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The BOSIET training course is under review again and changes are expected to take place to include the new CA-EBS. Those on the BOSIET Review Group have prioritised the implementation of the CA-EBS over the rest of the training course. Emily Taylor, who sits on the Review Group, said: "The BOSIET...
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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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