Reporting of safety zone infringements

  • Operations notice: 11 (Rev. 1)
  • Publication date:  27 April 2021
  • Review date:  27 April 2024
  • Target Audience: All stakeholders
  • Internal Reference: 2021/97360
  • Document Owner: ED3.3
  • Open Government Status: Fully Open


This notice provides guidance for reporting infringements of the 500 metre safety zone around offshore installations to the Health and Safety Executive. Reports should be made on form OIR13. Completed forms should be sent to the addresses listed on the form.


Points to consider when completing the form:

Recording of ‘near miss’ incidents

Cases may occur where vessels are seen taking successful action to avoid a possible infringement. It may be advisable to record such cases but they should, in normal circumstances, only be reported if an infringement subsequently occurs (OIR13), or it is deemed there was a potential collision using the ROGI report form.

This guidance is issued by the Offshore Major Accident Regulator (OMAR). Following the guidance is not compulsory and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow the guidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law. Inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance as illustrating good practice.

Updated 2022-12-14