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
10 - 12 February 2021 08:00 am - 04:30 pm BRISBANE 5
5 - 7 May 2021 08:00 am - 04:30 pm BRISBANE 9
Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
10 - 12 February 2021 08:00 am - 04:30 pm BRISBANE 5
5 - 7 May 2021 08:00 am - 04:30 pm BRISBANE 9


Harness is delivers the IWCF Level 2 Well Control courses. The Level 2 Well Control course is a four day intensive course designed by IWCF to expose personnel to basic well control principles; including basic math applications, BOP equipment, well control procedures and kick indicators.

This globally recognised course is designed for personnel operating or supervising in Drilling / Workover operations such as: Roughneck, Derrickma, Assistant to Wellsite Supervisor, or Wellsite Engineer, Wellsite Rig Engineer, Wellsite DrillingFluids, Mud and Completion Fluids Engineer, Wellsite Casing Crew Supervisors, Fishing Engineer or Fishing Tool Operator. 

This course is aimed at Floorman/Derrickman level personnel to develop their skills and knowledge prior to moving into an Assistant Driller role and undertaking the IWCF Level 3 (Driller) level course.  

Learning Outcomes:

  • Rotary Rig and its function
  • Surface BOP equipment
  • Auxiliary Equipment
  • BOP Control Systems
  • Mathematical Equations for drilling a well
  • Pressure Concepts
  • Causes of a Kick
  • Kick warning signs
  • Well Control procedures
  • Action upon taking a kick

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.

The assessment for this course has been designed to assess the individual to the Australian Qualification Framework, relevant Training Package, Australian and Industry expectations, as well as Commonwealth and State Legislation. 

Course Content

Throughout the Harness course our trainers will cover off the below operations ensuring a comprehensive understanding of both practical and theoretical elements. 

IWCF Well Control Level 2 course content: 
  • Introduction to Well Control 
  • Risk management 
  • Kill warning signs and indicators
  • Fracture pressure and maximum surface pressure 
  • Well control methods 
  • Well control management 
  • Blowout preventers 
  • Choke manifold and chokes 
  • Barries 
  • BOP control systems 
  • Barrier concept 
  • Causes of kicks 
  • Circulating systems 
  • Shut in procedures 
  • Well control during casing and cementing operations 
  • Contingency planning 
  • Associated well control equipment 
  • Auxiliary equipment  
  • Testing 
  • Simulator training, exercises and assessment 

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.