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.
A decade on since a fatal crash in the North Sea, helicopter transport remains the “biggest concern” for the offshore workforce.
The oil industry’s cultural diversity can be a double-edged sword if key safety messages are blocked or lost in translation, guests at The Press & Journal's Morning Briefing heard yesterday.
New technology will help take the fear out of a North Sea rite of passage often referred to as “getting dunked”.
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.
Like those who operate in the energy sector, flying passenger planes is a profession in which safety is of the highest priority, writes Jeff Skiles.
The latest safety report from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) has announced a 36% drop in fatal accidents offshore, yet also found a slight increase in incidents resulting in fatalities for 2017.
It’s no surprise to hear that being within the legs which hold up massive North Sea platforms can be an “intimidating environment to work in”.
Oil and Gas UK has issued a call for the men, women and companies going above and beyond to promote safety in the North Sea.
Step Change in Safety (SCiS) has released a report designed to enchance safety, standardise common practices and saves time and money to the wider UK oil and gas industry.
An alliance of North Sea safety agencies is to focus efforts on the safe operation and maintenance of ageing facilities.
A fire broke out on a North Sea platform after crude oil pumped against a closed valve for nearly an hour - with the temperature rising from 33 degrees Celsius to 344C.
Dozens of jobs have been lost after a Scottish oil and gas safety specialist went into administration due to the Brent crude price plunge.
Ineos has been given an improvement notice after being accused of failing to take “all measures necessary” to prevent major accidents at its site at Grangemouth.
Mandatory registration for new drones could be introduced in a bid to crack down on reckless users.
The majority of offshore workers believe health-and-safety standards have dropped in the last six months, according to a survey.
The Norwegian government confirmed it would appoint a public commission to examine safety in the oil and gas sector.
A Norwegian politician has launched a new working group to produce a white paper on offshore safety in the region.
Unattended health issues not only threaten the worker – but can also threaten the productivity and profitability of their organisation.
Statoil has been given consent to use the Huldra facility in a cold phase in the North Sea.
Statoil’s chief executive Eldar Saetre has insisted it is safe to work offshore after a number of incidents in recent weeks.
Eighteen finalists will go head-to-head at a revamped event showcasing the champions of oil industry safety in Aberdeen next week.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the International SOS Foundation have just issued a guide outlining the aspects of safety, health and security for which organisations should take responsibility when they have workers travelling for work, or on international assignments.
It’s been almost three decades since the tragic Piper Alpha disaster, the world’s deadliest oil rig accident that claimed 167 lives off the coast of Aberdeen. Yet many of the challenges that Occidental Petroleum faced 28 years ago are once again gripping the oil and gas industry today.
Norway's safety body the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has found a number of non-conformities on Transocean rig's emergency preparedness systems.