A leading industry body has revealed suspected Covid-19 cases offshore have continued to fall due to “effective industry-wide measures”.
The North Sea is bringing the risk of Covid "under control" with just 10 cases of people contracting it while at work offshore in the UK .
Very few people instinctively know what to do during a crisis.
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.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reported that four workers have contracted Covid-19 as a result of occupational exposure offshore, with more expected to follow.
Trade body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said it is “continuing to work with the government” on sector-specific guidance for easing the lockdown in the industry.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has confirmed it is to seek an exemption for offshore workers to a new 14-day quarantine on flight arrivals to the UK.
Around 200 North Sea workers have been evacuated with suspected Covid-19 symptoms over the last six weeks as the sector has attempted to manage the spread of the virus.
The UK oil and gas sector can’t “jump the gun” on the removal of minimum manning across the North Sea, according to a safety chief.
The UK's oil and gas industry has welcomed the publication of fresh guidance on managing Covid-19 cases offshore.
North Sea oil and gas workers are to be given priority Covid-19 testing places alongside emergency service and critical staff.
An oil and gas representative body said it has been “very clear” on the messaging over Covid-19 offshore testing, but that it “takes time” after one oil major sent workers offshore prior to receiving their results.
North Sea workers must accept ‘accountability’ for their own health and safety in order to halt the spread of Covid-19 offshore.
Temperature checks and social distancing ‘do work’ for North Sea helicopter travel, OGUK director claims
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has insisted temperature checks and social distancing “do work” as a Covid-19 safety measure for offshore helicopter flights, despite concerns from workers and unions over the practices.
Almost 40% of the North Sea workforce has been cut as operators attempt to wrestle with the growing coronavirus crisis.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) will work with hotels to create “safe havens” for returning offshore workers with suspected Covid-19 cases, its safety boss said last night.
Representative body Oil and Gas UK (UK) has announced the appointment of two new directors as the organisation looks to focus its attention toward a new and 'diverse energy mix'.
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