Reynolds Training Partners with Smartflow on ISGOTT V6 App


Reynolds Training Services is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Smartflow. We’re an award-winning provider of safety and compliance training for the bulk liquid storage and energy sectors, while Smartflow is a leading digital solution provider for the tank storage industry. This collaboration focuses on delivering a digital solution which ensures ISGOTT v6 compliance and drives clear communication and operational excellence underpinned with the demonstration of technical competence.

Prioritising Safety and Operational Efficiency

At Reynolds Training Services, safety and technical competence are our core values. Through this partnership, we are committed to empowering terminal operators and tanker crews with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently navigate the requirements of ISGOTT v6.

We believe that Smartflow’s cutting-edge digital platform, designed specifically for ISGOTT v6 compliance, will be a valuable asset in ensuring the safety of every individual involved in bulk liquid transfers between oil tankers and terminals.

John Reynolds, Managing Director of Reynolds Training confirmed his excitement about and commitment to the new partnership with Smartflow: “We’re proud to be associated with Smartflow’s ISGOTT solution, as we believe this cutting-edge application contributes greatly to the correct use and accurate completion of The Ship Shore Safety Checklist. This helps ensure safe loading and off-loading operations.”

John was particularly supportive of the move from the traditional paper-based system to a more collaborative online platform: “The digital format improves communication between the vessel and the terminal, which enhances safety.”

John then continued to stress the importance of this as a method for improving safety and demonstrating competence: “As a provider of technical and safety training, we are keenly aware of the importance of clear communication in high hazard operations and the importance of underpinning this with demonstration of competence relevant to the role. The beauty of the Smartflow solution is that it centralises the information exchange between tankers and terminals (and provides an easily accessible database of historic details), providing clear recognition of the information being exchanged and removing the confusion that might come from email exchanges, for example. The Smartflow solution, in my opinion, underpins the core principle of ISGOTT: providing clear communication and enhancing safety of terminal operations”

Meanwhile, Jelle Swanenberg, COO of Smartflow commented: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Reynolds Training, a strategic move focused on harmonising operational excellence and skills with our digital platform.”

He too sees this move into the digital sphere as a great leap forward: “Smartflow’s advanced ISGOTT solution, in tandem with Reynolds’ industry expertise, marks a pivotal moment in elevating operations within the tank storage sector. This collaboration empowers terminal professionals with enhanced skills, knowledge, and cutting-edge tools, representing a significant step towards a more efficient and technologically advanced future for tank storage terminals.”

This will, no doubt, be just one of many ways that modern digital technology can help improve safety and efficiency in the bulk storage sector.

Toolbox Talk about ISGOTT v6

John Reynolds, the founder and MD of Reynolds Training was delighted to include the Smartflow ISGOTT solution in his latest Toolbox Talk video. This is just one of a series of videos that will be released as part of the strategic partnership through Virtual Reynolds, the new 3D VR learning platform.

Firstly, John introduces us to the Ship Shore Safety Checklist (aka SSSCL), the document which both the responsible officers on the tanker and in the terminal have to complete when an oil tanker is docking at a terminal.

John then takes us through the various sections of the SSSCL, commencing before the vessel arrives at the berth, continuing through mooring and preparation for discharge or loading operations, right through to regular monitoring throughout.

John explains the importance of completing the SSSCL and discusses how Smartflow’s digital solution helps personnel on the tanker and in the terminal understand their individual roles, conform to the required standards, communicate clearly with each other and, therefore, perform their duties in the safest and most efficient way possible.

You can check out John Reynolds’ introduction to the Smartflow ISGOTT Checklist solution here.

ISGOTT – Beyond Compliance

The International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals (better known as ISGOTT) provides clear guidance on how the operational interface between vessel and terminal should be managed safely. This includes the completion of a structured document referred to as the Ship Shore Safety Checklist (aka SSSCL). We believe that the Smartflow solution helps ensure that filling-in the checklist goes beyond simply ticking boxes. It offers features that streamline procedures, improve communication and enhance data-driven decision-making, resulting in improved efficiency, productivity and, above all, safety.

The Role of Technology in Training Excellence

Here at Reynolds Training, we are constantly developing and updating our training programmes to reflect the latest industry standards and best practices. We are also restless in our efforts to involve cutting-edge technology in creating better and more relevant learning opportunities, all underpinned by the quality assurance offered by our experienced, time-served trainers. This blended approach ensures that our clients receive the most comprehensive and effective training possible whether that be at our site, their site or online. Our drive with the strategic partnership with Smartflow is to embrace digital solutions and embed training options that can demonstrate competence, utilising Virtual Reynolds to drive this forward.

Building a Safer Future

This partnership between Reynolds Training Services and Smartflow represents a significant step forward for the application of ISGOTT v6. We are confident that Smartflow’s ISGOTT v6 solution can help create a safer and more efficient operational environment for everyone involved. We are excited to be involved in working to deliver competence-based solutions for the relevant roles within ISGOTT and the all-important SSSCL!



About Reynolds Training

Reynolds Training Services creates and delivers health & safety training and process training, as well as competency management, to build future-focused career pathways for the high hazard industries, covering everything from plant, through logistics, to tank storage. Our courses are underpinned by internationally recognised awarding bodies including NEBOSH, IOSH and GQA.

As a registered Apprenticeship Training Provider, we founded the UK’s first Bulk Liquid Storage Apprenticeship. We also provide bespoke training to meet the needs of our sector today and into the future of energy transition. Always keen to drive forward digital transformation in our sector, we are pioneering the use of 3D VR technology in our training delivery.

About Smartflow

Smartflow provides SaaS solutions to digitise inspections and checks within the Energy, Petroleum, Maritime & TIC industries. Field workers use Smartflow technology to efficiently execute workflows and capture data that can be shared throughout the company or with partners in real time.

Safety is the goal we strive for. In the high hazard sector, all around the world, field workers are constantly putting their lives at risk for our sake. Either by working in challenging environments, exposing themselves to hazardous situations or inspecting assets in dangerous places. At Smartflow, we feel that we owe it to these professionals to equip them with the best digital solutions modern technology can provide.

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