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DROPS Train the Trainer

These sessions can be hosted live on site or delivered online using the MS Teams platform. For group sessions, discounted rates apply. Please contact for more information.


Train-The-Trainer per delegate (inclusive of all course material**):  £395.00 GBP (+VAT)

Discounted rate per delegate for DROPS Members only: £345.00 GBP (+VAT).

To reserve, please select available dates in your time zone preference from the Training Dates schedule.

* The costs detailed above relate to all online training events. These events may be limited to 8 candidates to ensure interactivity. 

** DROPS Training Materials include: Fully editable Course Presentation Modules (PowerPoint) , including comprehensive electronic suite of DROPS Best Practice materials and supporting presentations - supplied as a downloadable folder.


The DROPS Training / Awareness Course is a modular and flexible training package designed to raise awareness of dropped object prevention throughout the oil and gas industry and beyond.  The Training focuses strongly on the basics of dropped object hazard identification, risk assessment and effective risk management. The programme is based upon Industry and DROPS Forum lessons learned and associated best practices. The training is suitable for offshore and onshore audiences and captures the best practice and lessons learned by the DROPS Workgroup and its members.

It has also been proven as a readily-adaptable resource to suit all industry sectors following the fundamental principles of DROPS Recommended Practice.


The objectives of the DROPS Training and Awareness Course are:

  • To understand and define what is a potential dropped object

  • To know how to identify a potential dropped object and the common causes

  • To review methods for the control and prevention of potential dropped objects

  • To understand roles and responsibilities in respect of potential dropped objects

  • To consider options for maintaining awareness and continuous improvement in the fight against dropped objects.


Module 1: Understanding Dropped Objects Terms and Definitions; Static Dropped Objects and Dynamic Dropped Objects; Primary Fixing, Secondary Retention and Safety Securing; Causes and Causal Factors; Incident and Alert Reviews; What are we Doing about the Problem;
Module 2: Controlling and Preventing Dropped Objects Hazard Identification; Risk Assessment; Risk Ranking; DROPS Calculator; Leadership and Ownership; Preventive and Mitigating Controls; Survey, Inspection and Maintenance; Remedial Actions; Improvement Actions; Audit/Monitoring; Management of Change; Tools at Height; Process Safety; Red Zones; Plans and Checklists; Subsea Dropped Objects; DROPS Best Practice; Reliable Securing; Responsibilities; Interactive Examples;


The DROPS Training and Awareness Programme is provided to all Train the Trainer delegates as an editable presentation complete with the necessary templates to allow you to customise the training to suit your specific asset(s) and operation(s). An extensive resource of supporting guidance and reference material is also supplied, including documentation, presentations, photos, graphics and other media files.


The DROPS ‘Train the Trainer’ Course is designed to review the course content, explain how best to deliver the awareness programme, how to tailor the presentation to differing audience groups and how to customise the awareness for specific assets, locations or operations.

The full suite of training material is supplied digitally in MS PowerPoint format. An extensive resource of additional electronic material is also supplied, including DROPS Best Practice guidance (all in PDF), documentation, presentations, images, graphics and other media files. The course materials also include a simplified Primer Level Awareness presentation which can help with initiating your campaign or for lighter awareness requirements. These are delivered via online transfer. 

Copies of the DROPS Calculator, prompt card and current Reliable Securing handbook are available for purchase should you require handout materials at your worksite. These can be ordered by contacting the Admin team.

A DROPS certificate of attendance / participation is issued to all Train the Trainer course delegates.


During COVID-19 travel restrictions, social distancing recommendations and health / hygiene requirements, these sessions are being delivered online using the MS Teams platform.

Current Training Dates are presented here.


DROPS can support your Company or Site-specific training requirements with the tailoring, facilitation and delivery of dropped object prevention training and DROPS assessment based on the DROPS Train the Trainer course templates and DROPS Recommended Practice. See the Company-specific Training section.


For further information on DROPS Train the Trainer courses, please contact