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Document ID (ISN)108013
CIS number 08-679
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 397
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title An evaluation of current legislative requirements for verification of elements critical to the safety of offshore installations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. xvi, 26p. Illus. 3 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr397.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report presents and discusses research undertaken to evaluate the effects of the amendment made in 1996 to the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations (1992) which introduced a requirement for the verification of the safety-critical elements of an offshore installation by an independent and competent person. Prior to the introduction of verification, offshore installations were required to have a Certificate of Fitness. The present work attempted to determine the difference in cost-benefit terms between the two regimes. However, there were insufficient cost data available to allow a meaningful quantitative comparison. Therefore, a revised methodology was implemented and qualitative data were collected by means of interviews and analysed to allow a subjective comparison of the two regimes. Recommendations for improvement of the verification process are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; major hazards; safety checks; inspection; offshore oil extraction; approval
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; report; comparative study; cost-benefit analysis; economic aspects
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Safety supervision
Major hazards