OTO 013/2001


Covers: dead loads; imposed (operational) loads; hydrostatic loads; environmental loads; deformation loads; accidental loads. Static, dynamic and fatigue effects may need to be considered depending on the variation of the load with time and on the response characteristics of the structure. Is based on guidance previously contained in section 15 of the Fourth Edition of the Health and Safety Executive's "Offshore installations: guidance on design, construction and certification" which was withdrawn in 1998. The withdrawal of the "Guidance" was not a reflection on the soundness (or otherwise) of the technical information it contained; some sections (or part of sections) of the "Guidance" are currently referred to by the offshore industry. For this reason, after consultation with industry, relevant sections are now published as separate documents in the HSE Offshore technology (OT) report series. Whilst the text has been reformatted for offshore technology publication, the technical content has not been updated.

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