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My three-year-old daughter’s latest saying is “Daddy yer burstin’ ma heid.” Funny, seeing as that’s how a lot of us relate to everything about safety, with its fancy words like ‘policies’ and ‘requirements’ and the billion offshore TLAs that we use. It just makes yer heid burst. But it doesn’t have...
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After the Piper Alpha disaster, the Department for Energy introduced new regulations which led to the formation of SI971 Elected Safety Reps (ESRs). The SI971 Guidance states: "As a follow up, consideration should be given to developmental training needs", but until recently, no additional training...
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This edition includes features on emergency response vessels, using e-cigarettes offshore and the new clothing policy for offshore helicopter travel.
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Ever wondered why those stand-by boats are there? Every installation must have an Emergency Response Plan which describes how people would be rescued and recovered from the water. An Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) on standby is one way to aid this rescue. ERRVs exist to: Respond to an...
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Community. What does the word mean to you? The guys who have been working offshore for years may say that camaraderie was stronger in the past, when a sense of being ‘in it together’ was noticeable on every platform. But now, we have TVs in cabins, Wi-Fi enabled devices and social media – both on-...
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Tea Shack News sat down with Harry Toan, a true North Sea Tiger, who has spent the last 35 years working on the Ninian Platform. He told us about what's changed in the industry, and gives some trusted advice to those starting their offshore careers... Hi Harry, can you describe your time offshore...
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