As an industry, we’ve made good progress in mental health support, but we need to do more. According to a study by the International SOS Foundation, which looked at the mental health vulnerabilities for remote and rotational workers, 40% of respondents experience suicidal thoughts while on duty.
Health, Safety & Environment
Winter poses a unique set of challenges for the energy sector, especially for those stationed on offshore assets. As the temperature drops, energy workers face increased health risks in cold environments, a concern that should not be taken lightly.
An emergency helicopter landing in Stavanger in 2020 was caused by a misplaced washer left in its gearbox, the Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority (NSA) has found.
Offshore medical evacs and the “invisible cost” of onshore staff absences can be reduced by healthy lifestyles.
"At the most extreme it has meant that some operators were not able to fly their intended programme", said one analyst
An offshore safety specialist has added mental health support to its offering in recognition of the important role it plays in workplace health.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a warning to Stena Drilling relating to potential risks of legionella bacteria exposure on its Stena Don installation.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), approximately 1.8 million people suffered from a work-related illness in the UK in the fiscal year 2021/22.
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HSE and the Police worked to strip the divers of their qualifications, both of whom worked for North Sea contractors.
A safety alert has been issued after a lifeboat supplied by offshore safety equipment firm Survitec failed to inflate in an emergency.
Oil and gas firm Perenco has been hit with a trio of safety improvement notices over the state of one of its Southern North Sea platforms.
As a result the accident Norwegian contractor Island Drilling has been hit with an improvement notice.
Lifting engineer James King said he has suffered lasting mental health issues and awaits the results of an unresolved investigation after he flagged safety problems during work offshore.
An energy safety consultancy has increased its targets just four months since launch amid a growth drive and a push into renewables.
Investigations are continuing six months after worker Jason Thomas went missing from the Valaris 121 North Sea oil rig.
A Norwegian vessel operator has been told to up its game after one of its ships crashed into a Southern North Sea platform.
After an Energy Voice report on HSE last month, Drager's Paul Davidson assesses some steps firms should take.
A renowned disaster expert has given evidence at BP’s trial against the Health and Safety Executive.
A man who fell through an open hole on the deck of a BP (LON: BP) platform had “excellent” work ethic and had offered to tidy up to keep busy just minutes before he died, a trial has heard.
Two people died and one remains missing after an explosion and fire at a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) natural gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico early Friday, the company said.
An Aberdeen trial has heard how “safety and cost” were weighed up on a BP (LON: BP) platform where a man died.
The appeal was made because BP had, by the time the notice was served, already taken the remedial steps required, it said.
Medical expert notes uptick in focus on mental health in offshore energy, with stress an ‘acute’ issue
For the past two decades RMI has been working hand in hand with the offshore energy sector to help ensure it operates as safely as feasibly possible.
The offshore industry will review the weight and size of North Sea workers as concerns are raised over crews fitting into platform lifeboats.