Health & Safety Report 2017

5. Significant Issues and Activities

In Summary A s the trade association for UK offshore oil and gas, external stakeholders, and maintains industry networks and expertise. Collaboration and co-operation between its members and with stakeholders allows industry to strengthen its health and safety culture. In 2016, Oil & Gas UK worked with its members to ensure that experience, knowledge and expertise is shared broadly. One way this is achieved is by developing industry guidelines to promote sector-specific good practice and regulatory compliance. Oil & Gas UK guidelines are produced by bringing together interested parties, including technical experts, industry figures and organisations, and often the relevant regulator. In 2016, documents were produced on cumulative risk, maintenance optimisation and unmanned aircraft systems. Oil & Gas UK work groups also reviewed current standards and guidance relating to occupational health, fire and explosion risk, and provided industry feedback to regulatory consultations on aviation. Oil & Gas UK promotes open dialogue across all areas of industry, engages with government, regulators and other


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The association supported industry in resolving a number of significant areas, including aviation issues affecting normally unmanned installations, asset integrity performance monitoring, and the ongoing implementation and reporting of CAP recommendations for offshore helicopter operations. In 2017, Oil & Gas UK will continue to support its members in all of these areas, as well as focusing on issues such as asset integrity and decommissioning and working towards an appropriate commemoration for the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster in 2018.


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