Exciting Developments in the Atlas Competence Programme

The Atlas Competence Programme (ACP) is now fully integrated into the Atlas Quality Management System (QMS) and is audited and certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. The ACP, currently covering the ROV and Survey industries, meets the requirements as described in the IMCA freelance framework guidelines and is continuously developing. 

Important step

Atlas Professionals is committed to provide a safe, reliable and competent workforce, while working to meet clients’ needs globally. Atlas was already the first agency operating an easily accessible, quality driven and partly automated Competence Management Programme. “Through the ACP we further assure that all professionals meet the requirements of the job, thereby adding value to our clients”, says Dingena Peddie-Theunisse, Competence Manager at Atlas Professionals. “With the ACP integration into the QMS and ISO certification, an important step forward has been made towards further expansion into other industries Atlas operates in”.

Expansion to other industries

The Competence Programme will be expanded to other industries, including Drilling, Seismic and Renewables (Back Deck) and is open to roll out to other business areas around the world. A number of steps have been taken in our expansion process, the most recent one being the roll out of Atlas Drilling Assessment and Assessor Training. 

Atlas Drilling Assessment

The addition of the drilling assessment will allow Atlas’ clients to access a bespoke area which looks at a variety of drilling specific functions, comprising questions around the core and technical skills required for numerous safety-critical drilling tasks. The Atlas Drilling Assessment sits within the OPITO Skills Screening tool which is an online user-friendly platform adopted by oil and gas employers around the world looking to measure the knowledge of their workforce and identify any skill set gaps.

Assessor Training

With the increasing request for Competence Assurance, comes increasing requirements for Assessor Training.  In order to meet this requirement, Atlas organized an in-house assessor training course. The certified professionals are given the tools to apply a variety of assessment methods offshore during this course. The assessments can relate to but are not limited to the ACP, thus enabling Assessors to assess activities of other, client specific, Competence Management Programmes.

Please feel free to contact Dingena Peddie-Theunisse, Competence Manager at Atlas Professionals, for questions about the Atlas Competence Programme: competence@atlasprofessionals.com