OGUK Diversity & Inclusion Survey Report - April 2021

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Ensuring an inclusive environment Case study 1

An AXIS Network committee member recently undertook a renewal of her offshore survival training with Petrofac Training and made a number of observations on where she had seen positive changes since her last training and also where some improvements could be made to make the experience more inclusive for women. Petrofac Training were very receptive and have already taken on board/addressed some of the suggestions and are investigating others. Examples of improvements which all companies could make include:

• ensuring that course materials and marketing reference and display a good gender balance and don’t simply refer to the default male;

• making the experience less daunting for women by operating a buddy system or female only sessions, ensuring there are female instructors, and coaching training staff on how to hold learning discussions that include all participants; • investigating PPE and equipment to ensure it is appropriate (and safe) for women. For example, suits designed for men may fail to achieve a tight enough seal on women, which results in the suit flooding. The AXIS Network are also working with STEP Change in Safety on an inclusive offshore working project, which has resulted in the publication of several case studies and blogs on their website, the development of a toolkit for offshore mobilisation and industry guidelines.

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