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4. Offshore Helicopter Operations

lowest on record

In Summary T he UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is a major industrial sector that cannot operate without helicopters. They are intrinsic to offshore operations and, although for some installations walk-to-work provision is practical, there are no realistic alternatives for the UK offshore oil and gas sector as a whole. These commercial air transport operations on the UKCS take place in a hostile environment. Over the past 41 years, the safety record overall is good for this type of operation, however, there have been incidents of which tragically 13 have been fatal. T he UK oil and gas industry continues to work in concert with helicopter operators, helicopter and safety equipment manufacturers, and the regulators to further reduce aviation risks. They do this by collectively and vigorously pursuing robust operating procedures and practices, by pursuing offshore helicopter safety initiatives and research projects, as well as ensuring, where practicable, swift implementation of actions and recommendations arising from accident investigations, inquiries and reviews (such as CAP 1145). Dangerous occurrences are at their lowest: lower than the 2000-01 peak 62% The over-sev n-day injury rate in 2016 was the lowest on record Since 2004, the number of process hydrocarbon releases maintains a downward trend 3 rd The specified injury rate is at its lowest recorded level

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Over 715,000 passengers were flown offshore in 2016 The three-year average non-fatal injury rate

Since 2004, the number of process hydrocarbon releases maintains a downward trend The specified injury rate i at its l west r corded level

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totalling nearly 89,000 flight hours is less than half that of constr ction and transport

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occurrences eir lowest: en-day injury 6 was the

There was one reportable non-fatal helicopter accident on the UK Continental Shelf in 2016 Maintenance backlog is being tackled by industry

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totalling nearly 89,000 flight hours is less than half that of construction and transport

Year-on-year reductions reported

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There was one reportable non-fatal helicopter accident on the UK Continental Shelf in 2016

Over 715,000 passengers were flown offshore in 2016

2004, mber of ydrocarbon maintains ard trend

As a precautionary measure, Super Puma flights were suspended following the fatal accident in Norway

totalling nearly 89,000 flight hours

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