PEC Basic Orientation and MSTQ Core

Many pipeline operators require contractors to successfully complete a PEC Basic Orientation or US MSTQ program before entering the job site. ASTAR has authorized trainers on staff that can assist pipeline operators and contractors by providing the required training and documentation. Both classes are conducted in a classroom setting at your company, on the jobsite, or at an ASTAR location.


Safety and Task Training

In order to me the trainng needs of operators and contractor personnel in the industry, we have developed courses to ensure your personnel are properly trained on the many hazardous areas of the jobsite/workcenter.  Aside from the safety courses that we offer, we have developed OQ Task Specific training courses which includes classroom and actual hands-on training to help employees gain a better understanding of how to perform tasks in accordance with indusrty standards.  All of our training meets AMST, OSHA, and CFR regulations and requirements and can help you satisfy any US MSTQ requirements!

Some of the courses we offer are:

  • Abrasive Blasting
  • Abrasive Grinding
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Arc Flash Safety
  • Proper Lifting/Back Safety
  • Basic First Aid
  • Battery Safety
  • Behavior Based Safety
  • Benzene Awareness
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Healtchare Workers
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Logs
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections
  • Confined Space
  • Contractor Safety
  • CPR Awareness
  • Cranes
  • Disciplinary Program
  • DOT Drug and Alcohol Program
  • Driver Safety
  • Electrical Safety Awareness
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Excavation and Trenching
  • Fall Protection
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Protection/Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Forklift and Industrial Trucks Safety
  • General Waste Management
  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
  • H2S Safety Procedures
  • Hand/Power Tools
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hot Work/Arc Welding
  • Incident Reporting and Investigating
  • Ladder Safety
  • Lead Safety Awareness
  • Lockout/Tagout Awareness
  • Machine Guarding
  • NFPA 70 Electrical Safety Standards
  • Noise Exposure/Hearing Conservation
  • Operational Safety
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Pigging
  • Pipeline Coating Training
  • Line Locating
  • Overhead Powerline Safety
  • Pipeline Pressure Test Training
  • Plastic Fusion – Butt
  • Plastic Fusion – General
  • Plastic Fusion – Saddle
  • Plastic Fusion – Socket
  • Plastic Fusion – Electro
  • Powered Platform Safety
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Rigging Material Handling
  • Safe Chemical Handling
  • Scaffolds
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Spotter Training
  • Stop Work Authority
  • Subcontractor Management Program
  • Train the Trainer
  • UTV Safety/Awareness
  • Violence Prevention-Supervisor

ASTAR offers both LMS and Instructor-Led Safety Training for all courses listed above.

OSHA/Safety Training

ASTAR has quality trainers on staff to provide your company with safety training classes. ASTAR can also provide your company with a customized safety training program with safety manuals tailored to your requirements and assist in delivering the training to your field locations. ASTAR currently provides this service to hundreds of pipeline inspectors and can build an OQ certification program to fit your needs. Some of the training we offer:

  • OSHA 10 & 30
  • Trenching and Shoring
  • Confined Space
  • Hot Work
  • Fall Protection/Scaffolding
  • Heat Stress/Heat Illness Prevention
  • HazComm
  • H2S
  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • PPE
  • Power Tools
  • and many more…

ASTAR offers both LMS and Instructor-Led OQ Certification Training for all courses listed above.

Specification-Training (Spec-Training)

Other Training

ATV/UTV Awareness and Proficiency Training:

ASTAR provided hundreds of pipeline workers and inspectors during the Keystone Gulf Coast and Lateral Projects. This training includes classroom and field training along with written and practical exams.

Specification Training (Spec Training)

All pipeline operators have their own training requirements for their own internal employees and their contractors. ASTAR has the experience in delivering any specialized training requirements. ASTAR will assist you with acquiring the training, delivering the material and documentation. This will provide your company with the comfort of knowing all specific training requirements will be met while eliminating delays.

*During the TransCanada – Keystone Gulf Coast project, ASTAR provided the inspectors as well as the contractors with TransCanada’s task-specific training. This allowed contractors time to place focus in other areas, thus providing TransCanada a quality product.