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UK Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) draft Guidance on Regulations now available

18 July 2015

The UK Health & Safety Executive has published a draft guide which explains the regulatory requirements introduced by the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015 (SCR 2015) that came into force on 19th July 2015. To allow for familiarisation with the new guidance to SCR 2015, a draft version of L154 is now available to download.  

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Please note that if you do download a copy of this draft, it may be subject to further change when the final publication is produced.

The finalised version of the guidance will be published in due course and you will then be able to order printed copies or download a free copy.

About this guidance

This document provides an explanation of the regulatory provisions in SCR 2015 and is addressed to those with duties, such as licensees, installation operators, installation owners, well operators and others involved with offshore activities.

SCR 2015 apply to oil and gas operations in external waters, that is, the territorial sea adjacent to Great Britain and any designated area within the United Kingdom continental shelf (UKCS). They replace the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005 in these waters, subject to certain transitional arrangements.

Oil and gas activities in internal waters (e.g. estuaries), will continue to be covered by the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005, the requirements are explained in the associated guidance document L30 - A guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005.

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