helicopter safety


Exclusive: New co-chair of HSSG revealed


Industry safety group Step Change in Safety has announced CHC Helicopters West North Sea regional director, Mark Abbey, will take to the helm of its Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) as its new co-chair. Mr Abbey will join Dave Dickson, vice president of safety and operational risk for BP North Sea, the group’s operator co-chair. He sat down with Energy Voice in an exclusive interview where he spoke about the successes already made and the challenges still faced to ensure confidence in helicopter safety.

Health & Safety

UK government rejects call from MPs for helicopter safety study


The UK Government has rejected a call from MPs for an independent study into North Sea helicopter safety. Louise Ellman, the chairwoman of the transport select committee at Westminster, wrote to ministers last month asking them to order research assessing any safety improvements and on-going issues in the sector. The move followed the publication of the committee’s report into a series of recent helicopter crashes in the North Sea.