Oil and Gas UK has released its Health and Safety Report for 2016, which entails the present working circumstances of offshore employees. Albeit the prices of oil are changing, the report comments on how UK firms are pushing through the slump efficiently and surviving during the downturn. It out rightly pushes firms to prioritise secure operations. Here are main findings by Fraser Hydraulics:
In 2015, no fatality was reported. The personal safety on the UK Continental Shelf has been progressing steadily since 2000. The fatal injury rate per 100,000 workers also saw a major downfall. Similarly, the non-fatal injury rate per 100,000 workers saw a 24% decrease in the last 7 years, which is lower than other UK industries including manufacturing and construction.
The specified injury rate per 100,000 workers also saw a 20% fall between 2013 and 2015. The most frequent kind of specified injury is fracture, which rules out fingers, thumbs and toes. The report proudly mentions that the year 2015 witnessed the lowest number of dangerous happenings since the H&S Report first published in 2006. In general, all dangerous occurrences like fires, explosions, weather damage etc., decreased by 30% in 2015 compared to 2013.
These statistics prove that safety standards in the UK Oil and Gas industry are constantly advancing. This is a remarkable achievement, considering all the risk associated with offshore work. This report ascertains UK’s commitment to provide offshore workers safe and healthy environment for work.