Tea Shack News

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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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Tea Shack News sat down with Bob Walker, chief engineer on the Teekay Petrojarl FPSO, Petrojarl Banff, to discuss what they do to create a safe working environment. Hi Bob, we’ve been hearing a lot from different installations about their safety initiatives. What have you done recently on Petrojarl...
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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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