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Document ID (ISN)108889
CIS number 08-1413
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 599
Author(s) Robson J.K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Overview of TEMPSC performance standards
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 77p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr599.pdf [in English]
Abstract In the majority of offshore emergency scenarios on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, totally enclosed motor-propelled survival craft (TEMPSC) are relied upon as the secondary means for evacuation, after helicopters. Although TEMPSC are subject to performance standards laid down by the International Maritime Organisation, in particular with respect to launch systems, these standards address issues that primarily concern the carriage and use of lifeboats on ships rather than on offshore installations. Furthermore, a number of accidents have been reported that can be attributed to shortcomings in the design, use or maintenance of TEMPSC. This study investigated the current regulatory regime as applied to TEMPSC and its relevance to the use of these craft on offshore installations.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; escape and rescue; offshore oil extraction; lifeboats; petroleum and natural gas industry; escape means
Descriptors (secondary) safety engineering; report; standard; reliability; IMO
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry