API 1173: Pipeline Safety Management Systems (PSMS) Learning Series

Our Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS) training is a series of 17 individual modules for natural gas utility employees and external contractors who work for natural gas utilities.

Each module is an interactive eLearning experience that will provide a foundation to the Pipeline Safety Management System elements, journey, commitment, and engagement.

Available on your LMS or GTI Energy's cloud

Have your employees take the PSMS training modules on GTI Energy's Learning Management System (LMS) or purchase a site license to host on your company's LMS.

GTI Energy, OTD and NGA joined efforts to align the vision, messaging, and implementation for the PSMS Learning Series. These efforts included sharing content and materials, determining key strategies for success and leveraging tactical guides referenced in the training.

The first 7 modules are available now with the next 10 online modules coming later this year. Purchase these as individual modules or get a discount by purchasing these first 7 micro-learning modules bundled together. Pick only a few modules or purchase them all in one bundle.

These modules can be taken on GTI Energy's Learning Management System with your progress and completed scores stored in our cloud.

Need to keep track of your employees’ scores and training records? We offer a site license option to host the training modules on your company's LMS. All training modules are SCORM 1.2 compliant and should run seamlessly on any LMS that accepts SCORM 1.2 compliant courses.

Register today or contact us for more information and pricing for a site license of the Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS) Learning Series.

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Modules available today:

  • Introduction to API RP 1173
  • Overview of API RP 1173 Essential Elements
  • Introduction to the PSMS Journey
  • Leadership and Management Commitment
  • Importance of Safety Culture
  • Contractor Engagement in PSMS for the Operator
  • Contractor Engagement in PSMS for Contractors

Modules available in Q3 2022:

  • Leadership and Management Commitment
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Risk Management
  • Operational Controls
  • Incident Investigation, Evaluation, and Lessons Learned
  • Safety Assurance
  • Management Review and Continuous Improvement
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Competence, Awareness, and Training
  • Documentation and Record Keeping

This versatile program is offered as individual online, interactive self-study modules or bundled together for a complete learning experience.

Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS) Bundle

Modules 1-16 | $360

This training is a series of 15-minute individual modules for natural gas utility employees and external contractors who work for natural gas utilities. Get the first 7 modules in this Learning Series bundled together at a reduced price.

Introduction to American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommend Practice (RP) 1173 PSMS

Module 1 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding of safety management systems and learn the high-level framework for organizations that operate hazardous liquids and gas pipelines jurisdictional to the US Department of Transportation.

Overview of American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommend Practice (RP) 1173 PSMS Essential Elements

Module 2 | $30

In this course, you will grow your understanding of the 10 essential elements for an effective pipeline safety management system and learn about common pipeline organizations activities, processes and programs associated with this topic.

Introduction to the PSMS Journey

Module 3 | $30

In this course, you will learn about the maturity levels pipeline organizations experience and common industry tools developed to support each stage of their pipeline safety management systems journey.

Importance of Safety Culture

Module 4 | $30

In this course, you will learn about what safety culture means in a PSMS, it’s importance to PSMS, and what a positive safety culture looks like in an organization.

Contractor Engagement for the Operator

Module 5 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding on the requirements pipeline operators have for engaging their contractors, why contractor involvement in PSMS is so important, and some support tools on this topic.

Contractor Engagement for Pipeline Contractors

Module 6 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding of safety management systems, why contractor involvement in PSMS is so important, and some support tools on this topic.

Leadership and Management Commitment

Module 7 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding of the roles and types of leadership within a PSMS, the importance of Leadership Commitment, and how Leadership Commitment advances pipeline safety.

Stakeholder Engagement

Module 8 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding of engagement with internal and external stakeholders in meeting the requirements of a PSMS. In addition, you will learn how you and your fellow employees play a crucial role in stakeholder engagement.

Risk Management

Module 9 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding of risk management and the goals of driving down risk and achieving zero incidents. You will learn how you and your fellow employees play a key role in risk management.

Operational Controls

Module 10 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding of operational controls and their critical role in a PSMS. You will see how your use of procedures and work practices matters within your organization and why they are essential types of operational controls.

Incident Investigation, Evaluation, and Lessons Learned

Module 11 | $30

In this course, you will learn about the importance of maintaining procedures for investigating incidents and near-misses that led, or could have led, to an incident with serious consequences.

Safety Assurance

Module 12 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding of Safety Assurance and its critical role in a PSMS. You will see how your use of audits, evaluations, and related work practices, like key performance indicators (KPIs), measures the effectiveness of risk management and the adequacy of the PSMS. You will also learn how Safety Assurance is a crucial component in the Plan-Do-Check-Act Improvement Cycle.

Management Review and Continuous Improvement

Module 13 | $30

This course will increase your understanding of Management Review and its vital role in a Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS). You will learn how management reviews are used to evaluate the achievement of performance goals and objectives.

Emergency Preparedness & Response

Module 14 | $30

In this course, you will increase your understanding of emergency preparation and response and how its role fits with the overall Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS).

Competence, Awareness, & Training

Module 15 | $30

In this course, you will understand the importance of having all personnel within the scope of the PSMS to have an appropriate level of competence in terms of education, knowledge, and experience.

Documentation and Record Keeping

Module 16 | $30

In this course, you will learn the importance of maintaining a procedure for the identification, distribution, and control of documents required by the PSMS.

Purchase a site license and host on your company LMS

Contact us for more information and pricing options about a site license of the Pipeline Safety Management System (PSMS) Learning Series.

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