Competency Systems training with Delton in Kazakhstan

OPC is delivering a contract in partnership with Delton Training Services Limited (Delton), another well-established UK based consultancy, to develop a Competency Management System and then deliver training and mentoring to improve skills and knowledge throughout our client’s workforce in Kazakhstan.

The international project involved experts from OPC London, Delton’s UK Office, OPC Kazakhstan offices and coaches and instructors on the client site in Kazakhstan. The scope of work includes:

  • The development, implementation and establishment of a dedicated “Competency Management System”
  • The development and delivery of a multi-faceted suite of Senior Supervisory Staff Development Programmes
  • The provision of On-The-Job Coaches/Instructors, English and Russian/Kazakh speaking, suitably qualified and experienced training personnel, covering the following disciplines:
    • Production/Process
    • Electrical/Instrumentation
    • Mechanical


The increased importance of a dedicated Competency Management System and the need to assure competence of the workforce in the oil and gas industry has been driven by a number of factors including:

  • The legal duty of companies to ensure that all employees are competent to carry out their work safely- especially where the work is safety critical
  • Recommendations ensuing from the North Sea Piper Alpha disaster; the requirement for safety cases and safety management systems
  • Improved management of business performance and safety through the competency of people

Barry Shaw

Barry Shaw, OPC Chief Operating Officer said “The success of this contract has shown how OPC and Delton, two well-established consultancies can secure and execute business in areas and regions where their combined experience and resources offer potential clients a ‘one stop shop’ approach to their services requirements, utilising their joint resources, regional offices and expertise.”

ArnoldAlmondArnold Almond, Director of Delton said “Competence and Competence Assurance has now entered the vocabulary of the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industry.  The industry as a whole now share best practise and this is encompassed in dedicated Company Competency Management Assurance Systems.  A skilled and competent workforce is critical and even ‘vital’ to an organisation’s competitiveness, safety standards and business success.”


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