Tea Shack News

Tea Shack News

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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The CAA Safety Directive released in May 2014 states that commercial air transport offshore cannot fly over seas of significant wave height of more than 6 metres. There were concerns that these new regulations would mean more flights are delayed. Helicopter pilot Captain Colin Milne thinks...
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You will have seen in previous issues of Tea Shack News that we have revised our strategy and the way we inspect the industry. We are making sure that industry and our inspectors focus on major hazard risks, the sort of risk that could threaten the whole of an installation. Another part of our...
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This edition includes articles on the CAA's CAP 1145 report, the new Step Change Steering Group and the Alwyn Platform's healthy eating incentives.
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Scene: An offshore tea shack with a group of workers having a tea break. Rab, a 'Green Hat' and Tam, a seasoned offshore worker, strike up a conversation about the work they're doing and the hazards and consequences involved. Rab: "How's it going, Tam? How's the pressure safety valves change out...
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