority preferred CBT as a highly effective means of delivering safety-related training. Although CBT is not appropriate for all safety-related topics, its ultimate success depends on a number of factors not all related to the specific technology. Among these: credibility of the system provider, system design, interest and motivation of trainees, and management commitment.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; offshore oil extraction; safety and health training; safety training in industry; computer applications
Descriptors (secondary) questionnaire survey
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s)
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
OSH training