Why Choose Harness?

Harness is a leader in safety training and a major player in labour hire across a diverse range of mid-high risk environments and industries. With over a decade of operation, zero non-conformance issues since our inception as a Registered Training Organisation, we now train over 8,000 personnel each year – consistently supplying our clients with compliant, well-trained and safe employees. Through our rigorous training and passionate instructors, it is our vision to prevent fatalities and injuries, minimise down-time and reduce associated costs to individuals, to families, and to businesses.

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Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
26 - 30 October 2020 08:00 am - 04:30 pm BRISBANE 6
23 - 27 November 2020 08:00 am - 04:30 pm BRISBANE 6
14 - 18 December 2020 08:00 am - 04:30 pm BRISBANE 6


The course addresses the basic principles of well control and pressure control equipment during well completions, intervention and servicing operations. 

Well Intervention Pressure Control (WIPC) courses are fully accredited programs designed by Harness in conjunction with the International Well Control Forum (IWCF) requirements. 

Note: First time attendees may be required to complete Level 2 before proceeding to Level 3 or 4.

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Methods:

Harness Instructors

Well Control Instructors play a critical role in IWCF training - it's time for you to experience a world-class facilities with trainers to match. Harness instructors have been hand picked from a global stage and have successfully implemented a human factors approach to our programs. This approach to training has resulted in reduced anxiety levels, enhanced performance, greater retention and an overall positive learning experience throughout our courses. 


The mode of delivery for this course is face to face in a classroom environment as well as significant practical elements outside of the classroom. 

In the delivery of this course, our trainers focus on providing an individualised adult learning environment that considers the learner’s experience and employment history. 

Theory is presented in a supportive learner centered environment designed to provide functional theoretical knowledge that is directly applicable to real world tasks.

Learning materials provided include the Harness student handbook and participants will be advised in advance of attending the course if there are any materials to be provided by them.


Course Content

This IWCF Well Intervention Pressure Control WIPC - Level 3 and 4 course covers a blend of both theoretical and practical training to ensure you walk away knowing industry best practice when it comes to well intervention pressure control. 

Core Unit: Principles, procedures and equipment 
  • Overview of completions operations 
  • Introduction to well control 
  • Introduction to barriers 
  • Risk management 
  • Circulating systems 
  • Testing and well integrity testing 
  • Shut in procedures 
  • Well control methods 
  • Contingency planning 
  • Blowout preventers 
  • Completions equipment 
  • Annulus pressure monitoring 
Elective Unit: Coiled Tubing Operations
  • Coiled tubing equipment 
  • Rigging up 
  • Testing 
  • Barrier principles 
  • Contingency procedures 
  • Shut in procedures 
Elective Unit: Snubbing Operations
  • Pressure control equipment 
  • Rigging up procedure 
  • Testing 
  • Barrier principles 
  • Contingency procedures 
  • Shut in procedures 
  • Operating procedures 
Elective Unit: Wireline Operations 
  • Pressure control equipment 
  • Rigging up 
  • Testing 
  • Barrier principles 
  • Managing a leak of malfunction on surface 
  • Contingency procedures 
  • Critical operating procedures 


Contact us on  1800 HARNESS ( 61 7 3292 0700) or email admin@harnessenergy.com.au today to find out more!

You can view our terms and conditions and student handbook here before making a decision to train with us.


  • Well Control Events
  • Risk Management and Management of Change
  • Causes of Well Flow
  • Shut-in Procedures
  • Gas Migration
  • Circulating System
  • Well Kill Methods
  • Well Control Contingencies
  • Well Control Calculations
  • Pressure Control Equipment
  • Barriers and Barrier Testing