Tea Shack News

Tea Shack News

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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Standing up and doing a presentation can be one of the most harrowing tasks an ESR can do. Sweaty palms, mouth goes dry and instant memory loss as soon as you stand up. Yes, courses can help, but the best way to get confidence is practice. Even the best orators had humble beginnings, but gaining...
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Hydrocarbon releases can have catastrophic results. After almost reaching the 50% target reduction set in 2010, the oil and gas industry reaffirmed its commitment in 2013 to further reduce the number of hydrocarbon releases (HCRs) by 50% in three years. We can't achieve this target without learning...
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