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Operations notices

Operations Notices are intended to advise the offshore industry of new regulatory requirements, contact points within the Energy Division for communications (eg accident/incident reporting) and of other Government requirements with respect to offshore operations which may have safety implications.

No. Title Issue date
4 Radioactive substances act 1993 Jan 02
6 Reporting of Offshore Installation Movements Jan 16
9 Exclusions and exemptions from offshore safety legislation Jul 12
11 Reporting of safety zone infringements Jan 02
22 Complaints relating to safety issues on offshore installations May 02
27 Status of technical guidance on design, construction and certification Jul 12
30 Operations Notice 30 Reporting of Oil and Gas Incidents Jan 16
34 Ionising radiations regulations 1999: notification of offshore site radiography work Mar 10
37 Offshore installations and wells (design and construction, etc) regulations 1996 arrangements for reporting danger to an installation Jan 02
39 Offshore installations and pipeline works (management and administration) regulations 1995 guidance on identification of offshore installations May 09
42 Offshore development areas Jan 02
54 Establishment of safety zones for sub-sea installations Feb 07
55 Suitable secondary roles for offshore medics Mar 02
56 Offshore first aid and medic training and examinations Mar 02
58 Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres regulations 2002 Jan 03
59 The equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres regulations 1996 Jan 03
60 Reporting cases of disease under the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) Apr 03
61 Management of collision risk - Radio communication between offshore installations, their standby vessels and merchant ships Apr 03
63 A guide to the equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres regulations 1996 Dec 03
64 The misuse of drugs regulations 2001: supply and possession of controlled drugs offshore Jan 04
65 Terms and conditions of employment. The working time regulations - extension offshore Oct 08
72 Status of OMHEC guidance May 06
74 Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005 (SCR05) – Submission of notifications, thorough review summaries and safety cases Nov 07
75 Offshore installations (safety case) regulations 2005 (SCR05)  -  Timescale for thorough review June 08
76 Guidance on the mixing of icing inhibitors to helicopter fuel offshore Nov 08
77 Offshore accommodation standards - men and women sharing cabins Nov 08
78 CAP 437 6th Edition : Offshore helicopter landing areas – Guidance on standards Jan 09
79 Application of regulations to "normally unattended installations" July 09
80 Application of health and safety law to "walk to work" vessels May 09
81 Application of health and safety law offshore - issue of Variation Order April 11
82 Guidance for the provision of accommodation offshore April 10
83 Health and safety implications of the suspension of offshore helicopter flights over the UKCS due to volcanic ash April 10
Updated 2016-09-08