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CD272 The offshore safety Directive

Consultation on the implementation of Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations and amending Directive 2004/35/EC, and on the review of offshore Approved Codes of Practice and the updating of UK onshore oil and gas safety legislation to cover emerging energy technologies

This consultation document (CD) seeks your views on the UK’s proposed approach to implement the offshore safety Directive, and includes proposals on amendments to existing legislation, new requirements, new administrative procedures, and the establishment of an offshore competent authority.  It also seeks your views on HSE’s proposals to update onshore oil and gas health and safety legislation to take account of emerging energy technologies and the review of two Approved Codes of Practice: Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response on Offshore Installations (PFEER); and Health Care and First Aid on Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works.

This consultation document is large, but it has been published in clear sections so that respondents can easily identify and respond to the topics of most relevance or interest to them and HSE and DECC welcome views and comments on any of the topics discussed. 

As the Directive contains requirements relating to licensing, safety and environmental protection and emergency response, the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Health and Safety Executive are jointly leading the transposition with support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Department for Transport and the devolved administrations.

View the consultative document.

Respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire or download a form to complete.

This consultation began on 28 July and ended on 24 September 2014.

The summary report on the outcome of the consultation is now published.

Updated 2016-01-18