Kinder Morgan Enhances Operator Qualifications
Case Study - Kinder Morgan
The Department of Transportation ("DOT") passed a new regulation in August of 1999 known as the "Operator Qualification" regulation. This required affected companies to develop a written Operator Qualification ("OQ") Program and to document that anyone who performs a "covered task" (company personnel and contract employees) is qualified to perform that task. Qualification meant that the employees had to pass a written test and/or a skills evaluation.
After an extensive search of e-learning and testing applications,
Kinder Morgan chose Flextraining because of its functionality, flexibility
and low-cost. The open source allowed the product to be easily customized
to fit the specific D.O.T requirements and to be extremely easy
to use and understand for the 2500+ employees who needed to be qualified.
These employees are located in hundreds of different locations nationwide,
so a web enabled application was essential.
" Now that our initial need of providing testing for Operator Qualifications
has been satisfied, we see great potential for this system to provide
for a large portion of our future training needs. "