This report deals with issues relating to the growing use of commercially available software adapted / applied to assist in the management of maintenance activities on offshore production installations. HSE has become aware of potential failings and reliability-related problems regarding the use of this software, and of certain industry-based concerns regarding the automation of maintenance scheduling processes. NEL, in conjunction with its parent TÜV Süddeutschland, undertook a project to investigate these issues for HSE.
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