- Maersk Training is an independent business with training facilities worldwide that are open to all companies. It has invested heavily in building advanced simulators to provide realistic training
- It has more than 200 different courses, based on the conviction that training should be as close to real life as possible, and carries out training equivalent to more than 100,000 man-days per year
- Maersk Training aims to assist customers in improving safety and operational performance and has a number of specialised training areas: Oil and Gas, Maritime, Wind, Survival, Safety and Security, People Skills, and Crane Operation
When offshore workers turn a corner in Maersk Training’s new Houston facility, they are reminded of what keeps them safe on their rigs – Constant Care and Humbleness.
These are two of the five Maersk Group Core Values, which guide the behaviour of employees and outline how it does business, and are detailed on the walls of this state-of-the-art facility, where advanced simulators allow oil and gas companies to test operations in a life-like but safe environment.
“It’s about when you give your word. You only have to disappoint a customer once and they never believe you again,” says Maersk Training CEO Claus Bihl. “Our partners all have the same opinion of what the Maersk name means, high quality, and they never question it. It’s extremely important that we maintain that.”
The Values are not only integral to safe and efficient operations, but also Maersk Training’s quest for new business as it hosts ever more employees of other companies that trust it to give their staff the necessary skills. BP, Transocean and Seadrill are just some of the external companies that Maersk Training has signed new contracts with in 2015. And its extensive work with Maersk Drilling has helped provide the skills and experience needed to ensure a fleet of advanced new rigs and drillships is operating safely and efficiently.
“We would not want to do any business without the Values. They’re part of how we do business. It’s our culture,” Bihl says.
Doing it the right way
Maersk Training was founded in 1978 as the result of a human error, which led to an accident on the Maersk Explorer rig in the North Sea. Having decided that no other company was offering training that was good enough to prevent such incidents in the future, the Group decided it would be better to do it the right way itself – namely, taking care of today and actively preparing for tomorrow.