Like any company, the ongoing success of our business is underpinned by our ability to recruit, retain and motivate high-quality, skilled employees and contractors. Our experienced and motivated staff are key to the success of IGas, and we are committed to developing our employees through investment in technical and professional development and by promoting diversity, fairness and respect in the workplace.
Continuing the practice of recent years, IGas committed to two further apprentices during 2016. Continuing our partnerships with the Humberside and Southampton engineering training associations the Company recruited two Apprentice Mechanical Engineers to train and work alongside our production operators in the East Midlands and in the Weald.
We also extended a regional “Three Stage” development programme to include all junior Production and Well Service operatives across the country. Under this scheme, operatives who are new to our industry are given a baseline assessment and recognised and rewarded for demonstrating up to three subsequent levels of achievement, typically over a three year period, as they develop in the role.
One of the tools for delivering training, available to every employee, is a suite of on-line training courses provided by Safetycare, covering topics from behavioural safety through hazard and risk assessment, to the use of heavy engineering equipment and CoSHH. In addition to modules mandatory for all staff, the successful completion of specific courses also constitutes part of the role-specific annual ‘Competency Assessment.’ The training videos can also be used as part of a tailored approach to team safety briefings – whether it be an office or field environment.