Health and safety rules drive new industry initiatives

Evolving health and safety regulations are prompting a broad range of new initiatives within the industry, including a subsea well incident response project, novel landing string assemblies, and new guidelines to make offshore support vessels safer

Building competence through a well-defined industry collaboration

IMOSTI Inc trains and educates the workforce in offshore oil and gas industry

Safeguarding company employees and contractors

Placing staff and contractors in high risk locations needs to be based on high quality and timely information and backed up by detailed emergency planning. The two allow for proactive solutions that can be implemented smoothly in the face of rapidly changing circumstances. Nick Stocker reports

Reducing the risk

Start-up, shutdown and transition actions are often the most dangerous periods of operation in the process industries. Ian Curtis argues that companies could consider reducing the potential for human error by employing automated control through safety permissive sequencing at such times of high risk

Light and fog warning systems for Saleh platforms

Platforms are marked by four Tideland Syncrolan LED light stations, fog signal, fog detector

Well capping device to bolster UK oil spill response capability

Cap uses a choke and a series of valves which close down and stop the flow of hydrocarbons

Explosion proof LED light

Suitable for applications such as petrochemical processing, offshore marine operations, paint spray booths

Safety and emergency protocol for Gulf of Mexico

FES International announces partnership with Helix Energy to offer official safety protocol for the Gulf of Mexico

Enhanced electrical safety at port

Watertight and dust-tight with IP66/67 sealing as standard

Lock can 'speak for itself’

First ATEX certified high security door lock

EU proposes new offshore health and safety rules

The EU considers that the offshore industry's current risk-management practices are inadequate and has proposed new rules. This, says Eugene McCarthy, is providing a boost to offshore training organisations at the same time



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