The coronavirus pandemic is of a scale and severity which none of us have seen before, but we shouldn’t take for granted the true value of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry’s culture of safety.
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Based on his recent MSc research at Cranfield University, Dr Bill Robb of Safety Improvers, proposes that human factors applications could be even more effective.
A leading North Sea safety specialist has spoken out on his battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and his hopes to raise awareness of the terminal illness.
The oil and gas industry has a “clear and robust” plan to tackle leaks in the UK North Sea, a sector trade body said today.
A new conference has been announced which will focus on the most pressing health and safety issues in the North Sea.
Reflecting on safety, diving contractor KD Marine’s managing director, Hamish Petersen, thinks back to a lecture at Aberdeen University around a decade ago titled “Is HSE going to be the end of the North Sea?”
A Norwegian union has blamed a potentially fatal hydrogen leak at a refinery as part of a wider problem with maintenance backlogs.
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after a well incident during one of Total's North Sea drilling operations.
Red flags should have been raised in half of all health and safety incidents in the Norwegian sector prior to the mishap, according to new research.
An investigation has been launched after a rig worker got his foot trapped under a container during an offshore lifting operation.
Oil and gas services firm ASCO is forcing workers to be available 24/7 under shift changes that have been branded "extremely serious".
ASCO have moved a number of staff to a "highly flexible" working pattern in a bid to increase efficiency during port operations.
Aberdeen-based occupational healthcare business Iqarus has designed an £800,000 simulation facility to toughen up medical professionals.
Better technology could be behind an increase in the number of oil and gas leaks reported on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) in 2015, according to new research. In its latest annual health and safety report, Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said the number of offshore hydrocarbon releases went up by 9% last year. But the industry body said the rise was largely made up of minor incidents, as the frequency of major leaks was flat.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch today said pilot error was responsible for a fatal offshore helicopter crash, which left four people dead.
The head of industry body Step Change in Safety urged offshore workers operating in the harsh conditions of the North Sea to use their "stop work authority" if they felt working in severe offshore weather was compromising safety.
Oil companies must consider the effects of the oil downturn on the health and wellbeing of their workforce and work to support people through the most challenging period in a generation, a leading psychologist has warned.
Safety training provider Falck proved it practices what it preaches by winning an occupational health and safety award.
Fire protection multinational Tyco has agreed a global rights deal with Aberdeen-based RigDeluge to produce and market its oil and gas safety systems.
Nominations are now open for the sixth annual Opito Safety and Competency Awards.
A map of the world has been created to help keep oil and gas companies updated on regions that pose the most risks to their staff. International SOS has released its Health Risk Map 2015, which helps oil companies, non governmental organisations, educational institutions and governments understand health threats around the world. For Aberdeen-based oil companies in particular, it helps employers ensure that their staff are safe ahead of overseas assignments.
Safety remains an "absolute priority" one year on from the publication of a report addressing issues on offshore helicopter flights. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)'s CAT-1145 report was released on February 20, 2014 and listed 61 actions and recommendations aimed at addressing accident prevention for workers travelling offshore by helicopter. It comes one month after the CAA said there is still work to be done to improve flight safety.
Almost 52,000 offshore workers have been trained to use a mandatory new emergency breathing system (EBS) as new rules on their use come into for today, the industry safety body has revealed.