Offshore Major Accident Regulator (OMAR)
Since the UK left the EU, the Offshore Major Accident Regulator (OMAR) is now the UKs Offshore Competent Authority (previously known as the Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR). How HSE regulate the offshore industry stays the same. Our guidance will be updated to reflect this change.
The Offshore Major Accident Regulator was established as the Competent Authority (CA) responsible for regulating offshore major hazards.
In Great Britain, the CA is fulfilled by a partnership between the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning (part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)).