|Document ID (ISN)||108013|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 397
Health and Safety Executive
||An evaluation of current legislative requirements for verification of elements critical to the safety of offshore installations
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. xvi, 26p. Illus. 3 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr397.pdf [in English]
||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.
||United Kingdom; major hazards; safety checks; inspection; offshore oil extraction; approval
||legal aspects; report; comparative study; cost-benefit analysis; economic aspects
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Petroleum and natural gas industry