Alan entered the field over 12 years ago as a Technician for a training company in Montrose. His background in graphic communications proving invaluable to the design of simulations for Offshore Control Room Operator (CRO) and Offshore Installations Manager (OIM) training scenarios.
Moving to an offshore role in 2011, Alan joined a major drilling contractor as Deck Crew, and it was here he gained first-hand experience as a member of the response team in an offshore environment.
When a start-up company were looking for Emergency Management experts to deliver their Emergency Response & Crisis Management training, Alan took the opportunity to further his career and secured the role of Lead Instructor. In addition to training, the company had an outsourced Emergency Response centre and delivered consultancy services.
The start-up merged with a well-established ER and CM company and under this new leadership, Alan took on full responsibility for the training aspect of the business. In 2014 he became UK Manager leading all regional operations of the company before leaving as Head of Crisis and Continuity Management, looking after service line operations in the UK, UAE and Malaysia.
Alan joined RelyOn Nutec as our Operations Manager for Crisis Management looking after all crisis management related delivery within the UK. Now the Director of Managed Services and Consultancy, Alan continues to lead our Crisis Management team as well as having overall responsibility for the strategic direction and performance of our Managed Services and Consultancy service line.
In 2019, RelyOn Nutec were asked to deliver Emergency Management training for a Chinese Drilling Contractor based in Albania. Alan had to produce a bespoke Emergency Management training programme which suited the very unique requirements of this particular client, taking into account the environment they operated within and the potential emergency scenarios that could occur.
The project saw Alan travelling into the Albanian mountains to conduct 3 days of Emergency Management training, culminating in a fully integrated Emergency Management exercise at the drilling site, involving over 100 personnel.
It was a challenging yet extremely interesting project which ultimately led to a very satisfied client with a highly trained and competent Emergency Response Team.
When asked about his views on Crisis Management within the energy industry, Alan says it’s a mixed bag. Some companies demonstrate excellent practice and are fully prepared and trained to respond to an incident, however, in some cases Emergency Response/Management is perhaps not as high up the priority list as it should be.
Alan hopes that companies increasingly recognise the importance of, and invest time and effort in Emergency Management, making their operations more resilient and ensuring they respond efficiently to an incident to minimise the impact to both personnel and business. Any company that involves people encountering some form of risk, even when that is something as simple as travelling between worksites, should strive to minimise that risk and ensure they are in a position to respond effectively should an incident occur.
A Control of Work is a system or systems that identifies the necessary steps and conditions in order to minimize risk and ensure work is conducted in a safe manner without accident or injury to people, damage to equipment or to the environment.Article 3. May 2021
RelyOn Nutec forms a new strategic alliance to equip Norwegian oil companies with state-of-the-art preparedness training
A new partnership was announced earlier this week when RelyOn Nutec entered a collaboration together with CAVU International, a global performance improvement consulting company as well as the Operator’s Association for Emergency Response (OFFB), an emergency response organization operating the Norwegian continental shelf.Article 30. April 2021
We have secured a £3million contract extension with a UK-based leading engineering services firm.Article 27. April 2021
We have further expanded our market leading digital training capabilities by adding the OPITO MIST Online to our comprehensive e-learning library.Article 12. April 2021
We have appointed Trevor Dear to the role of Subject Matter Expert – Crane Training and Development for the global roll-out of our collaboration with Sparrows GroupArticle 7. April 2021
RelyOn Nutec has received the accreditation from the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (NSI/ILT) for the STCW Medical Care and Medical First Aid training courses.Article 5. April 2021
We are very happy to announce that our LNG facility at RelyOn Nutec Rotterdam is now open and fully operational. With this expansion of our capabilities, we continue to offer the most comprehensive training opportunities in Europe.Article 26. March 2021
Our UK team have launched their Q1 Health and Safety theme - 'Our Safety in our Hands'. The aim is to encourage everyone to contribute to a safer working environment.Article 2. March 2021