Offshore Charging Review Group
Purpose and terms of reference
About the Offshore Charging Review Group Series
This series will publish the agendas and minutes of OCRG meetings.
The purpose of the Offshore charging regime is to enable the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to recover all their appropriate costs in connection with those chargeable functions that they carry out in the offshore industry. The review group will carry out its work with that purpose in mind.
Terms of reference of the Offshore Charging Review Group are to :
- keep under review the effectiveness, consistency and operation of the Offshore charging regime's financial and administrative arrangements and the consequences of these arrangements;
- provide HSC and HSE and those affected by charging with advice and information about the operation of the regime;
- receive and comment on information concerning the general level of charges that have been applied, or being proposed for the future (it will not be within the remit of the group to discuss or consider individual cases);
- keep the guidance to industry under review to ensure continuing fitness for purpose, transparency and openness and propose changes as appropriate;
- consider anomalies that may arise with the definitions of chargeable functions, set out in the guidance and contribute to their elimination;
- contribute to any relevant review of charging that HSC/E carries out;
- to help devise and consider the merits of alternative charging schemes;
- to report annually on the effectiveness, efficiency and operation of the charging regime to the HSE Board, the Health and Safety Commission and the Industry-wide Charging Review Group.