Offshore safety statistics bulletin 2007/8

Published on the HSE website 13 August 2008.

Fatal and major injuries to offshore workers

Figure 1: Fatal and major injuries (1997/1998 – 2007/2008p)

Figure 1: Fatal and major injuries 1997/1998 – 2007/2008p

Figure 2: Combined fatal and major injury rate (1997/1998 – 2007/08p)

Figure 2: Combined fatal and major injury rate 1997/1998 – 2007/08p

Based on provisional figures for 2007/08:

Types of accident

Based on provisional figures for 2007/2008:

Over 3-day injuries to offshore workers

Figure 3: Over 3-day injuries (1997/1998 – 2007/2008p)

Figure 3: Over 3-day injuries 1997/1998 – 2007/2008p

Figure 4: Over 3-day injury rate (1997/1998 – 2007/2008p)

Figure 4: Over 3-day injury rate 1997/1998 – 2007/2008p

Types of accident               

Based on provisional figures for 2007/2008:

Incidence of ill health to workers offshore

Dangerous occurrences offshore

Figure 5: Dangerous occurrences (1997/1998 – 2007/2008p)

Figure 5: Dangerous occurrences 1997/1998 – 2007/2008p

Based on provisional figures for 2007/2008:

Hydrocarbon releases (HCR's)5

Figure 6: Offshore hydrocarbon releases

Figure 6: Offshore hydrocarbon releases

Based on provisional figures for 2007/08:

(Supplementary data on hydrocarbon releases reported under RIDDOR, upon which Figure 6 is based, are voluntarily reported to HSE by operators on Form OIR/12.  Final figures may be subject to variation depending on when OIR/12 returns are made to HSE)

A further breakdown of the headline figures contained in this Bulletin will be provided later this year in the annual Offshore Injury and Incident Statistics Report, produced as part of the HID Statistics Report (HSR) series of publications.


  1. Provisional data extracted from Vantage system via StepChange in Safety. Back to reference of footnote 1
  2. Upper limb includes finger/thumbs, hand, wrist and rest of upper limb. Back to reference of footnote 2
  3. Fractures to fingers, thumbs or toes are classed as over-3-day injuries and not as major injuries unless hospitalised over 24 hrs. Back to reference of footnote 3
  4. Upper limb includes finger/thumbs, hand, wrist and rest of upper limb. Back to reference of footnote 4
  5. Major, Significant and Minor Release Severity Classifications are described on the HSE Website in the Hydrocarbons Release Database HELP facility. Back to reference of footnote 5
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