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Offshore industry health and safety warning: more must be done

Published:  01 January, 2008

A three-year investigation and the inspection of nearly 100 offshore installations has resulted in the offshore industry receiving a stark warning from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The sector was told that while significant improvements had been made, “more must be done!”.
The message came at the launch of the KP3 report, a major investigation carried out by the HSE’s Aberdeen-based Offshore Division into the safety and integrity of offshore installations and the equipment on them.
Speaking at the launch of the KP3 report, Health and Safety Commission Chair, Judith Hackitt said, “The KP3 report is an incredibly thorough investigation into the integrity of the assets in the offshore industry and was wide ranging in its scope. While the sector has co-operated fully with us over the last three years, there can be no mistaking our message to those in the board rooms of the oil and gas offshore companies – there is still much more to do.” The report is available on www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/kp3.pdf

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