SAFETY MANAGEMENT CHANGING IN U.K. NORTH SEA
Safety management is changing in the U.K. North Sea. The basis for safe operations once was a sector-wide set of rigid regulations applied to all installations equally, enforced by inspection. Now operators must identify all hazards on their platforms and demonstrate that operations can be conducted safely. The change follows recommendations of the Cullen Report on investigations into the July 1988 Piper Alpha disaster.