Employee Induction

Welcome to Worldwide Oilfield Machine Middle East


During this induction you will be viewing content on this computer and visiting with the following people:

You will be given and view the information on the following subjects:

Along with what is expected of you during your employment with Worldwide Oilfield Machine Middle East

At the end of each section there will be a short quiz on what you have seen and read.

Worldwide Oilfield Machine


Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM) is a globally recognized, multinational company established in 1980 with headquarters based in Houston, Texas. With over 2,500 employees, the WOM group of companies are strategically located worldwide with manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, sales offices and assembly/testing workshops all over the world. Our current locations include Houston, Texas, Pune, India, Aberdeen, Scotland, Dubai, UAE, Seoul, South Korea, Jakarta, Indonesia, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and Singapore.

The WOM group of companies, consists of WOM Inc., WOM ME, WOM UK, WOM Pvt. Ltd., Magnum Forge and Machine Works, Magna Cast and Machine Works, Magnum Technology Center, and WOM Asia Pacific. We are a fully vertically integrated company which allows us to ensure the highest level of quality control in every aspect of the manufacturing process to support the oil & gas industry in surface, off-shore and subsea applications, including high pressure and extreme environment conditions.

WOM Company History


Worldwide Oilfield Machine Inc. (WOM) established in Houston, Texas.


The Magnum Dual Seal Gate Valve is patented. The Magnum name quickly becomes synonymous with reliability and performance in the oil & gas industry.


WOM designs and manufactures Magnum Gate Valves and actuators for drilling and production applications.


WOM UK established in Aberdeen, Scotland serving the North Sea and Europe.


WOM achieves ISO certification and signs a global contract with a major well-test company.


WOM acquires BOP manufacturing company and begins to produce annular and ram-type BOP’s.


WOM introduces its patented Magnum Subsea Gate Valve with fail-close/open actuator.


WOM further vertically integrates with the establishment of Magnum Forge and Machine Works in Pune, India.


Magna Casting Foundry established to provide steel castings for the WOM group &WOM ME Established


WOM’s patented Dual Seal Ball Valve is introduced. With two independent seals on both the upstream and downstream sides of the valve and the option for an additional 3rd seal, WOM’s Dual Seal Ball Valve brings the industry the performance of a gate valve at the cost of a ball valve.


WOM introduces the world’s first 7-3/8” 10K Subsea Intervention System for deepwater applications.


WOM continues to expand globally, establishing a presence in Singapore to serve the South-East Asia market, while patenting its Advanced Technology Magnum Dual Seal Gate Valve.


WOM celebrates 25 years of service in the oil & gas industry & successfully tests, to API standards, a 15K subsea gate valve at a depth of 13,250 feet


WOM South East Asia (WOM-SEA) established giving the WOM group heavy assembly capacity in the region.


WOM increases its production capacity up to 1,000 gate valves, 500 ball valves and 10 BOP’s per month.


WOM Expands to New Markets

  • Magnum Subsea Systems (Now WOM Asia Pacific) established in Singapore, specializing in subsea projects. WOM collaborates with Helix and builds its unique Slim Bore Drilling Package for offshore drilling
  • WOM expands its capabilities in Dubai, establishing the Magnum Technology Center (MTC) to support WOM equipment and provide complete well-testing package solutions for its customers


WOM provides a dual block fail-safe subsea Magnum Gate Valve to successfully assist capping the exposed well in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP Macondo Incident. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Mr. Ken Salazar, personally visits WOM’s Houston facility and inspects WOM’s well containment device.


WOM expands its facilities worldwide, adding over 350,000 sq.ft. of covered area and invests millions in high-tech machinery and infrastructure.


WOM expands into a third facility in Houston to accommodate its RRS, Controls, Sales, Assembly, Testing and Shipping departments, successfully completes PR Level 2 High Pressure, High Temperature testing of the patented Magnum gate valve, signs a master contract with Exxon-Mobil to be part of their approved vendor list, Magnum Forge increases capabilities by producing all bodies in closed dies, WOM ME & MTC expand to a 12,000 sq mtr shop floor, MTC delivers the first newly designed, trailer-mounted well-test package to EDGO-CAMCO


WOM Unveils State-of-the-Art R&D Facility in Houston

  • Construction completes on the cutting edge Research and Development Testing Facility in Houston, Texas. WOM expands the Houston Subsea Department to a fourth facility in Houston
  • WOM patents the “split-block” trunnion concept found in its revolutionary Model 40 Ball Valve
  • The first WOM SPII Compact Wellhead is successfully installed on a well in Myanmar. MSS receives special recognition from Santos for delivering work ahead of schedule and under-budget.
  • MSS and Helix collaborate to develop a unique Lightweight Intervention System
  • WOM continues to increase capacity with a custom-built thermal welding machine, allowing up to 20 gates to be hardfaced at a time
  • WOM further increases  its global footprint with regional office in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • WOM provides a Subsea Intervention Lubricator system to Helix


New Houston Facility for SIS Assembly and Repairs Completed

  • A high clearance, high capacity facility opens in Houston to allow for Subsea Intervention System assembly and repairs in a controlled environment
  • WOM establishes a regional office in Ashbagat, Turkmenistan
  • Magnum Subsea Systems re-brands as WOM Asia Pacific.

In which year was WOM established?

  • 1980
  • 1985
  • 1975

WOM Corporate Quality, Health, Safety & Environment

Corporate Quality Policy

Quality Policy

The primary purpose of Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc. is to provide products and services that meet the customer’s needs and provide them with value. This philosophy will create gainful work for our employees and a profit for our stakeholders. Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc. is dedicated to providing the best possible product and/or service to its customers by having well-trained, enthusiastic employees and the effective implementation of this management system.

It is the POLICY of Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc. to :

  • Operate in a safe, consistent and economical manner
  • Maintain conformance to the documented quality management system, including the applicable industry codes, standards and/or specifications and customer-specified requirements
  • Maintain compliance to statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Prevent nonconformities at all stages of design and manufacturing by implementing the requirements of this manual and supporting procedures
  • Ensure customer satisfaction
  • Foster an environment of continual improvement
  • Communicate this policy throughout Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc. and ensure that it is understood
  • Aggressively pursue the Mitigation of Systemic Risk™ through the implementation of this management system
  • Monitor and periodically review the management system, including stated objectives, and this policy for suitability and effectiveness

Corporate Health, Safety and Environment Policy (HSE)

It shall be the policy of Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc. to maintain a sound HSE program in compliance with regulatory standards and best practices while providing a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for its employees and customers.

WOM will strive to improve our safety and environmental performance continuously by adhering to the following policy objectives:

  • Developing and improving programs and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Ensuring that personnel are properly trained in safe work procedures
  • Taking appropriate action to minimize potential hazards and eradicate conditions that endanger health, safety or the environment
  • Considering safety and environmental factors in all operational decisions, including those related to planning and expansion
  • Engaging in sound reuse and recycling practices and exploring feasible opportunities to minimize the amount of waste generated
  • Using energy efficiently throughout our operations
  • Encouraging personal accountability and emphasizing compliance with standards and conformity with WOM policies and best practices during employee training and performance reviews

With regard to quality what is the primary purpose of Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc.

  • The primary purpose of Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc. is to provide products and services that meet the customer’s needs and provide them with value.
  • The primary purpose of Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc. is to create gainful work for our employees and a profit for our stakeholders.

WOM Locations


Worldwide Oilfield Machine is located in many locations around the world.  The main manufacturing locations are Houston, Dubai, Pune and Singapore.


Which are the four main manufacturing locations for WOM

  • Houston, USA
  • Pune, India
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Singapore
  • Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • All of the above

WOM Products

WOM Products - Worldwide Oilfield Machine manufactures and fabricates many different products for oilfield use, we will explore those products in this section.

Surface Equipment

  • Actuators
  • Ball Valves
  • BOP's
  • Controls & Instrumentation
  • Gate Valves
  • Manifolds
  • Pump Savers
  • Wellheads & Christmas Trees
  • Well Test Equipment

Subsea Equipment

  • Intervention Systems
  • Subsea Actuators
  • Subsea Gate Valves
  • Subsea Structures
  • Subsea Trees

Health, Safety & Environment


WOM Middle East has been certified to two international standards with regard to HS&E.  The standards are OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health & Safety and ISO 14001:2015 for environmental.  This requires the company to adhere to the requirements set out in each standard which will ensure a high standard of safety and reduction in adverse environmental impacts.

In addition to these two standards we also have to adhere to regulations and rules set out by Jafza Trakhees Environmental Health & Safety department here in the freezone.

It is your duty to help maintain the high standards that have been developed over the last 15 years of WOM ME presence in Dubai.

We will now look at both standards in more detail and what it means to the company and yourself.

Mahesh Mithran - General Manager WOM ME

The current OH&S policy and the Environmental policy are common to both WOM ME and MTC. The management of both is handled as a shared resource for both companies and the General Managers are ultimately responsible for HS&E within the company.

Brian Finnegan - General Manager MTC

Both General Managers endorse the policies and expect all employees to perform their duties in a safe and environmental manner thus maintaining and seeking improvement to our overall performance.

Purpose of the Policy

  1. Developed to assist managers and employees in improving their understanding and management of OH&S in the workplace.
  2. Provides practical information and guidance on relevant statutory legislation and codes of practice, company policies and workplace standards, recognized OH&S best practice.

The policy is reviewed annually, each employee gets a copy and the latest revision is held electronically on the server.

Aims of the Policy

  1. Provide a safe and healthy workplace
  2. Continuously improve
  3. Promote & reinforce a culture of safe working practices
  4. Increase employee personal responsibility and accountability
  5. Prevention of workplace incidents and injuries
  6. Promote welfare of employees
  7. Consult with employees on OH&S issues

Please read the policy document in full.  You will have received a copy of the Occupational Health & Safety Policy and also signed a document indicating your understanding and acceptance of the contents.  The following content will high light the important areas of the policy, you must make yourself more aware by reading the document in full and being prepared to be assessed for competency with all HS&E procedures.

The HS&E Team

HSE Manager

Bob Russell is the HSE manager for the entire facility.  He has a dual role that also includes the facility management.  You will see him out and about the facility advising on safety matters and ensuring compliance with the HS&E policy and procedures.

HSE Inspector

Riyaz Handel is the WOM ME safety Inspector. Riyaz will be your first point of contact for all HS&E matters at WOM ME.  He will conduct safety meetings, hazard identification & risk assessments, regular safety inspections and give advice on all safety and environmental concerns.

HSE Inspector

Neville Enow is the MTC safety Inspector. Neville will be your first point of contact for all HS&E matters at MTC.  He will conduct safety meetings, hazard identification & risk assessments, regular safety inspections and give advice on all safety and environmental concerns.

Occupational Health & Safety Policy

Introduction to Occupational Health & Safety (OH & S)

Worldwide Oilfield Machine Middle-East (WOM-ME) and Magnum Technology Center (MTC) aim to maintain a safe, healthy and secure work environment for all employees, temporary staff, contractors, clients and visitors. Achieving this aim is everyone’s responsibility.

WOM-ME & MTC are committed to developing and maintaining the highest practicable standards of occupational health, safety and welfare management. Through teamwork, and in partnership with employees, clients and contractors, our companies will work to meet legislative requirements and through continuous improvement, achieve best practice standards.

Through continuous improvement, our goal is to create an environment and culture where all employees and non-employees who work with us, can reasonably expect to be free from injury and illness. Through consultation, the sharing of ideas and mutual respect and understanding, we will continue to build on our culture of safe working practices.

WOM-ME and MTC leadership teams believe that the safety and welfare of employees, contractors, clients and visitors is a prime business concern. It is an integral part of everyday business operations and our decision making process.

The leadership teams are committed to ensuring we, as both companies, have sound health, safety and welfare practices in place. These practices are supported by local OH&S policies and procedures that provide guidance for us to ensure we meet our OH&S commitments on an ongoing basis.

Occupational health, safety and welfare are a shared responsibility and require constant awareness and input from all levels of WOM-ME and MTC employees. We all have the opportunity on a daily basis to ensure we support OH&S practices.

As the General Managers, we ask that you support this goal by ensuring you take reasonable care to avoid incidents to yourself and others by following our OH&S procedures.

The Safety Pyramid

Safety Pyramid

The safety pyramid demonstrates two categories, the first being Behavior and the second is Results. Both WOM and MTC encourage reporting of all unsafe acts & conditions as this behavioral mind set will reduce the number of incidents which are the result of not reporting unsafe acts & conditions.  We will see shortly the tool used for reporting all unsafe acts & conditions, but first some explanation on what they are.

Unsafe Acts & Conditions

Unsafe Conditions

An unsafe condition is described as any equipment that has a fault which, if ignored, may result in failure causing damage or harm.  In the picture above this is indicated by the crack in the lifting eye on the frame.

Unsafe Act

An unsafe act is described as people doing things that put themselves in danger such as walking under loads as shown in the picture above.

As can be seen above, the combined unsafe condition and the unsafe act can lead to two results, either a near miss that has caused damage to the equipment and nearly harm to people, the second being a fatality and damage to equipment.  Neither are results we want to see in WOM!

There are many more example of both unsafe acts and conditions that we will see later.

Remember the safety pyramid, if we report all UNSAFE ACTS & CONDITIONS we can eliminate near misses, injuries and fatalities.

HS&E Reporting

Safety Observation Card

As previously discussed we can avoid accidents and incidents by reporting all UNSAFE ACTS and UNSAFE CONDITIONS.

The safety observation card on the left and below is the tool we use to capture all unsafe acts and conditions and you are encouraged to use this tool frequently to help us avoid accidents and incidents. Each month both General Managers select one card from all submissions as the most outstanding safety contribution and if yours is chosen you will be recognised at safety meetings for your achievement for a proactive safety contribution. 

To use the card you will see it has two sides. On this side complete the date, location, work area and time then tick the box or boxes that you have observed. If an unsafe act is observed take the time also to discuss with the persons involved so that they are aware of what they have just done.  If you observe an unsafe condition tick the relevant boxes and also report it to your HS&E Inspector and supervisor, it may require suspension of work or isolation of the affected equipment immediately.

Safety Observation Card

On this side of the card you can enter more details about your observation.

At the top tick the type of observation then give a brief description of the observation.  You will note that the tick boxes are for safe acts/conditions and unsafe acts/conditions, the card can also be used to commend employees for working and acting safely.  If you observe an employee working safely during a task congratulate him and let management know with use of this card.

The second section is for you to say what actions you took, for example:

  • Discussed unsafe act with employee and recommended safer actions to take.
  • Isolated power supply and informed supervisor
  • Called HSE inspector for advice and action.

The lower section is for you to add your details so that you can be recognised for being proactive.

The status line is for HS&E department use.

If you have any questions with the use of this card please speak with your HS&E inspector or HS&E manager.



As previously mentioned the overall responsibility for Occupational Health & Safety lies with the General Managers.  The HS&E department is responsible for policing the policy and ensuring compliance.  Within both companies senior management and employees have distinct responsibilities, these are outlined below.

Management Responsibilities

  • Observing statutory and Company Standards
  • Providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
  • Developing, implementing and improving safe work systems
  • Monitoring factors that may affect employees’ occupational health, safety and welfare
  • Providing safe facilities and equipment and ensuring it is maintained in a safe condition
  • Investigating incidents and near miss and ensuring the implementation of the required corrective actions and preventive measures

Employee Responsibilities

  • Perform work in a safe manner
  • Ensure your actions do not put others at risk
  • Cooperate with management in the implementation of OH&S initiatives
  • Report workplace hazards or near miss immediately
  • Report all injuries immediately

Understanding Work Place Hazards

What is a Hazard?

Here at WOM ME and MTC we define a hazard as "a condition or situation that has the potential to cause harm to people or damage to property".

It is therefore very important that we identify potential hazards before we cause damage or hurt someone. We can do this by using the observation card or by performing risk assessments for the tasks that we undertake in our daily work.

WOM ME & MTC have already identified a number of high risk tasks and prepared a "Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA)" document for these tasks.  These are listed below.  When performing any of these tasks you must review the HIRA before starting work.

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments

The following documents are on the server, also refer to your HSE Inspector for assistance with Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment for tasks.

  1. Gas Welding & Cutting
  2. Use of Arc Welding Equipment
  3. Overhead Cranes Operation
  4. Slinging and Lifting of loads
  5. Loading & Unloading
  6. Use of Portable Electrical Equipment
  7. Pressure Testing
  8. Machines Operation
  9. Heat Treatment Furnace Operation
  10. Paint Storage and Painting Operation
  11. Magnetic Particle Inspection
  12. Working in Confined Space
  13. Blasting Operation
  14. Column & Bloom Manipulator

Hazard Examples

There are many hazards that we will come across in our daily work, these are just a few of them.  Be alert and on the look out for others and report them as soon as possible:

  • Machining, welding, pressure testing, blasting, painting
  • Use of gas cylinders
  • Lifting and loading activities
  • Chemicals used in the workplace
  • Misuse of equipment, hand tools
  • Lack of facilities and equipment maintenance
  • Workstation design, desks, chairs, improper ergonomics causing discomfort
  • Insufficient training, supervision or resources

First Aid & Fire Emergencies

Know your First Aiders

Your HS&E inspector will introduce you to the first aider for your area of work.  Please also refer to the safety notice board for the "Know your First Aiders" poster. He will also show you where the first aid supplies are and what will happen if you require first aid.

In the event that one of your colleagues require first aid as a result of an injury you should call one of the many first aiders in the company. WOM ME and MTC have trained certain individuals to administer first aid, in an emergency they will assess the situation and take the correct course of action depending on the severity of the injury.  If you have not been appointed as a first aider and have not been trained do not attempt to administer first aid to any one.  If the injured person is not able to move only move them if they are at risk of further harm, if no further harm is present or imminent leave them in the position you found them and call for a first aider.  If they are unconscious or in your opinion in a critical condition you or someone close to the incident must also call the emergency services.

Know your Fire Wardens

Your HS&E inspector will introduce you to the fire Warden for your area of work.  Please also refer to the safety notice board for the "Know your Fire Wardens" poster. He will also show you where the muster point is in the event of a fire.

In the event of a fire emergency you will immediately proceed to the muster point and await further instructions.  The fire wardens will "sweep" the buildings and work areas to ensure that all personnel have evacuated, and that all windows and doors are closed if able to do so.

If you discover a fire immediately activate the fire alarm, doing so will automatically inform the emergency services, shout fire fire fire to alert your colleagues and proceed to the muster point.  Only attempt to fight the fire if you have been trained to use fire extinguishers and you are not putting yourself at risk to do so.

Evacuation Routes

Each building has an evacuation route sign.  Please refer to these for the safest route to exit the building.  Your HS&E inspector will show you these signs.

HS&E Procedures & Forms

HS&E Procedures & Forms

The HS&E department have developed a number of procedures and forms that will help us stay safe at the work place.  Please make sure that you are familiar with the procedures especially any that are particular to your own job function.  You will be assessed on your knowledge of the procedures as part of your ongoing competency evaluation.  Your HS&E inspector will show you where the procedures and forms can be found.

Higher risk or abnormal activities will require that a Permit to Work is raised before work can commence, the following activities are covered in the permit to work process:

  • All hot work outside of designated hot work areas
  • All mobile crane work
  • Confined space entry
  • Electrical maintenance

HS&E Meetings

HS&E Meetings

All employees must attend the regular safety meetings.  For workshop staff they are held each week usually on a Tuesday, office staff safety meetings are held once per quarter.

At the safety meetings you will be advised of any safety alerts, incidents and ongoing work that might affect your own work.  It is important that you attend and listen, at the end of the meeting you may be required to answer questions on what has been discussed.  It is also a good place to raise any HS&E concerns that you have or have observed.



This is the end of the HS&E induction and you will now need to complete a short quiz to verify your understanding of HS&E at WOM ME and MTC.

Good Luck!

Who is overall responsible for HS&E at WOM ME and MTC?

  • The General Managers
  • The HS&E Department

Who is responsible for your safety at WOM ME and MTC?

  • I am responsible for my safety
  • My supervisor will keep me safe
  • My fellow worker will keep me safe
  • My general manager will keep me safe

Which of the following should we report on the Observation Card?

  • Unsafe Acts
  • Unsafe Conditions
  • Safe Acts
  • Safe Conditions
  • Accidents

Which of the following are your responsibilities with regard to safety as an employee? (Select all that apply)

  • I must perform work in a safe manner
  • I must ensure that my actions do not put others at risk
  • I must cooperate with management in the implementation of OH&S initiatives
  • I must report all workplace hazards or near miss immediately
  • I must report all injuries immediately

Which of the following are workplace hazards?

  • Machining, welding, pressure testing, blasting, painting
  • Misuse of equipment/hand tools
  • Insufficient training, supervision or resources
  • All of the above

What will you do if you discover an unconscious employee?

  • Move the employee to the first aid room
  • Call for a first aider
  • Call myself or get a colleague to call the emergency services
  • Try and establish what is wrong with unconscious employee

If you are not a fire warden what course of action should you take in the event of the fire alarm being heard?

  • I must immediately proceed to the muster point by using the safest evacuation route.
  • Myself and my colleagues must fight the fire before the emergency services arrive.

Which work activities require a Permit to Work (PTW) before work can commence?

  • Electrical Maintenance
  • All hot work outside of designated areas
  • Mobile crane lifting
  • Confined space entry
  • Welding
  • Pressure testing

How often are HS&E meetings held?

  • For workshop based employees they are every week, for office based employees they are every quarter
  • Once per month
  • I do not need to attend HS&E meetings