Helping the workforce to better understand worksite hazards

Joined-up Thinking seeks to provide the oil and gas industry with standardised educational packs that can help the workforce to gain a better understanding of the hazards they may face at a worksite.

Each of the short, informative and interactive packs takes around 30 minutes to deliver. They consist of a short film that highlights industry best practice, easy to follow speaker notes and a special bulletin that provides more detail about the incident covered in the video.

Joined-up Thinking packs cover a wide range of subject matters and are suitable for use in onshore and offshore safety meetings.



Joined-up Thinking engages and encourages people working in the oil and gas industry to improve their understanding of worksite hazards. It aims to promote open conversation about what could go wrong and what can be done to prevent it.

The learning packs are designed to increase the workforce’s awareness of different safety issues and give workers the tools and understanding to play their part in preventing worksite incidents.

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  1. Derek Donald
    Derek Donald
    Senior HSSEA Manager - UK Operations
    Wood Plc

    Derek embarked on his HSE career a little differently from most. He started within local authorities in the early 90s before moving into the training environment in 2001 as an Instructor with RGiT Montrose (latterly Petrofac Training) delivering training solutions to the Oil, gas and renewables sectors in the UK and Trinidad before transferring to mainstream Petrofac in 2008 as an HSE Advisor on their Duty Holder projects. During this time he also spent 11 years ‘on call’ with HM Coastguards local Search & Rescue team conducting shore based SAR operations.

    Derek joined Wood in 2013 and is part of Wood’s EMEA HSSE&S leadership team managing the HSE team in the Operated Assets business within the UKCS. He leads a team focused on delivering safe and sustainable operations to support facilities and producing assets across multiple clients.

    He is an IOSH chartered Safety Practitioner with 30 years multi sector/ industry HSE experience providing a comprehensive and varied knowledge of the industry.

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  2. Joanne Wilkinson
    Joanne Wilkinson
    Senior Operational Safety Advisor
    Serica Energy (UK) Limited

    Jo joined the British Army as a Combat Medical Technician in 1992, during her military service she served operational tours in Rwanda, Bosnia and Kosovo. Jo left the Army in 2000 and moved into HSE after completing her NEBOSH Certificate.

    Jo joined the HSEQ Team at Serica Energy in 2021 as HSEQ Advisor for the Bruce, Keith and Rhum assets, where she supports both operations and projects.

    Jo is a member of IIRSM and a Registered Safety Professional and has over 20 years multi sector/industry HSEQ experience.

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*NEW* Joined-up Thinking: Confined Space Entry

Produced together with the Marine Safety Forum, this pack contains a high-quality film which follows a successful task involving confined space entry, from planning phase to completion, highlighting good practice and controls throughout with questions at the end to encourage discussion and engagement.

Also included within the pack are speaker notes, a variety of Confined Space Safety Alerts, guidance for confined space entry working and a safety moment.

This pack is available to download FREE for all our members here:

Confined Space Capture

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