This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information.

Beta This is a new way of showing guidance - your feedback will help us improve it.

Safety alerts and notices

Safety alerts

No. Title Issue date
Safety Alert 01/06 Catastrophic failure of shell and tube production cooler May 06
Safety Alert 01/08 Flare system impaired by cooling water loss through bursting disc failure on an Intercooler Heat Exchanger October 08

Safety notices

No. Title Issue date
1/04 The maintenance and thorough examination of braking systems on offshore cranes Apr 04
4/04 Hydrocarbon releases: consideration of acute health effects Nov 04
2/05 'Single line components' in the hoisting and braking systems of offshore cranes   Feb 05
4/05 Weldless repair of safety critical piping systems   July 05
6/05 Testing of HVAC dampers   Sept 05
11/05 Potential catastrophic failure of pressure-balanced cage-guided control valves and chokes Nov 05
01/06 Ensuring adequate safety during davit lifeboat drills, testing and maintenance on UK offshore installations Jan 06
02/06 Interlocks for drill floor machinery Dec 06
01/09 Explosion protected electrical heaters Jan 09

HSE has introduced a new system for publishing safety bulletins. To receive the latest news and information on offshore oil and gas please sign up for our free eBulletin service.

This guidance is issued by the Health and Safety Executive. 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. Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance as illustrating good practice.

Updated 2017-10-02