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  • 1 April 2015
    Project & Tenders

    Step Change in Safety has announced that 41,464 offshore workers have been measured ahead of the helicopter passenger size restrictions which are introduced today, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in the UK. The restrictions were introduced in February 2014 in a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) report which stated that helicopter passengers must sit adjacent to a window […]

  • 17 May 2018

    The results of a joint project into the body sizes of UK offshore workers on board various helicopter crafts has received an award for outstanding contribution to ergonomics.

  • 6 May 2016

    The Offshore Safety Awards, organized by Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK, have been postponed due to the fatal Super Puma helicopter crash in Norway a week ago. Oil & Gas UK, representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, announced on Thursday that the decision was made by the […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Equipment

    Offshore clothing policy, created to guide workers flying to offshore rigs in the UK on what to wear under the survival suit while in a helicopter, takes effect today, October 1. According to the Step Change in Safety, all workers travelling to installations in UK waters should observe the guidance. Information will be available at UK […]

  • 18 August 2016

    Oil & Gas UK, in association with Step Change in Safety and Maersk Oil, has handed out six awards during this year’s Offshore Safety Awards held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre to people and companies making a positive difference to North Sea’s safety. The Offshore Safety Awards took place on Wednesday with a total […]

  • 5 March 2013

    Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd (Bond), one of the UK’s providers of energy support services, has become a full member of Step Change In Safety. Step Change In Safety was founded in 1997 by the principal oil and gas industry trade associations, with the aim of making the UK the safest place to work in the […]

  • 8 January 2015

    Step Change in Safety, an industry safety group, has announced the measurement strategy for helicopter passengers travelling to and from offshore installations, on the UK Continental Shelf. The strategy follows Step Change’s announcement in October 2014 that passengers will be measured by the width of their shoulders, and those whose shoulders measure greater than 22″ (55.9cm) […]

  • 14 October 2014

    Step Change in Safety last week announced a size criteria for helicopter passengers travelling to and from offshore installations on the UK Continental Shelf. Do you know what size you are? No? Read on. The criteria came in response to the size restrictions laid out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in February 2014. Helicopter […]

  • 23 August 2017

    Oil & Gas UK, in association with Step Change in Safety and Maersk Oil, has handed out awards in six categories during the Offshore Safety Awards held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre to people and companies excelling in North Sea safety. During the event which took place on Wednesday, August 23, attendees heard […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Equipment

    Every helicopter flying for the offshore oil and gas industry in the UK is now equipped with a new CAT-A Emergency Breathing System, the Step Change in Safety has revealed.

  • 16 September 2014
    Equipment

    The Passenger Size workgroup has created a standardised clothing policy which sets out guidance on what should be worn under a survival suit when travelling offshore in a helicopter in the UK. According to Step Change in Safety, the policy will be effective from Wednesday, 1st October and should be observed by all workers travelling […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    UK’s offshore oil and gas safety body Step Change in Safety has appointed Steve Rae, a Piper Alpha accident survivor, as its new Executive Director.

  • 27 March 2015

    Oil & Gas UK has revealed the names of the workers “striving to ensure safety in the UK offshore oil and gas industry” yesterday, March 26, 2015.  There were over 100 nominations to the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards, jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety, with Maersk […]

  • 11 January 2011
    Business & Finance

    In a move to drive further reductions in the number of accidental hydrocarbon releases in the UK oil and gas industry, companies have committed jointly to cut leaks on their offshore installations by 50 per cent over the next three years. As a result of unremitting efforts by the industry working collaboratively through Step Change […]

  • 11 December 2015

    A helicopter owned by CHC, a provider of offshore helicopters for offshore oil and gas industry, on Thursday requested a priority landing in Aberdeen. According to a statement by Step Change in Safety, a CHC helicopter landed safely at Aberdeen Airport at 10.15am on Thursday. The aircraft was inbound and, after a cockpit indication, the crew […]

  • 7 January 2015

    Oil & Gas UK has informed that the nominations have opened for the fifth UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety with Maersk Oil as principal sponsor. According to O&G UK, this year’s event – taking place on April 29 at the Aberdeen Exhibition […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Equipment

    More than 26,100 people have completed their training with the new Emergency Breathing System, that is expected to deliver improved levels of safety for offshore helicopter passengers.

  • 11 July 2014
    Equipment

    The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the UK’s specialist aviation regulator, yesterday announced the approval of a new enhanced emergency breathing system that will deliver improved levels of safety for offshore helicopter passengers. The move follows a series of measures announced in February to increase the safety of offshore helicopter flights. These were the outcomes […]

  • 17 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    One of the UK’s most highly regarded oil and gas industry leaders will be given a special award for his services to offshore safety at a special awards ceremony on 18 April 2012. The Award for Services to Safety will be presented to Mike Bowyer at the 2012 UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards, […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    A key US investigation into the Macondo disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 could take into account learning and lessons from the UK. Investigators from the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) visited the UK on a fact-finding mission to gain further understanding of the UK oil and gas industry’s regulatory […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), Grahame Smith, will give the keynote address at this year’s UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards. He will address a gathering of hundreds of the oil and gas industry’s most enthusiastic champions for offshore safety at a ceremony on 24 April, where he will […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), Grahame Smith, will give the keynote address at this year’s UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards. He will address a gathering of hundreds of the oil and gas industry’s most enthusiastic champions for offshore safety at a ceremony on 24 April, where he will […]