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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 Regulation May 17
6 Reporting of Offshore Installation Movements Oct 16
9 Exclusions and exemptions from offshore safety legislation Jul 12
11 Reporting of safety zone infringements Jan 02
30 Operations Notice 30 Reporting of Oil and Gas Incidents Jan 16
34 Ionising radiations regulations 1999: notification of offshore site radiography work Aug 17
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
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
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
75 Offshore installations (safety case) regulations 2005 (SCR05)  -  Timescale for thorough review Jun 08
76 Guidance on the mixing of icing inhibitors to helicopter fuel offshore Nov 08
77 Offshore accommodation standards - men and women sharing cabins Aug 17
78 CAP 437 6th Edition : Offshore helicopter landing areas – Guidance on standards Jan 09
80 Application of health and safety law to "walk to work" vessels Feb 14
82 Guidance on the provision of accommodation on offshore installations Aug 17
83

Health and safety implications of the suspension of offshore helicopter flights over the UKCS due to volcanic ash

This notice has been withdrawn pending review

Apr 10
85

Policy for Drug and Alcohol Testing for OSDR Inspectors

Oct 18
Updated 2018-10-11