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.
Step Change in Safety
Two of the north-east’s most respected offshore safety experts have been announced as panellist at The Press and Journal’s next Business Briefing.
Several organisations have come together in a video campaign to prevent another Piper Alpha-level disaster in the North Sea.
The subject of offshore hydrocarbon releases (HCRs) continues to be a major source of discussion in the UK oil and gas industry.
A landmark report into the Piper Alpha disaster has finally been made free to the public, decades since its publication.
The winners of the 2018 Offshore Safety Awards were recognised yesterday at an event held in Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).
Step Change in Safety has made two appointments to its leadership team from operator Spirit Energy and helicopter firm Babcock Offshore.
The executive director of Step Change in Safety says the industry “must believe” that a Piper Alpha-scale disaster could never happen again in the North Sea.
The finalists for this year’s Offshore Safety Awards have been announced.
Oil rig workers will get the opportunity to pay their respects to those who perished in the Piper Alpha disaster thanks to a live video link provided by a safety group.
A ground-breaking study to ensure North Sea workers could escape from helicopter windows has been recognised with a prestigious award.
Aberdeen-based safety organisation Step Change in Safety has announced it is to launch a series of guidance packs focused on examining major accident hazards on offshore installations.
Step Change in Safety has said disruption caused by the introduction of new survival training requirements for North Sea workers will be “minimal”.
Safety organisation Step Change in Safety (Step Change) has announced the launch of new guidance outlining best practice in oil and gas to prevent hydrocarbon release.
By the mid-1990s post Piper Alpha safety standards had started to plateau.
Executive director of the organisation tasked with keeping offshore workers safe, Les Linklater of Step Change speaks to Energy Voice about how essential it is to get people to talk about helicopter safety, even when that conversation is difficult.
Step Change in Safety has commissioned a short film about the Piper Alpha disaster featuring artwork by Sue Jane Taylor.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has sounded the call for nominations as it prepares to celebrate the champions of North Sea safety.
Eighteen finalists will go head-to-head at a revamped event showcasing the champions of oil industry safety in Aberdeen next week.
The Offshore Safety Awards ceremony has been postponed following the North Sea helicopter crash which claimed 13 lives.
Pilots are flying into a "black hole" when landing on North Sea platforms at night.
The leader of the Step Change in Safety group said the lessons from the Sumburgh crash were not just the North Sea’s to learn.
The past month has been an interesting one.
It’s hard to believe that four years ago, I stepped into the role here at Step Change in Safety. Like my New Year’s resolutions, my hopes and the reality didn’t always align. Since day one, there have been many successes and Step Change’s strategic priorities have evolved. But, sadly, there have been tragic and stark reminders of just how much is still to be done.
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.