EKpass Delivers Obs & Certs and OSES for Midwest Pipelines Inc.

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January, 2014

EKpass Corp
Phone: 1-800-638-9524
Fax: 1-866-496-3535
Email Addresses: info@ekpass.com
Website URL: www.ekpass.com


Pipelayer operator qualification and competency can be an issue in today’s pipeline world. In order to assist contractors with ensuring that their new and existing operators are in fact qualified, EKpass offers services in addition to their world class training programs. EKpass offers Observation & Certification programs (Obs & Certs) as well as the EKpass On-Site Eligibility Screening (OSES) programs.

The Obs & Certs program takes pipelayer operators through a brief workshop followed by assessment through observation on the job. Successful candidates are then certified by EKpass. This program is intended for existing pipelayer operators.

When a contractor hires operators that they may be unfamiliar with, EKpass provides the OSES program to ensure that these operators are eligible to enter the Obs & Certs program, screening the operators before they enter the jobsite.

EKpass has just completed a 3 month project with Midwest Pipelines Inc. of Edmonton Canada. Darrel Ziehr, Vice President Midwest Pipelines stated, “EKpass provided us the method and confidence to ensure that our operators have the qualifications and experience we need on the job.  We consider their training and certification programs as the benchmark of our industry.”

EKpass will soon be announcing the launch of new additions to their pipeline series programs that are well suited for construction managers, project managers, engineers, construction superintendents, foreman, and equipment operators. Watch the EKpass website at ekpass.com for these and all announcements.

Company Background

EKpass is a global heavy equipment training, consulting, and I.T. services company specializing in productivity, safety, and environmental programs and services.

Many contractors, both civilian and military, turn to EKpass for their heavy equipment operator training needs as well as other equipment training. EKpass is an international training and consulting firm that specializes in operator training on a variety of mobile equipment. In addition to a myriad of civilian clients, the company has provided the Canadian Armed Forces, the US Navy, the United States Marine Corps and other branches of the military with professional instructor-led heavy equipment operator training. These seasoned certified instructors have provided services at hundreds of locations world-wide.

EKpass is a global training and consulting firm with more than twenty years of experience specializing in all types of heavy or mobile and heavy equipment operator and safety training programs. This wide scope training and consulting addresses such issues as machine maintenance procedures, operating safety essentials, and overall operating strategies that lead to improved productivity.  EKpass utilizes a vast library of electronic, audio visual, printed material, and other materials specific to client equipment.  In addition EKpass brings extensive past experience in mobile equipment operator training to the forefront during the preparation of all e-learning programs.  The EKpass development team consists of instructional designers, graphic designers, multimedia programmers, 3D animators, sound engineers and subject matter experts (SME).  Designers and programmers are experienced in mobile equipment productivity and safety techniques.

EKpass, using state of the art training techniques and technology, develops and delivers equipment training programs that are both effective and stimulating. EKpass professional resources enable us to offer vital training and mentoring for all clients. EKpass experience in training “on site” makes it possible to provide “tailor made training” specific for every client operation.

EKpass’ balanced curriculum of performance and safety solution based theory and hands on training addresses all needs.  EKpass has an extensive I.T arm including web based training development. Other services offered by EKpass include hoisting and equipment safety audits, needs assessments, efficiency analysis, equipment operator evaluation, and other solutions to heavy equipment operating challenges.

For further information visit the EKpass website at www.ekpass.com or contact EKpass via email at contact@ekpass.com or by phone at 1-800-638-9524.