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Metocean interventions


The themed inspections with key duty holders are aimed at ensuring the inputs and outputs on extreme hazard control were current and also provided the opportunity to disseminate important data changes and standardisation issues in the metocean area. Dissemination of the research through internal documents and industry standards will continue with safety case assessment and inspection activity being subsumed within the underwater activity. It is intended to focus interventions in this area towards assessing the adequacy of duty holder metocean advice, following the publication of Offshore Information Sheet 1/2008 (The Role of the Metocean Adviser). In addition, for jack ups, the evaluation and provision of an adequate air gap continues to be a focus for inspection.

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Issues addressed

Intended outcome

The main intended outcomes are as follows:


Inspection reports at the duty holder and/or installation level.

Supporting information

The Offshore installations and Pipeline Works (Management and Administration) Regulations 1995 (MAR) Regulation 14

CAP 437 - Offshore helicopter landing areas - guidance on standards CAA 1998

Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005 Reg. 7, 12(1) (c) and (d)

Research and technical support needs

No immediate needs are envisaged.

Some technical support (under the Framework Agreement) may be required in response to issues arising, or for impact evaluation purposes.



Updated 2012-12-13