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Offshore Safety & Risk Management

2-Day Training Course: Providing non-safety personnel with an essential overview. Training on safety & risk fundamentals specific to the offshore environment for industry newcomers, non-safety personnel or those who require a refresher & update.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand safety requirements and the fundamental bases for legislation and safety regimes
  • Review the principles of offshore hazard identification and risk management
  • Understand the relationship between reliability and safety
  • Recognise the role of good management in safety regimes
  • Appreciate the effects of human factors in safe operations
  • Recognise the need for planning and risk assessment in field operations and emergency response
  • Benchmark against an analysis of past safety incidents

Who Will Benefit

Managers, non-safety personnel, executives, safety legislators, safety executives who require an update/refresher on safety and risk in an offshore environment, operations engineers, installation personnel, process engineers, graduates, facilities operators, legal, finance and consultants to industry

About the Course

Safety is always a critical issue in every industry. It is especially important in the offshore oil and gas industry because it involves not only the handling of very large inventories of flammable materials, but facilities are often remote and isolated.

Offshore safety is covered by various ranges of legislation. It is important to understand the different approaches, how they overlap, and how they can be implemented. This will be summarised during the course. It is crucial that management and operators are committed to good safety practice and “do the right thing”.

The course reviews some of the hazard, risk analysis and risk assessment techniques, along with best practice approaches to safety and risk. It uses past safety incidents to better illustrate and examine the issues. Safety incidents often involve human factors; the role of people must therefore be understood. In addition the increasingly important environmental and security issues will be examined.

Although this is a fundamental overview for managers and non-safety staff, and is comprehensive, it should not be substituted for basic training and accreditation in safety.


“[The instructor was] very approachable. Encourages discussion and tailors material to the needs of the class.”
LNG Offatake Coord,Woodside

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Course Outline

Introduction to offshore production facilities and safety requirements

  • Offshore production systems
  • Shallow water platforms
  • Floating production systems
  • Offshore safety requirements
  • Examples of offshore accidents

The basis of offshore safety – Piper Alpha accident

  • Detailed review of the Piper Alpha accident
  • The management of safety
  • Management’s role and responsibility for safety
  • Shareholder response

The Safety Case approach

  • Basis of Safety Case
  • Identification of risks
  • Quantitative risk assessment
  • ALARP Principle
  • Safety critical elements
  • Verification and audit

Hazard Identification including HAZOP

  • Hazard identification principles
  • HAZID – methodologies
  • HAZOP – methodologies
  • FMECA – key methodologies

Offshore risk management

  • Risk and risk analysis
  • Basis of risk management
  • Risk management tools and techniques
  • Accident/incident prevention
  • Limitation of accident consequence

Other safety regimes

  • Rule bases regulations
  • Company regulations
  • National and international regulations
  • Requirements for floating production hosts
  • Environmental issues
  • Security issues

Human Factors in safety

  • Theories of Human Factors
  • System induced error models
  • Relationship between policy failures and errors
  • Methods to reduce the potential for human error
  • Examples

Examining various offshore job positions and their responsibilities

  • The organisation of offshore facilities
  • Mission and key activities for the Offshore Installations Manager
  • Examining other key positions
  • Life offshore
  • Various emergency situations
  • Facilities documentation and reference system

Safety in drilling

  • Review of major drilling disasters
  • Daily drilling safety issues
  • Drilling safety awareness programs
  • National Government safety actions

Reliability engineering in safety

  • Definition of reliability
  • Reliability in safety
  • Failure and causes of failure
  • Reliability index and analysis of supplied systems and components
  • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) analysis
  • Examples

Examining and assessing offshore risks

  • Examples of offshore risk
  • Classification of risk
  • Objectives in risk management
  • Meaning of the term risk
  • Risk equation and analysis
  • Risk mitigation

Offshore preparation and work in safety

  • Classification of operations
  • Principles and processes for preparing operations
  • Procedures and processes for executing operations
  • Principles for safe execution of work
  • Permit to work system

Offshore emergency response planning and execution

  • Presentation of the Emergence Response Plan (ERP)
  • Description of the process
  • Organisation and role of each team
  • Actions during an emergency

Case studies of offshore incidents

  • Review of past major offshore incidents
  • Damage to platforms
  • Helicopter incidents

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