*HSE: General Safety Course (Complete Course)

*HSE: General Safety Course (Complete Course)


In this course we cover the general safety principles, alcohol and drug policies, and many items that are prohibited while in the oil and gas production workplace. Personal conduct is also discussed as well as housekeeping and basic principles of land transportation. We also cover manual and power hand tool safety, walking and working surface safety, and how to report accidents and assist in the investigation of workplace accidents.


Course Objectives

  • General Safety Principles/General Worksite Safety
  • Alcohol and Drug Policies
  • Firearms, Weapons, and Other Prohibited Items
  • Personal Conduct
  • Manual Hand Tool and Power Hand Tool Safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Walking and Working Surfaces
  • Reporting and Investigating Accidents
  • Land Transportation

Included Modules

  1. General Safety: Principles: The Principles module covers the basic tenets of safety both on and off the job as well as the importance of adhering to these princples. Topics include common workplace injuries, their impact on employers and workers, and methods of prevention. Compliance with all levels of safety regulations and the benefits of adopting a safety-conscious attitude are also discussed in this module.
  2. General Safety Alcohol and Drug Policies: Both government regulations and corporate policy impose restrictions on the use of drugs and alcohol. These rules, as well as supervisory responsibilities, employee awareness, and the consequences of alcohol and drug use are covered in this module. Testing, search and seizure, as well as prescription medications are also discussed.
  3. General Safety Firearms Weapons and Other Prohibited Items: Certain items are prohibited from an Oil or Gas rig, although they may be perfectly legal to possess elsewhere. In this module, items that should never be brought to the rig are described, along with some of the consequences of having these dangerous items in your workplace.
  4. General Safety Personal Conduct: Respect for ones coworkers is essential to a safe and productive workplace, this module discusses how one should act in the workplace. Avoiding offensive humor, profanity, and horseplay allows everyone to work with peace of mind in a healthy envionrment. Recognizing and reporting violence in the workplace as well as proper hygiene are also critical elements of personal conduct addressed in the module.
  5. General Safety General Worksite Safety: Recognizing and avoiding the most common hazards is crucial to keeping personnel safe and injury-free. General Worksite Safety covers electrical, mechanical and falling hazards, as well as behavior-based safety. Accident prevention through pre-job planning and work stoppages, along with a workers responsibilities in these situations is included in this module. Site orientations, simultaneous operations, and signs and tags are also covered.
  6. General Safety Manual Hand Tool and Power Hand Tool Safety: In this module the use of powered and manual tools are discussed. Topics covered include tool safety, equipment inspection, and proper use of tools. Explanations of why not to use a broken, damaged, or the inappropriate tool on any job is also included in the instruction.
  7. General Safety Housekeeping: An orderly jobsite benefits all workers involved. This module demonstrates just how important housekeeping procedure and practice is on the rig. Walkway and aisle maintenance combined with storage practices can reduce the amount of slip and trip hazards as well as create a safer rig for everyone. Using warning signs, banners, and physical barriers also helps to prevent injury and is detailed in this module.
  8. General Safety Walking Working Surfaces: More time is spent using walking and working surfaces than any other part of a rig, and these areas present their own safety hazards. Openings in the floor and walls, ladders and scaffolding, and stairways and handrails all have guidelines governing their use that allow workers to keep themselves safe while walking or working.
  9. General Safety Land Transportation: Many jobs require employees to travel via car or truck, and there are a number of risks to personnel and material associated with land transportation of this sort. This unit emphasizes the importance of observing local traffic laws and regulations and details best practices for traveling on roads. Students will also become familiar with how to address hazardous conditions, parking, and dangerous behaviors behind the wheel.
  10. General Safety Accident reporting and Investigating: Even with the appropriate safety precautions taken, accidents are still possible on the worksite. The Accident Reporting and Investigation unit informs students of the best practices and response procedures to be followed in the aftermath of an accident on the jobsite. Unauthorized or uncontrolled releases as well as related property damage are all covered, as are the purpose and responsibilities associated with accident investigation.


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