Step Change in Safety signs Process Safety Leadership Principles

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New leadership measures to prevent major hazards offshore have been established by the oil and gas industry.

The“Principles of Process Safety Leadership for the offshore UKCS Oil & Gas Industry” is a release prevention plan in response to recent statistics showing an increase in the number of major hydrocarbon releases last year.

The principles, which promote the involvement of senior managers in managing “major hazards” have been signed by the Health and Safety Executive, the Offshore Regulator for the Environment and Decommissioning, OGUK, Step Change in Safety and the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

It’s believed to be the first time that the industry has aligned behind a common set of process safety leadership principles.