Training Records Management software

What is Training Records Management software? Simply speaking, a Training Records Management Software allows you to manage all your training records in one single system. Thus you can get rid of your manual training records at once and have a seamless training records management via a Cloud based Learning Management System. All your learner data including their profiles, skill sets, the training courses that they have already attended and the proposed training courses that they have to take, their test scores, skill assessment scores, compliance training-everything is managed using this one single system. The below is a low resolution screen grab from such a system. What are its advantages? Currently many organizations use many different systems to manage their training records. This is because they have many legacy systems and the training is from different sources, in different fields. Some of it may be for soft skills, while some of …

Read more

NIST Guide to ICS Security- Call for comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that is a part of the US Department of Commerce has invited public comments to update the existing NIST Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, SP 800-82 Rev 2 to SP 800-82 (Rev 3). The deadline for comments is May 28, 2021. An Initial Public Draft of the update, which will be published as SP 800-82 Rev. 3, is scheduled for a late 2021/early 2022 release. The original document was published in the year 2015 and the threat landscape as well as what we refer to as Industrial Control Systems have changed drastically. What new stuff should be included in SP 800-82? NIST is aware of changes to the threat landscape regarding ICS security and also about what really can be considered as an Industrial Control System. and therefore are in the process of updating this guide. They have invited public …

Read more

How to implement an Upskill training program and have easy safety compliance

Upskill Training in pandemic times Change is a basic fact of life. As industries and different business sectors grow and mature,  new technologies get introduced.  Adding to this is the COVID19 pandemic which has forced new constraints on many business. At the same time, it has also generated many opportunities for existing businesses to take advantage of the new situation and in a very constructive way.One of the opportunities is to implement an upskill training program for your employees and associates (such as contractors). Read on below, to know how this will save costs, reduce co-ordination headaches and also make safety and regulatory compliance easier. Forced Digitalization One of the changes that one sees everywhere, is the digitalization of many business processes. Is this a new technology? Actually not-several digital tools already existed a long time before the pandemic hit, but not many businesses used them, as there was no …

Read more

LOPA- Layer of Protection Analysis Training & Certification

LOPA Training Course Abhisam is pleased to announce that its updated LOPA Training Course,  is now available online. This is a self-paced course and can be started anytime and completed at your own convenience. Interesting animations & simulations, videos, actual real life scenarios and examples, worksheets, exercises make this one of the best LOPA training courses available anywhere! LOPA Certification The Abhisam LOPA Course is the most comprehensive course in the world. It consists of more than 10 modules, each covering an aspect of the LOPA process. After completing them you can take a Self Assessment Test so that you can evaluate your own knowledge of LOPA. It also serves as a mock LOPA Exam, so that you can better prepare for the Abhisam LOPA Certification Exam. After you complete all the LOPA Training modules, you can take the associated exam. On passing, you earn a Certificate of Competency in …

Read more

Intrinsic Safety Training with certification

If you have been searching for a good resource to learn Intrinsic Safety online, Abhisam has a course just for this. This easy online Intrinsic Safety Training course is the easiest and most comprehensive way to learn about this subject. What is Intrinsic Safety? Intrinsic Safety is a method of explosion protection, used to prevent triggering an ignition in a hazardous area. You may be familiar with other methods of explosion protection such as the Explosionproof method. However, there are many ways of protection used to avoid explosions in hazardous areas and explosionproof is just one such method. There are many other methods such as Intrinsic Safety, Pressurization, Purging, Increased Safety and so on. Not all methods are used in all kinds of hazardous areas. However Intrinsic Safety is the only method of protection that is allowed everywhere. What is a Hazardous Area? A hazardous area is where there is …

Read more

What-If Analysis | Hazard and Risk Assessment technique

Abhisam is pleased to announce the release of its What-If Hazard Analysis course. This excellent digital What-If course is a fully online, self paced e-learning course, that can be taken by anybody on the Abhisam Learning Platform. What is the What-If Analysis method? It is a qualitative method which can be used to carry out Hazard and Risk Assessment in any industry. The plant is divided into manageable units, similar to nodes as in a HAZOP Study.Then a set of questions is developed to be asked during a brainstorming session. For example, questions such as What will happen if more catalyst is added? What happens if the power switches off? What happens if the operator fails to switch off the pump? and  so on. Based on the answers to the questions, we can quickly assess the hazards and consequences of an event happening. This gives us the Risk and if …

Read more

ICS cyber security training becomes exciting

Now ICS cyber security training has become more exciting than ever. Abhisam has added an assignment module in the Industrial Cybersecurity training program, where enrolled learners take part in an exciting thriller. Background As you know this training program leads to industrial control systems security certifications that you must have, in today’s industrial automation world. Plant Owners, process licensors, utility companies, engineering design consulting companies, EPC contractors and even regulatory authorities have started insisting on plant industrial automation and control systems, as well as safety instrumented systems to be designed in such a manner as to ensure cybersecurity. Cyber attacks on plants and facilities are growing and because these control and automation systems control physical assets (cyber-physical systems), it is all the more critical to ensure that the bad guys cannot break into them and cause havoc. Many of these organizations therefore insist that engineers and specialists, including IT professionals …

Read more

ICS Security training course gets advanced module

Abhisam is pleased to announce that the popular ICS security training course, which is available as an e-course online, will now have an advanced module that can be accessed by all current learners and GOLD members. This will have many sub modules such as concepts of Kill Chains, the MITRE ATT&CK framework for ICS, Honeypots for Industrial Automation and Control systems and more. Cybersecurity is a growing concern for all companies and organizations worldwide. However not many people are aware that IT security and OT Security are two different disciplines. IT security is what is done to make business IT systems secure (think banks, credit card unions or travel portals). OT stands for Operations Technology. Hence OT security refers to those systems that are used in manufacturing plants, storage terminals and similar to control processes and keep them safe. OT systems are primarily Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS for …

Read more

COVID 19 Response from Abhisam – Stay Safe

March 13, 2020– COVID 19 has become a talking point everywhere, all around the world. As a company, Abhisam has always encouraged remote working, work from home and telecommuting from Day One of our company’s formation.  Hence this is not just a temporary remote working covid 19 measure for us. Also, most of our learners prefer online e-learning courses, rather than the traditional classroom training format. All of our courses have always been available as online courses, or downloadable programs that you can install on your own PCs and learn at your own pace. This allows you remote learning, whenever you get time off from remote working. All of our certification exams and mock tests can be taken online as usual. We are a modern company and believe that work from anywhere, as well as learn from anywhere is going to be the future mantra everywhere in the world. Advances …

Read more

Learn HAZOP and CHAZOP. Get Certified.

Update: Please take the online self paced, HAZOP online  course in e-learning format now, instead of the workshop, as we have suspended the physical presence workshops in view of the pandemic. If you have already completed the training, then you can upgrade yourself to the next level by qualifying as a HAZOP Leader here. Feb 24, 2020– Abhisam is pleased to announce that the next batch of its popular HAZOP and CHAZOP Training workshop will be conducted on 13th and 14th March 2020 at Thane (near Mumbai), India. This is the latest version of this training workshop and will be led by experts with over two decades of experience in industry and conducting as well as auditing many safety studies. This is the only training workshop on HAZOP and CHAZOP that incorporates several actual cases, so that the participants get an intensive hands on experience of participating in real life …

Read more