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HSE publishes UK offshore safety stats for 2015

14 June 2016

The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published its Offshore Statistics & Regulatory Activity Report for 2015. The report provides details of offshore injuries, dangerous occurrences and ill health reported to HSE under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), and HSE’s regulatory activity offshore during 2015.

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The RIDDOR data includes incidents occurring on offshore installations, wells, pipelines, wind farms and diving operations.

Headline statistics for 2015 are as follows:
·  There were no fatal injuries in 2015; there have been three fatalities in the last 5 years and seven in the last 10 years
·  There were 33 specified injuries, with a rate of 103 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers
·  There were 80 over-7-day injuries, a rate of 249 per 100,000 FTE workers
·  There were 15 occupational diseases, a slight decrease on the previous year
·  There were 299 dangerous occurrences; a fall of over a quarter compared to last year
·  There were 94 hydrocarbon releases, the same number reported in 2014; the hydrocarbon release rate has fluctuated over the last 10 years
·  There were 135 inspections undertaken at 104 offshore installations, operated by 47 operators
·  97 safety cases were assessed, an increase of over a third on the previous year
·  92 investigations were completed
·  63 workplace health and safety concerns were followed up
·  752 non-compliance issues were raised with operators
·  35 enforcement notices were issued (34 improvement notices and one prohibition notice)
·  There were two prosecution cases instituted and heard, both resulting in convictions

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