Hazard reporting shake-up would cost industry £146m
20 March 20120
Preparing new major-hazard reports in proposed EU offshore
safety regulations would cost the industry £146million, it has been
According to a briefing note prepared by the UK Government and
seen by the Press and Journal, repealing the current system and
implementing new major hazard reports would also take “virtually
all of the Health and Safety Executive’s offshore division
specialist inspector resource for one year” – taking officials away
from frontline inspection and investigation duties.
The report says early estimates suggest the cost to the industry
of just changing guidance, procedures and documentation as part of
the new safety regulations would be an additional £18million.
Resubmitting design, well and combined operations notifications
would cost a further £12million and re-introducing UK verification
schemes would cost an extra £61million, it says.
Press and Journal, Elaine Maslin | 17/03/2012