Evacuation, escape and rescue (EER)
This topic covers emergency response on offshore installations.
- Regulatory expectations for emergency response arrangements for the offshore renewable energy industry - Offshore Information sheet 02/2019
HSE and MCA are the relevant authorities for health and safety at offshore renewable energy developments. Jointly they require renewable energy developments to have arrangements for evacuation, escape, recovery and rescue to prevent and reduce harm to persons working at those developments. This document sets out principles to be adopted to ensure compliance with relevant legislation
- Considerations for Walk to Work and Multi Operation Vessels – Regulatory Guidance (Offshore Information Sheet 1/2019)
This sheet provides guidance on compliance with the UK regulations relating to walk to work (W2W) activities in connection with offshore oil and gas activities. This guidance focuses on W2W activities including W2W activities where additional emergency, rescue and recovery services are also proposed.
- Evacuation, escape and rescue technical advisory group
(EERTAG) Sets out the terms of reference for EERTAG.
- Testing of TEMPSC release gear
(Offshore Information Sheet 10/2007) Draws the attention of the offshore industry to the risks associated with the testing of TEMPSC (totally enclosed motor propelled survival craft) release gear while TEMPSC's are suspended in the davits.
- Ensuring the wearing of immersion suits in helicopter evacuation or escape to sea
(Offshore Information Sheet 6/2008) Draws attention to problems experienced with helicopter evacuations in the North Sea.
- Big persons in lifeboats
(Offshore Information Sheet 12/2008) The average weight and size of people has increased during the last two decades, so there is a potential to exceed the design loads and seating space for lifeboats on UK oil and gas installations. This information sheet provides guidance on how dutyholders may take account of this.
- Ensuring adequate safety during davit lifeboat drills, testing and maintenance on UK offshore installations
(Safety Notice 1/2006) Draws attention to recent changes intended to improve safety during lifeboat drills, maintenance and testing.
- Lifejackets for abandonment from an offshore installation (Offshore Information Sheet 7/2009).
This sheet identifies the various features of abandonment lifejackets, which should normally be provided for offshore installations, in addition to those lifejacket features provided for compliance with SOLAS.