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.
Health & Safety
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.
Any business relies on its assets. Whether these are people, machinery, or even data, it is vital for the sustainable growth of any company that these are nurtured, protected and cared for.
Imagining a future career can be a tall order for many young people. It’s hard to see yourself as an adult, all grown up, carrying out complex tasks.
A group of talented young people are helping ensure business success for one of the North Sea’s leading firms.
Fears have been raised that cutbacks to the coastguard are putting “lives in danger” after new figures showed that almost 100 shifts were understaffed in 2018.
The helicopter involved in a crash which killed the owner of Leicester City lost control after the pilot's pedals became disconnected from the tail rotor, investigators said.
Norway's offshore safety body is investigating a fire which broke out on the West Phoenix drilling rig on Monday.
Dana Petroleum said today that it is rectifying an issue flagged by health and safety watchdogs on the Triton FPSO.
Around 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes, a figure that has more than doubled in the last 20 years. That’s not accounting for the additional estimate of almost one million people believed to be unknowingly living with the condition because they have not yet been diagnosed.
We recently published our Health and Safety Report 2018. Our annual report reflects on safety performance in the last year and looks at a range of issues affecting industry.
The last flu season to grip the UK was the worst in seven years. With its grim effects so fresh in the public consciousness and the 2018-19 flu season fast approaching, now is the time for businesses to recognise the potential commercial consequences to being ill-prepared.
A dropped pipe on a Norwegian oil platform could have killed two or more workers earlier this year, an offshore safety body has said.
A training, management and competency organisation has appointed a new UK managing director to lead the business as it continues to grow its service offering.
Fatigue is more than just tiredness. In the workplace it is a potential hazard – one that employers should proactively strive to manage. The first step to tackling this growing issue is understanding exactly what it is.
A marine and offshore safety equipment supplier has won contracts worth more than £3million after it started offering new products and training services to North Sea clients.
Checks have been ordered on AW189s after two "in-service failures" were reported on bolts used to install stabilisers on the helicopters' rear tails.