Mental health awareness has had an increasing profile in the energy sector over recent years. Perhaps now, more than ever, maintaining good mental health is particularly challenging, with fears of redundancy, furloughing and family ill-health all posing a potential distraction from safe operations.
Health, Safety & Environment
The UK’s health and safety watchdog is making “initial inquiries” after a generator overheated on the FPF-1 platform in the central North Sea.
An innovative scarecrow system could help tackle the foul issue of seabird droppings on offshore wind farms and platforms.
With increased maritime activity and the globalisation of demand, through ever-shorter supply chains focused on the Asian hub, there is a heightened potential for incidents at sea. This increase in shipping activity highlights a pressing need to improve safety and efficiency onboard ships through a focus on non‐technical skills. Our rationale is to optimise Human Factors training to prevent the next costly incident and help save lives.
Having assisted clients during previous health challenges such as Ebola, Zika virus, SARS, avian flu and the H1N1 2009 influenza pandemic, global healthcare provider Iqarus has approached Covid-19 using its wide-ranging medical expertise and experience to support its clients with additional services and expert solutions.
2020 arrived with a much-needed feeling of optimism and positivity throughout the industry. The long anticipated, planned Forties Pipeline Shutdown (FPS) presented the optimum opportunity for many Operators to align their summer shutdown campaigns and engineering project scopes to coincide.
A health and safety watchdog has accused a UK North Sea oil company of risking “fire and explosion” by having a flare unlit for extended periods on a platform.
Most people in the oil and gas industry will be aware of the term “functional safety”.
Offshore survival training provider Survivex has temporarily closed its facility in Aberdeen in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
A group of North Sea operators have struck a deal with a helicopter operator to bring confirmed and suspected Covid-19 sufferers back to shore.
Digital communications firm IFB, of Aberdeen, has launched a free service to help companies stay afloat amid all the chaos of the Covid-19 virus.
The annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in the US has become the latest business event casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A highlight of the UK offshore industry's social calendar has been postponed due to fears about the coronavirus spread.
Restrictions on offshore travel will be tightened in a bid to stop the deadly coronavirus spreading across the North Sea, an industry body has said.
Chevron Corp. asked traders and other staff at its Canary Wharf office in London to work from home as a precaution after an employee was tested for the coronavirus, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The risks of working in the offshore energy industry are well-documented – long hours, dangerous equipment, extreme weather and weeks away from family and friends. The results can be catastrophic, illustrated by the 2010 blowout on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which killed 11 people and spilled millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Two global industry bodies have joined forces in a bid to “eliminate fatalities” from offshore oil industry helicopter transport.
Occupational hygiene is one of the lesser-known areas of occupational health, which is often mistakenly thought of as having a purely medical focus.
Technology and training organisation 3T Energy Group has sold off the energy insulation side of its business to concentrate on developing new training technologies.
The rapid response to a crack found in a North Sea helicopter last week was a “very good example” of the inspection system working well, industry chiefs said.
Offshore helicopter safety will be under the spotlight at an event in Aberdeen next week.
A man who has worked tirelessly to improve working conditions in the North Sea after almost perishing on Piper Alpha has been appointed to lead Step Change in Safety.
Piper Alpha trauma expert David Alexander has officially joined the support team of a north-east firm offering a range of specialist training services.
Dropsafe, a global provider of dropped objects prevention technology for the energy and resources markets, has found that businesses in Power Generation may be exposing themselves to significant unseen long-term costs in their procurement of health and safety equipment.
A faulty extension cord and fume cabinet led to a fire breaking out on a drilling rig offshore Norway in November.