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FAQs

  • Are there any benefits of becoming a BSC member?
  • Some of the benefits include:
    • Discounted training costs.
    • Ease of payment via invoicing.
    • Access to training library.
    • Online registration, view training history of trainees, etc.
  • When do you open and when can I take courses?
  • • Freeport Site
    Monday thru Thursday - 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Conoco / Chevron Lab
    Monday thru Thursday – 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Basic Orientation Plus
    Offered at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday at Freeport Site only (register no later than 7:30 a.m.)
    Friday 8:00 a.m. (register no later than 7:30 a.m.)
    • All Site Tests are Computer Based Training (CBT) Format
    CBT courses available Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m.
    to 3:00 p.m. (must begin test early enough to complete by closing time).
  • What time should I arrive?
  • You must check in 30-45 minutes before class if you are coming to the Basic Orientation Plus course. All other CBT’s will begin immediately after registration/check-in. Must begin test early enough to complete prior to closing time.
  • I was supposed to come in for training this morning but missed class. Can you reschedule me?
  • • Trainees will be allowed a 3 day window (due to extenuating circumstances) to complete testing. If you will not be able to attend the class within the 3 day window your company will have to reschedule your training.
    • Cancellations received after this 3 day window will not be honored and the company who registered the trainee shall be charged for the course(s).
    • All Cancellations must be in writing.
  • I have lost my ID. Can I still take courses?
  • All trainees are required to provide a government issued photo ID (State Drivers License, State or Federal Identification Card, U.S. Passport, U.S. Military Identification, State or Federal Department of Corrections Card).
  • Do I need a Social Security Number?
  • All trainees must have their Social Security number verified. This verification must be performed by the Brazosport Safety Council or transferred from another ARSC member Safety Council that has verified the number.
  • How do I replace my lost badge?
  • Bring proper ID and check in at the registration desk. Replacement fee is $10.00.
  • How often do I need to update my training?
  • Most training courses are good for 12 months and need to be updated according to the expiration date printed on the identification badge.

  • How long do the classes last?
  • • Basic Orientation Plus – 5.5 hrs.
    • Basic Orientation Plus Refresher - 1hr. 30min.
    • General Computer Based Training & Site Specific Training - 45 minutes to 3 hours.
  • What is Basic Orientation Plus?
  • Basic Orientation Plus is the initial course for Participants who have not worked in Petro-Chemical Industry or who have not attended this class. This course is an instructor led class approximately 5.5 hours in length and is offered Monday – Friday starting promptly at 8:00 AM.
  • How do I know if I need to take the full Basic Orientation Plus course or the Refresher?
  • All first time trainees must have taken Basic Plus before being eligible for Basic Plus-Refresher. A trainee, whose Basic Orientation Plus or Basic Orientation Plus – Refresher training has been expired for over four (4) years will be required to retake the initial Basic Orientation Plus.
  • What happens if I fail Basic Orientation Plus or Basic Orientation Plus Refresher?
  • Trainees who fail Basic Plus may re-take the class on the next business day. If a trainee fails Basic Plus Refresher, they are required to take the Basic Plus instructor led course.
  • What is Site Specific Training?
  • Site Specific Training is a course required prior to entering into a particular plant or facility. These courses cover policy, procedures, permits, emergency signals, etc. for each individual plant or facility.
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