Health & Safety Report 2016
7. Regulatory Consultations
Oil & Gas UK continued to serve as the focal point for industry responses to regulatory consultations managed by the HSE and CAA. The following consultations were completed in 2015. 7.1 Safety Case Regulations Guidance As outlined in section 5 of this report, the Safety Case Regulations were updated in 2015 to align with the new requirements of the EU Offshore Safety Directive. Oil & Gas UK and its members supported the HSE through informal consultation in shaping the new regulatory guidance 22 . 7.2 Regulatory Oversight of Helidecks In May 2015, following on from Action 13 in its CAP 1145 report, the CAA published a consultation on proposals for it to assume responsibility for certification and approval of offshore helidecks, a role currently carried out by the Helideck Certification Agency. Oil & Gas UK consulted its members and submitted a response on behalf of industry. The CAA has since developed a proposal that is supported in principle by Oil & Gas UK and its members, however, firm details and timings are still to be finalised and agreed.
22 See www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l154.htm
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