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Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005 (SCR05) – Submission of notifications, thorough review summaries and safety cases

  • Operations notice: 74
  • Issue date: November 2007


1. This notice provides guidance for those who have duties under SCR05 to send notifications or submit safety cases and thorough review summaries to HSE. Documents may be sent in hard copy or electronically, subject to the restrictions set out below.


2. This notice updates the guidance in Operations Notice 33 (which has now been withdrawn) for the submission of hard copies, and introduces new procedures on the communication of information by electronic means in accordance with SCR05 regulation 3.

Electronic documents

3. In addition to sending information on CD, HSE has set up a dedicated email account,, to facilitate electronic submission of the following:

CDs should be sent to the address in paragraph 9.

4. It should be noted that regulation 3 does not apply to notices served under regulation 22(2).

Well notifications

5. Well operators should continue to send notifications of well operations (Reg 17) to the dedicated account.

Technical limitations

6. Information submitted must be in a form that HSE is able to read and print.  Advice on acceptable formats for submissions can be obtained from OSD’s Safety Case Receipt Coordinator via the dedicated SCR05 email account or at the address below.

7. HSE is unable to accept any emails, including attachments, that are larger than 20mb in total. Acceptable formats include Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word.

Submission of hard copy documents

8. Alternatively, non electronic submissions can continue to be sent to HSE at the address below. Fourteen hard copies are normally required and an electronic version e.g. on CD is also welcome. The number of copies required may be reduced, subject to agreement with OSD’s safety case manager or their deputy, for the installation concerned.


A guide to the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005 L30 Third edition HSE Books 2006 ISBN 0 7176 6184 9

Further Information

9. Any queries relating to this notice should be addressed to:

Health and Safety Executive
Hazardous Installations Directorate
Offshore Division
Lord Cullen House
Fraser Place
AB25 3UB

Tel 01224 252500
Fax 01224 252615

This guidance is issued by the Health and Safety Executive. Following the guidance is not compulsory and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow the guidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law. Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance as illustrating good practice

Updated 2009-09-06