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The Offshore Installations (Logbooks and Registration of Death) Regulations 1972

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3.—(1) There shall be entered in every installation logbook before any other entry is made in the book—

(a)the registered name or other designation of the relevant installation;

(b)the name of the owner and the address to which communications for him are to be sent;

(c)the name of the person or persons appointed as manager;

and if at any time while the logbook is in use these entries are no longer correct they shall be amended appropriately.

(2) Entries shall be made in the installation logbook regarding every occurrence affecting or likely to affect the safety of the installation or the safety, health and welfare of persons on or working from the installation or involving the installation and endangering persons in its neighbourhood and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, of—

(a)the assumption and relinquishment of responsibility by managers, manning changes, visits by vessels, aircraft and hovercraft and, in the case of a mobile offshore installation, of its movements and locations;

(b)adverse weather conditions, collisions, structural changes and major repairs, surveys and any other occurrence relevant to the safety, seaworthiness or stability of the installation;

(c)safety drills, accidents and injuries to persons, and the occurrence of disease and death;

(d)emergencies and apprehended emergencies and measures taken to meet or avoid them, whether relating to the installation or to personnel;

(e)the placing under restraint of any person pursuant to section 5(6) of the Act;

(f)any visit of an inspector appointed under section 6(4) of the Act or other person acting at the direction of the Secretary of State and any action taken as a result of investigations made or notices served by such inspector or other person.

(3) Entries in an installation logbook shall be in the English language and shall be signed by the manager. Every entry shall be made and signed within 24 hours of the time at which the occurrence the subject of the entry took place or as soon as practicable thereafter and shall include the time at which the occurrence took place and the time at which the entry was made and signed.

(4) A manager upon relinquishing charge of an installation shall make in the logbook a declaration that all the requisite entries for the period during which he has been in charge have been duly made and deliver the logbook to the person taking charge as manager or, if no one is succeeding him, to the owner.

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