Tea Shack News

Tea Shack News

It goes without saying that working on an offshore installation is hazardous. Substantial effort is made to ensure accidents don't happen, but if something does go wrong, everyone must know their role and be ready to respond. Step Change in Safety recently attended an OIM Emergency Response...
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This edition includes articles on ship collisions, the North Sea Tigers Facebook page and the winners of the 2015 UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards.
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I want to share a 'safety moment' of sorts with you, to emphasise that leadership and workforce engagement, if nurtured in a proactive way, can actually improve efficiency and safety performance generally. But then you already know that...don't you? I appreciate that we are going through a tough...
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One of our Tea Shack News contributors sat down with Bob Egan, a man whose no-nonsense approach to safety impressed the HSE so much, they created a job to get him on board. Have you met Bob Egan? As part of his secondment to HSE, Bob will be encouraging workforce engagement with safety by building...
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I've been an elected safety rep (ESR) for more than 15 years, working across five installations with different operators. I'm also a member of the Step Change ESR group which is identifying and promoting good ESR practices and creating a community where they can share experiences and provide...
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Having worked my way through an apprenticeship scheme onshore, I moved ito the oil industry five years ago. I initially worked in the UK North Sea, then the Norwegian sector, and now I am working in Egypt. Recently on the rig I was chatting to an agency technician who had moved to international...
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