New safety leadership course developed for Pipeliners

The new programme has been developed by Caterpillar, in collaboration with PipeLine Machinery International, Inc. (PLM) and a group of industry leading companies.

The five-module programme is designed to foster safe work environments by helping leaders at all levels understand and leverage the power of culture on safety performance. Emphasising engagement, effective communication and positive recognition as the building blocks of safety culture excellence, the course reveals the impact each leader has on employee attitudes, behaviors and beliefs.

The programme includes video produced on actual job sites and featuring interviews with real pipeliners, and the content is tailored to reflect the specific challenges and risks inherent in pipeline industry work. Proven methods for building a culture of safety are explained through scenarios, imagery and testimonials drawn from the environments in which participants work every day. The educational content is derived from decades of Caterpillar research and development of effective safety management strategies.

Within the five training modules are 24 individual sessions formatted for flexible facilitation. The courses can be completed in individual segments of 30-45 minutes or longer sessions to suit a variety of training needs and schedules.

Caterpillar says that the Pipeline Safety Leadership Program will support the industry as it shifts from traditional to world-class safety management. Joining Caterpillar in developing the programme vision and funding the production were PLM and partnering companies PLH Group; TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.; Spectra Energy Transmission LLC; Welded Construction; Sheehan Pipeline Construction; Rockford Corporation; Strike, LLC; Quanta Services; U.S. Pipeline; and Enbridge Employee Services Canada Inc.

The complete program package includes a binder with facilitator and train-the-trainer instructions and a USB Flash drive with videos, presentation materials and handouts.

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