SEMS Internal Auditor Training

Our SEMS internal auditor training course trains operators and their contractors how to assess their SEMS program before the BSEE-mandated audit.

The course includes SEMS requirements, team audit exercises, exams to test understanding and role-playing exercises designed to develop attendees auditing skills within a Safety and Environmental Management System.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and structure of 30 CFR 250, Subpart S and API RP 75
  • Explain the requirements of 30 CFR 250, Subpart S and API RP 75
  • Explain the principles, processes and selected techniques used for the assessment of the requirements of the 13 SEMS program elements
  • Describe the responsibilities of a SEMS auditor, operators, owners and contractors
  • Describe the role of external audits in maintaining and improving management systems
  • Perform the process of planning, conducting and reporting of SEMS audits

Who should attend:

  • All Gulf of Mexico operators and their contractors
  • Operator SEMS managers
  • Operator QA managers
  • HSE managers
  • Facilities managers
  • Regulators


  1. Requirements
    a. 30 CFR 250, Subpart S
    b. NTL
    c. API
    d. PINC List
    e. SEMS II
  2. Hands-on exercises
    a. Audit planning
    b. Audit execution
    c. Developing an audit team
  3. Assessment
    a. Personal skills assessment
    b. Written exams
  • Explanation of an independent third-party's role in SEMS
  • The background to SEMS requirements
  • An in-depth review of the SEMS elements:
  1. Hazards analysis
  2. Management of change
  3. Operating procedures
  4. Safe work practices
  5. Training
  6. Assurance of quality and mechanical integrity of critical equipment
  7. Pre-startup review
  8. Emergency response and control
  9. Investigation of incidents
  10. Audit of SEMS elements
  11. Records and documentation
  • Audits and auditors
  • Exercise: Auditor's roles and responsibilities
  • Planning the audit, audit protocol
  • Performing audits
  • Exercise: Audit role play
  • Reporting audits
  • Writing and presenting audit findings
  • Exercise: Writing findings and scoring results
  • Review and discussion of writing audit findings
  • Corrective, corrective action, follow-up and evaluating corrective actions
  • Consolidation of learning
  • In-class examination

Custom training available

Custom classes tailored to your needs are available, call for more details. Lunch and refreshment breaks are catered. Training materials are provided to attendees.

Lloyd's Register trainers

Our auditor trainers have been carefully selected and are all hands-on oriented individuals who strive to create safer working environments by transferring their wealth of knowledge to a wide audience active in the oil and gas industry.

Each of our trainers has specific subject matter expertise that is combined with long-term operational and management experience.

Detailed professional biographies of our trainers are available upon request.

Benefits of Lloyd’s Register training

We can help you improve the skills and competence of your employees through targeted training in a professional and friendly environment. We offer extensive training programs focused on developing the technical skills and abilities of professionals across all areas of oil and gas operations and maritime activities.

We use a variety of methods from traditional classroom instruction to full integration with our specialists in real on-the-job assignments.

Over the past 20 years, Lloyd’s Register has provided training throughout the world in more than 12 languages. Our clients include a diverse group of companies, from majors to small independents, located in the U.S. and Canada, Latin America, North Sea, Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

We can conduct the training at your site, or in our state-of-the-art training facility conveniently located in the energy corridor in Houston, Texas.

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