How we work

To ensure workplace risks are properly controlled offshore, we:

  • inspect
  • investigate accidents and incidents
  • assess safety cases
  • enforce
  • advise, guide and inform
  • research and develop
  • influence technical standards
  • develop policy

The Offshore Major Accident Regulator (OMAR) is the Competent Authority responsible for regulating offshore major hazards. OMAR is a partnership between HSE and the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning.

Updated 2023-05-24