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OTO 2001/091

Inspecting and auditing the management of emergency response.

The intended purpose of this report is as a source of information for use by HSE specialist inspection teams when drawing up inspection and audit initiatives in the field of emergency response management. Gives background information on the importance of offshore emergency response, the content of emergency response systems, the mechanisms established in Great Britain for assessing the emergency command capabilities of offshore managers. contains suggestions for the Regulator regarding inspection and auditing. For the purpose of this report an emergency response system is considered to comprise of two parts; emergency command and the remainder of the emergency response system. Examines the health and safety legal duties applying to these two areas . Contains detailed information about the Offshore Industry Training Programme (OPITO) Standard for emergency command, and on how the Standard is applied by OPITO approved bodies.Reports a number of conclusions.

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Updated 2010-03-19