December 10, 2012
Since early 2002 Transqual has been appointed as a preferred supplier to Santos for the provision of Four wheel Driver Training services to assist in the implementation of their land transport policy, Santos originally approached Transqual to formulate a training package that met their requirements for all employees and contractors alike to ensure a consistent standard of skills and knowledge were demonstrated prior to being employed on field work sites. This training needed to be coordinated across all states and territories, but predominately within Queensland.
Transqual was able to work closely with Santos training staff to deliver a suitable course and assist on the training content needed; as a result we were able to align the training with a nationally recognised training package (PMA02) and VET System for standards of training and assessment so Santos could ensure that their employees were provided with best practice training and assessment. With the ever changing landscape and the Coal seam gas industry reaching locations unknown to many, before too long the need for remote location training was in high demand. This challenge resulted in the utilisation of other Transqual branches and additional resources purchased to be utilised to meet the high volume of training required to keep the wheels of industry turning at a faster than anticipated rate. This transition has been able to be met head on and a relatively seamless result has been achieved on a National scale. To simplify, any driver at any stage who required access to Santos land were required to complete this safety training.
Since the commencement of this training, Transqual has successfully trained more than 7,000 individual contractors and staff in SA, NSW, VIC, southeast and central Queensland regions from hundreds of different host employers. Transqual has maintained a strong commitment to Santos and supported their every endeavour to be proactive in relation to OH & S issues and training. The training has constantly evolved into the product it is today and has kept pace with both industry and technology demands while maintaining the flexibility needed to service Santos needs.