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Category: Offshore oil and gas

HSE jobs – Emergency Response Specialist: Marine Operations / Marine Engineer, Navy Architect or Master Mariner / Offshore Electrical Systems Engineer / Wells Engineering and Operations

Friday, June 24, 2016

Vacancies: Emergency Response Specialist: Marine Operations – Are you a marine professional?; Marine Engineer, Navy Architect or Master Mariner – Join our exciting Marine Integrity Team; Offshore Electrical Systems Engineer – Do you possess knowledge of electrical systems?; Wells Engineering and Operations – Do you have experience of well engineering? Close date, 30 November 2016.

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Annual offshore statistics and regulatory activity report 2015

Thursday, June 9, 2016

This annual report provides details of offshore injuries, dangerous occurrences and ill health reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and HSE’s regulatory activity offshore during 2015. Offshore hydrocarbon releases and population data for 1992-2015, also published.

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Health and safety scientists given centre stage

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

At the heart of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there is a breadth of experience and extensive expertise in science and engineering that is working to help predict the safety and health challenges of the future.

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L65 – Prevention of fire and explosion, and emergency response on offshore installations: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. It provides guidance to those who own, operate or work on offshore installations and looks at how to prevent fires and explosions as well as how to protect people should they occur.

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L123 – Health care and first aid on offshore installations and pipeline works: Approved Code of Practice and guidance (Third edition)

Monday, April 11, 2016

This Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and associated guidance provides practical advice on how you can comply with the requirements of the regulations. The ACOP covers the provision of adequate first aid and basic health care for all personnel, including visitors, who are injured or become ill while on offshore installations.

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MS38 – Offshore first-aid qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore first-aid (OFA) courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of OFA training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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MS39 – Offshore medic qualifications: A guide for training organisations approved under the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First-Aid) Regulations 1989

Monday, April 11, 2016

This guidance explains how to gain and maintain approval to run offshore medic courses and will help new and existing training providers develop and maintain appropriate standards of offshore medic training. The guidance has been revised to reflect changes to the ACOP.

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Fuel giant sentenced over offshore platform gas releases

Monday, February 8, 2016

One of the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies has been fined after gas leaks on a gas platform off the Lincolnshire coast put workers’ lives in danger. 

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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North West business leaders have their say as ‘working well’ roadshow arrives in Liverpool

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Liverpool hosted scores of business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the North West to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Midlands business leaders turn out as Birmingham hosts ‘working well’ roadshow

Monday, January 25, 2016

There was a healthy turnout in Birmingham on Monday as business leaders, worker representatives and regulators from across the Midlands met to discuss how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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Health and safety system strategy roadshow arrives in Bristol

Friday, January 22, 2016

South West business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today (FRI) in Bristol to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Cardiff welcomes health and safety system strategy roadshow

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Welsh business leaders and supporting organisations are meeting today in Cardiff to discuss the development of Britain’s new strategy for workplace health and safety. 

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Scottish business leaders turn out as Glasgow kicks off ‘working well’ roadshow

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There was a huge turnout at a Glasgow hotel on Monday as Scottish business leaders, worker representatives and regulators met to discuss the how to help more people come home safe and well from their jobs. 

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L154 – The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015: Guidance on Regulations

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

This guidance is for anyone who has duties under the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015), for example licensees, production installation operators, non-production installation owners and well operators. It provides advice and explains the regulatory requirements to those who may be affected by SCR 2015.

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RR1072 – Investigations into the immediate and underlying causes of failures of offshore riser emergency shutdown valves

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Riser emergency shutdown valve (RESDV) failures, whether arising from a test or a real demand, are reportable to HSE under RIDDOR and a preliminary survey found approximately 180 cases of failure. Given the criticality of RESDVs to offshore safety, it was determined that the reasons for these occurrences should be investigated.

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Total E&P UK Ltd received record fine following largest ever North Sea gas release

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Oil and gas production company Total E&P UK Ltd has been fined a record £1.125 million at the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen after it admitted failures that led to largest release of gas on record from the Elgin Offshore platform.

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Two companies fined after death of wind turbine technician

Monday, December 14, 2015

Siemens Public Limited Company (plc) and RWE Innogy UK Limited (RWE) were fined after 27-year-old Colin Sinclair was killed when he came into contact with the unguarded rotating shaft of a gearbox within a turbine at Causeymire windfarm.

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Shell UK sentenced over major oil release

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oil and gas production company Shell U.K. Limited, has been sentenced after admitting failures that led to an oil leak in the North Sea.

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HSE releases injury and ill-health statistics 2014/15

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The full statistical report and industry specific data can be found online.

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