Frequently Asked Questions

IWCF Well Control Candidate FAQ’S

I Would like to attend IWCF course. What is the procedure?

To book on to a course please contact KASCO Occupational Training to confirm the next available course dates and the fees involved.

All candidates also have to register as a candidate before being able to attend a training course. You can register by following this link:  This will then give you a Candidate Registration (CR) number which you can give to give us to book onto a course.

When will candidates receive their full eCert after assessments?

Candidates who pass their assessment are granted a temporary eCert which lasts for 90 days. Full eCerts will then be issued during the 90 day period and will be available to view in the candidates FORUM account.

Is there a ‘grace period’ for IWCF eCerts?

There is no grace period for IWCF eCerts.

How long is my eCert Valid for?

IWCF certifications are valid for the following durations:

  • Level 2 eCerts are valid for 5 years.
  • Level 3 and 4 eCerts are valid for 2 years.

What is the procedure for resitting an assessment?

If a candidate sits a digital assessment and scores between 66% and 69% in their assessment, they will qualify for an instant resit which can be completed on the day or within 90 days of the initial test date.

If a candidate scores 65% or below in their assessment, they will need to attend further training with an instructor and return within 90 days of the initial test date to re–sit their assessment.

Resits for paper assessments are subject to availability.  


Level 2 Training Levels Job Types

Level-2 is recommended as a basic level well control training module.  All members of the wellsite Operations Team working in roles related to the creation, detection or control of a well influx should attend.

Roles included but are not limited to:

  • Assistant to Wellsite Supervisor or Wellsite Drilling Engineer
  • Wellsite and office-based Operations Geologist
  • Roughneck
  • Derrickman
  • Barge Engineer
  • BOP/Subsea Engineer, Dynamic Positioning Operator and LMRP Engineer
  • Drilling Contractor wellsite Rig Engineer
  • Wellsite ROV Supervisor
  • Wellsite Drilling Fluids, Mud and Completion Fluids Engineer
  • Wellsite Cementing Engineer/Operator
  • Wellsite based Wireline or Slickline Crew Supervisor
  • Wellsite based Wireline or Slickline Crew Chief or Lead Engineer
  • Coiled tubing and intervention services Wellsite Supervisor
  • Wellsite personnel supervising Managed Pressure Drilling operations
  • Wellsite personnel supervising Underbalanced Drilling services
  • Wellsite Casing Crew Supervisors
  • Wellsite Directional Driller
  • Fishing Engineer or Fishing Toop Operator
  • Mud Logger or wellsite Drilling Data Engineer

Level 3 Training Levels Job Types

Recommended for any role that is expected to shut-in a well. A Level 2 course should be successfully completed prior to taking a Level 3 course.

Roles include but are not limited to:

  • Driller
  • Assistant Driller
  • Equivalent positions in well servicing
  • Equivalent positions in intervention operations

Level 4 Training Levels Job Types     

Recommended in addition to content covered in Level 3 training, wellsite supervisory and personnel primarily involved with well design and operational decision making process.

Wellsite supervisors and those involved with well design and operational decision-making are recommended to complete a Level-4 course in addition to content covered in Level-3. Also, those involved with potential well kill methodology should be trained to this high level.

Roles include but are not limited to:

  • Drilling/Intervention Wellsite Supervisor, Superintendent or Company Man
  • Office based Drilling/Intervention Supervisor
  • Office based Drilling/Intervention Superintendent
  • Tool Pusher
  • Wellsite Well Testing Supervisor
  • Wellsite Completions Supervisor
  • Intervention Supervisor
  • Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)
  • Drilling Contractor Rig Manager
  • Supervisors or Crew Chiefs for special service operations
  • Fishing engineer (if supervising well kill/pressure controlled operations)


Frequently Asked Questions

What Is IOSH?

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s largest health and safety membership body. With 44,000 members in 99 countries, IOSH is committed to ensuring that global work practices are safe, healthy and sustainable.

Students taking an IOSH course through the KASCO Occupational Training will benefit from excellent, high quality facilities and outstanding tutors with industry experience.

What does IOSH stand for?

IOSH stands for Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. IOSH is a UK-based organisation offering professional qualifications in order to raise standards of health and safety in the workplace.

What is IOSH training?

IOSH training courses help people in all sectors stay healthy and safe at work.

The Managing Safely course is aimed at managers, team leaders and supervisors, and gives them the knowledge and skills to manage health and safety within their teams.

What is IOSH Managing Safely?

IOSH Managing Safely is a three-day course that gives managers and supervisors the knowledge and skills they need to manage health and safety within their teams.

IOSH Managing Safely covers responsibilities for health and safety, hazard identification, assessing and controlling risks, accident investigation and measuring performance.

IOSH Managing Safely gives managers the confidence to drive health and safety performance within their teams and to improve the health and safety culture of their organisation as a whole.

What is the registration procedure?

To book on to a course please contact KASCO Occupational Training to confirm the next available course dates and the fees involved.


Frequently Asked Questions

Health and safety training


What is training?

Training means helping people to learn how to do something, telling people what they should or should not do, or simply giving them information. Training isn’t just about formal ‘classroom’ courses.

Why provide health and safety training?

Providing health and safety information and training helps you to:

■ ensure that people who work for you know how to work safely and without risks to health;

■ develop a positive health and safety culture, where safe and healthy working becomes second nature to everyone;

■ meet your legal duty to protect the health and safety of your employees. Effective training:

■ will contribute towards making your employees competent in health and safety

■ can help your business avoid the distress that accidents and ill health cause;

■ can help you avoid the financial costs of accidents and occupational ill health, such as damaged products, lost production and demotivated staff. Don’t forget that your insurance might not cover all these costs.

Who needs health and safety training?

You do!

Whether you are an employer or self-employed, are you sure that you’re up to date with how to identify the hazards and control the risks from your work?

Do you know how to get help – from your trade association, your local Chamber of Commerce, or your health and safety enforcing authority?

Do you know what you have to do about consulting your employees, or their representatives, on health and safety issues? If not, you would probably benefit from some training. Your managers and supervisors do! If you employ managers or supervisors they need to know what you expect from them in terms of health and safety, and how you expect them to deliver. They need to understand your health and safety policy, where they fit in, and how you want health and safety managed. They may also need training in the specific hazards of your processes and how you expect the risks to be controlled. Your employees do! Everyone who works for you, including self-employed people, needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. Like your supervisors, they need to know about your health and safety policy, your arrangements for implementing it, and the part they play. They also need to know how they can raise any health and safety concerns with you.

Contractors and self-employed people who may be working for you do!

Remember, these people might not be familiar with your working environment and safety systems that you have put in place for regular employees. You should:

■ take into account the capabilities, training, knowledge and experience of workers; and ■ ensure that the demands of the job do not exceed their ability to carry out their work without risk to themselves and others. Some employees may have particular training needs, for example: ■ new recruits need basic induction training into how to work safely, including arrangements for first aid, fire and evacuation; ■ people changing jobs or taking on extra responsibilities need to know about any new health and safety implications; ■ young employees are particularly vulnerable to accidents and you need to pay particular attention to their needs, so their training should be a priority. It is also important that new, inexperienced or young employees are adequately supervised; ■ employee representatives or safety representatives will require training that reflects their responsibilities; ■ some people’s skills may need updating by refresher training. Your risk assessment should identify any further training needs associated with specific risks.

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