LONDON – Safety and environmental practice is improving across the UK continental shelf, according to Oil and Gas UK’s (OGUK) latest Health & Safety Report.
This reveals no major hydrocarbon releases reported in 2020, the first ‘clean slate’ for the sector since 1996, with significant releases down by 25%.
There was also a 30% drop in the number of reportable incidents, a decline in reportable injury rates offshore, and for the fifth year running no work-related fatalities on offshore installations.
Slips, trips, and falls accounted for 26% of all injuries.
More than 111,500 OGUK oﬀshore medical examinations took place, including for the first time remotely-conducted medicals. Most common causes of failed medicals were blood pressure and diabetes.
And safe helicopter operations were maintained despite the widespread impact of COVID-19.