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RR592 - Assessment of the benefits to the offshore industry from new technology and operating practices used in the shipping industry for managing collision risk

There is a continuing duty for duty holders to manage risk and to keep possible risk reduction measures under review giving account to changing circumstances, advances in technology, new knowledge and information. Good practice may change over time; new technology may make a higher standard reasonably practicable. Continuous improvement leads to repeated challenge of existing measures and approaches to safety management.

In pursuit of this, this report provides an overview of the latest technologies being employed within the maritime industry which have the potential to benefit the oil and gas industry in support of their commitment to the management of collision risk. The study builds upon the previous work carried out by the HSE and Oil and Gas UK.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2009-05-01