Tea Shack News

Tea Shack News

Since the last issue of Tea Shack News, the oil and gas industry has taken a downturn which is challenging every part of the industry. We spoke to four individuals from the industry about how this has impacted safety in the North Sea. Many think involving the workforce is crucial to ensuring safety...
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Everyone agrees that the role of an elected safety rep (ESR) as a safety leader, a motivator and a driving force in workforce involvement is essential for our industry to achieve goal zero incidents. To achieve this goal, full participation of the workforce through their ESR is indispensable. But...
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When I started working in HSSE six months ago, I had no experience of the oil and gas industry. However, I did have a background in health, where I began to understand the motivational behaviours of people. It turns out that the biggest barrier to making changes is a lack of clear, concise,...
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Twenty-eight year old Karen McCombie celebrates a decade of working offshore this year. Karen is an Offshore Support Planner and Heli Admin on Claymore, and is on the incident management team. "I went offshore the week after my 18th birthday. Initially it was just to make good money until I decided...
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This edition looks at safety efforts on the Teekay Petrojarl Banff, how to teach kids about safety and updates on the BOSIET training course.
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Why do we think that no-one but a properly qualified electrician should work inside a switch room cabinet, or no-one but a properly qualified mechanical technician should change the oil in a gear box, while at home anyone can change an electric plug or oil in their car. Offshore we are not allowed...
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